WHEN EVEN THE TRIP TO THE DENTIST IS A TREAT

I’m determined to keep this blog a positive, politic-free safe space for the Pollyannas amongst us.

But I fear that Monday may test my patience;

Aaaagh.., as they say in Sheffield, which has its own take on The Scream.

Anyway, I’ll leave the Covid commentary to Mudgie, the Tand and Kentish Paul, and tell you about my trip to the Dentist.

Perhaps a “Guess the Dentist” blogpost is on the cards once pubs are no more*.

Our days now start with a look at an empty diary, regret we forgot to celebrate birthday/anniversary/Christmas, and a frisson of excitement we have a trip to have our teeth tickled or a click-and-collect to look forward to.

I picked Occudental (nearest pub : University Arms) because it’s near the dental school on the A57 and it’s nice to be experimented on by students.

20 minutes walk across the Ponderosa, which was covered in white stuff a week ago.

Occudental seemed nice people, better than the aggressive staff in Cambridge anyway, and pleasingly it’s tucked above the Starbucks so you can buy cake straight away afterwards.

No cask at the moment so coffee, cake and Crispy Beef are all we have to look forward to.

The Sang Lung 5 minutes down the hill to Hillsborough is our latest takeaway discovery.

I know Dave loves to see pics of real food (NCTSS 3.5). Note authentic colours.

Oh, and Mrs RM has nearly finished Series I of the complete house renovation package. Sadly, just like “Lost”, there’s another five series to come.

*Grief, this is depressing, isn’t it ?

21 thoughts on “WHEN EVEN THE TRIP TO THE DENTIST IS A TREAT

      1. Sadly it is no more, now I find.

        It became a Watney’s pub, but closed a long time ago.

        Looks like it was demolished to make way for the A316 through Richmond.

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      2. Of course – but that looks to be that on the theme. I can’t find any more old paintings of pubs on the web, well, not which stand any chance of still existing anyway.

        In a country where inns have been such a celebrated part of the nation that might be surprising, but Mrs. E. says that most artists’s works back then were commissioned, and what would the toffs want, with pictures of the common folk’s haunts?

        She’s usually right too.

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      3. “I knew that really but didn’t want to stop Russ getting it first.”

        I don’t think I’d get before the pubs re-open, and what does THAT tell you? 😉

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  1. Not depressing with that food picture. Between you with “Ponderosa” and Simon watching classic westerns there is quite a western feeling theme to the blogging these days.

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  2. “But I fear that Monday may test my patience;”

    Crickey. They really are trying to get a rise out of everyone. Bloody hell!

    “and tell you about my trip to the Dentist.”

    That’s starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel. 😉

    “and it’s nice to be experimented on by students”

    Too bad they weren’t training to be sommeliers. 🙂

    “and pleasingly it’s tucked above the Starbucks so you can buy cake straight away afterwards.”

    (slow golf clap)

    “The Sand Lung 5 minutes down the hill to Hillsborough is our latest takeaway discovery.”

    Sang Lung dear boy. Sand lung is some sort of horrid disease I imagine.

    “Sadly, just like “Lost”, there’s another five series to come.”

    True, but it’s better than nothing, eh? 🙂

    “*Grief, this is depressing, isn’t it ?”

    Sadly, have to agree. 😦

    Cheers

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