Good morning, everyone. It's another cold start but the frost has gone and there's rain forecast for later. Jeff is out there, working his magic on my garden to make it look at least reasonable for a few days.
Yesterday as good. Transport worked really well for me. A bus came almost straight away, I only waited five minutes for the train which only stopped at Shenfield before Stratford and on the way home I got onto platform 10 and in pulled a train, first stop Chelmsford. Then I waited two minutes at the bus stop before along came a 56. It really couldn't have been better.
As for Stratford, loadsa shops in the centre, some that we have here too and some very posh ones with up market assistants and no prices on show. I had a lovely time meandering up and down the three levels of shops but failed to spend very much at all. All I got was some snowflake icing cutters because that's how I'm going to ice the Christmas cake; very simply with whiote icing and white showflake shapes and maybe a shiny spray over the lot and then a nice, red, gold and green ribbon around the outside.
I enjoyed myself but once was enough really. Chelmsford is really good for shops now so there's no need to go further abroad for the shops, just for the experience.
Looking at my colour coded sheet, the next one is this Friday when I'm off out with a friend to visit another friend who has her own yarn business. The chances are much higher that I will spend on Friday!
However, I'm feeling quite down today and it's my own fault totally. I have a real problem with dentists. Not quite a phobia but not far off, to the extent that I totally neglect that part of my life and always have done. However, deeds (or lack of) are coming home to roost. I've had some bad teeth for a while, that's one issue. The other is that for a long time I have had a bridge after I lost a tooth more or less at the front. I lost the tooth as a teenager and, after lots of unsatisfactory false ones, I finally had the bridge fitted so, obviously the teeth either side were also affected. For a while I've been aware that the bridge has felt a bit wobbly but yesterday late afternoon the worst happened - the whole thing came off.
So this morning I am off to a local dentists to see if I can get an appointment or five to have all the dental stuff sorted out and, to be honest, I am terrified. I know you're thinking 'grow up' so I will do my best but oh dear!
The other stuff today is Personal Training and a Governors' Meeting this evening, so I'd better drag out the paperwork and give it all a good read.
I will be glad when today is over.