Saturday, 24 September 2011

"new" toothpastes, just who are they aimed at?

I know the answer could be fairly obvious. They are aimed at people who wish to maintain dental health.....BUT if you watch the adverts, they really aren't. People who take care of their teeth properly won't have "loose gum seals" or other things that are mentioned. So, who will go out and buy the "latest" toothpaste...quite possibly the people who don't really need it.
Having worked for a dentist in my past, I can say the people with the worst dental problems are those who don't look after their teeth properly. Visiting the dentist at the right intervals will not make a persons teeth in good condition, it is what they do between the visits that will ensure they keep their teeth for a long time.
I was "lucky" enough to assist one of the dentists who was treating a case of "terrible toothache!" And I'll be honest, I don't know which smelt worst, the "patient's" breath, or their clothes, (it was a pig farmer straight from work).
I do, for the record, use a "sensitive" toothpaste, as nothing any dentist can do will stop your gums receeding as you age.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last night of the proms

OK.....I try to watch this every year...I love classical music, but tonight it went from one extreme to another for me.
I like to watch the BBC1 coverage, which is usually the last 1-2 hours of the proms. One of tonight's soloists was Lang Lang who I think looks very similar to Michael McIntyre.
Then there was a "feature"...then the usual "winding-up"...This made me cry...cos I can't sing any more, and it woke up so many memories.
At the same time there were fireworks going off, part of the "heritage weekend" held by my current hometown. Tomorrow should see the display of vintage/old cars on the prom, and maybe a display by the Red Arrows..and tomorrow night another firework display.
Two years ago this weekend I met my lovely Lithuanian friend...and I miss him so very much.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Back at work

I have never felt so utterly tired as I have in the last few days.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Come dine with me?

No, not the TV programme.
I lifted this question from a friend's blog.
Assemble your dream dinner guest list. Think of all the famous, or infamous, people living or dead, and pick 6 to share a fine meal with. Who do you pick? Why? What do you expect to happen?

1. Alice Nutter (One of the "Lancashire Witches")
2. Nell Gwynne (Chelsea Pensioners were founded in her memory)
3. My Grandad Sharp
4. Tom Holt (The novelist)
5. Lewis Carol (Author of Alice in Wonderland)
6. Nimue. (I think that is how her name is spelt, from Arthurian Legend)

Grandad is easy, I was only 5 when he died, and would have loved to have spent time with him, at 5 you are still a very young child, and I think he'd like the company. I think Lewis Carol and Tom Holt would soon find common ground. Nimue was supposed to be the downfall and at the same time apprentice to Merlin, Alice Nutter was found guilty of Witchcraft, but as ideas have changed, she might have been guilty of nothing less than being a strong Catholic in times when the country was being brought by force almost to the Protestant beliefs. And I'm sure Nell Gwynne would liven up the evening. All I've ever read about her shows her to be an open hearted loving person. Perhaps Tom Holt would inspired to write about the meal.
Oh! and if you read one of my previous posts, Alice Nutter might have been an ancestor.
Oh, and if it had to be filmed, could Dave Lamb please commentate?