Monday, 31 May 2021
Sunday, 30 May 2021
I landed back home at 7.30pm so it was a hasty microwaved portion of the stew I made the day before. I slept well last night.
I think today will be a garden day. Tidying needs to be done. Thanks for popping in, I hope your weekend is going well and you are able to spend time outdoors. Don't forget, Tuesday is check in day for the International Walking Group. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. ilona
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Friday, 28 May 2021
Thursday, 27 May 2021
A friend from Crafty Club offered me a pile of small cotton fabric pieces left over from her sewing projects. They have been sitting in a plastic box on my table for ages. I keep going back to them. It passes half an hour or so to do a bit of stitching.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Raining again today. Looking like a day indoors.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. ilona
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
A news item came up which is a bit disconcerting, one in three dentists are planning to ditch NHS patients. It goes on to say they are planning to go fully private which will threaten the future of NHS tooth care. Others aim to cut back on NHS work or quit the profession altogether. Some patients already face a three year wait for appointments.
Hannah Woolnough of the British Dental Association spoke to Talk Radio yesterday outlining why this is happening. The Government are starving dental clinics of cash, cutting back and diverting money elsewhere. I'll put a link to the interview here, it's on her Twitter account. I'm not sure if non tweeters can access it.
I think we can expect a lot more people with wonky teeth, unable to afford private care. Take a look at the poor countries, look at the mouths of people who have no dental care, is that where we are heading?
I have stepped up my mouth cleaning regime. I don't brush as vigorously as I used to, but I brush more often. I brush after eating or drinking anything which may stain my teeth. After every coffee I brush and rinse. Usually only one coffee per day. I stopped drinking red wine. Too much brushing can be detrimental, so I methodically make sure I reach all parts of my mouth with gentle brushing.
I don't bite into hard food any more, there are a lot of things I have given up altogether. I am mindful when I eat. I cut food up into smaller pieces and take my time with gentle chewing using my tongue and saliva to move it around my mouth, which breaks it down before I swallow it.
It's all I can do at the moment, I just hope that my teeth hold out. They are not perfect, and as long as they do not pain me, I am hoping they last a bit longer. What is happening with the dentists in your area?
I will post more Yorkshire pics tomorrow, and there is another video to come. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. ilona
Monday, 24 May 2021
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Saturday, 22 May 2021
My plumber came yesterday. Michael lives in the village, I have known him for nigh on 30 years, he was a lorry driver we worked at the same place. He retrained to get his plumbing and gas certificates, now he is very much sort after, he has lots of customers. Sometimes he is difficult to pin down, due to his work load, which is a good thing. A plumber with not very much to do can't be very good at his job. Michael serviced my central heating system and freed up a stuck outside water tap. He did a good job.
I asked him about the Governments plans to stop fitting gas boilers into new homes, and to wean all houses off the gas and onto hydrogen for their heating. It seems to me that the deadlines that the Government have set out are unachievable. He said it is not going to happen overnight. All current modern gas boilers are already set up to use hydrogen. At first it will be a mix of both natural gas and hydrogen going through the system. Plumbers will not have to be retrained, and by the time it all comes together he will be retired. He has 17 years left to do.
A big stumbling block will be the storage of hydrogen. It has to be stored close to where it is needed, which means lots of new plants all over the place. I think the Government are fear mongering again. Pushing forward the agenda to cut carbon emissions.
This article gives some more information. I don't think we need to panic. Our gas boilers will not be switched off, we won't have to shell out for more equipment. I for one hate cooking with electricity, I want to keep my gas cooking and heating.
More pics from Yorkshire to come. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona