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Bad tooth = numb face

Been at the dentist this morning.  Booked in to have 2 small fillings on the top and 1 larger filling (to replace an old one at the bottom).  I haven’t had much tooth ache but the bottom one is especially sensitive to hot / cold and needed to be looked at.

On further inspection I needed 2 fillings at the bottom, which the dentist descibed one as ” a massive cavity” Blimey!  So, 3 injections later my whole mouth, chin, lips and nose is now numb…. It turns out that the old filling was hiding a big hole underneath and this mornings investigation ended up being a full on deep drill right to the nerve.  At some point, could be 6 days, 6 months or 6 years it’s going to need a root canal.  Brilliant.

Much flossing and brushing is needed for the future of my teeth, but for now I’m just a little bit dribbly and slury – for the next 4 to 6 hours.

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I used to think Alton Towers had fantastic rollercoaster rides, I’ve been there a lot and everytime the rides were great.

Then I went to Islands of Adventure in Florida and the rollercoasters there were even better – faster, more spins more loops and totally different experiences, the Hulk and Dueling Dragons the clear winners.  Although I was also completely taken in by the Spiderman Simulation “Your Spider-Senses Will Be Tingling. Put on your 3-D glasses for an eye-popping, pulse-pounding, first-of-its-kind 3-D Spider-Man thrill ride.”  That really, truely was a thrill. I loved it!

Then, we went to Thorpe Park at the weekend (for the first time) and I was impressed.  Although compact and small in ground coverage compared to other big theme parks Thorpe Park still has the big rides that attract thrill seekers.   First up was Stealth (0-80mph in 2 seconds) fast, exhilirating and brilliant fun! But over fairly quickly so glad the queue was only 10 mins.   Then a nice ride on the rapids and luckily it was a sunny day as we did get soaked, quickly followed by Nemisis which was a great, fun and exciting ride.

Then the queueing began for Saw..The Ride.  Already just in the queue I was feeling petrified (I’ve only watched half of the first film as I was too scared) but I hadn’t come all that way (well an hours drive!) to wimp out. One hours queue later…  we’re in line, only 20 or so people to go and then we’re on.  Heart pounding, hands shaking and slightly sweaty brow forming…..an announcement is made “Technical fault… we appreciate your patience whilst riders are removed from the ride….” Hmmm, so 20mins later and the suspense has almost gone, very glad we’re not going to be the first people back on it. Anyway riders were finally removed off the ride, technical fault sorted and we were on.  Crickey was I scared.  But we did it, and it was amazing! Probably the best coaster I’ve ever been on, but that is probably somewhat down to how scared I was to begin with! Totally ACE!

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Sorry for the lack of posts, I’m going to try and be more pro-active in writing more blogs in future.  Anyways, the reason for the current drought has been a combination of weddings and holidays!

First up was my sisters big country wedding in Northampton which was totally ace!  After a fairly calm morning (hair in rollers by 8am!) we arrived in good time at the church to find that there had been a power cut so the piano played our entrance tunes, which was no big deal and the comedy value suited my mad but chilled sister and her Hubby!  The party was totally brilliant with great food a fantastic band and fab speaches (including the brides!)   I also helped my dad with the surf theme cake – complete with crashing wave surround (good paper mache fun there!)

Then H2B and I went off to the north norfolk cost with our lovely dog Rocky.  We had a fantastic week of sleeping, reading and enjoying the beach with a few swims in the sea.  Although the plague of lady bugs hampered any trips into the seaside towns! Rocky even had a dip himself – the dog who’s never more than paddled in streams and runs away from waves jumped over the crashing surf and paddled like crazy into the water!  Poor dog seemed to have a mix of utter fear, panic and complete enjoyment at paddling out to meet us in the barely waist deep water! (I suppose thats quite deep when your only a little dog)  We were so proud of him!  So Rocky did a LOT of sleeping and dreaming of his adventure into the surf!

Then we had a trip on a propeller plane over to Guerney for another wedding. It was fairly bumpy, noisy and uncomfortable ride but our long weekend on the island was well worth it, staying here at the Auberge.  Fantastic weather, a beautiful wedding full of comedy moments and a great band.  We even made use of the pool to dip our feet after the walk from church to rception in heels!  The day after we amazingly managed to get up early to collect our bike hire and cycled our way around most of the island, finishing with a delicious meal on the balcony over looking St Peter Port at Christie’s.

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Today has been a fab day enjoying the sights of Cambridge with H2B, his mum, sister and cousin visiting from Aus.  As well as a comedy narrated punting tour we wandered the many streets, shops and colleges and had a very yummy lunch at Teri-Aki.   Here’s some pics of the day, including my sushi lunch:

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A dramatic dog rescue.  Yes, I’ve had a bit of a dramatic morning.

My occasional drive in (I usually cycle to work) along the V4 in Milton Keynes took a dramatic turn when a little jack russel ran out of a Farm House and across the road in front of my car.  Luckily it was a little bit ahead of me with no cars in front so I saw the little dog from a way off and had time to slow down.  At the next roundabout I turned back, thinking to myself that this is someone’s pet that has escaped, if it was my Dog I would definitely hope that some one would bring him back.

I parked up on the side of the road and walked up the redway to where the little guy had run up into the bushes.  He was friendly enough and had that ‘oops, I’ve been a bad dog’ look.  So I scooped him up and started walking toward the Farm House to return him home when another car stopped and asked if I had just found that dog as he saw it go under a car.   Realising then that my right hand (supporting the dogs back legs) was warm, wet and covered in blood.

The man from the other car was a great help and we took the poor little dog back to the house, which was empty, so we phoned the number on his collar – no answer, left a message.   Hmmm, can’t leave a bleeding dog lying on the porch….

Not knowing whether to take him to the vets or wait around we eventually found a path at the back of the house that led to the farm.  A brief wander through hay, mud and cowpats and we found the owner who was really grateful, thanked us and said he’d be off to the vets!  Luckily I think the little dog only had a cut to the top of it’s leg just under the tail and had a very lucky escape!

So now I’ve got the blood off my top, cleaned my shoes and was only 15 mins late to work.  What a morning!

Good deed for the day = check.

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My life has been very full the past week, make that two weeks, with lots of activities, action and adventures, here’s a brief low down and the highlights of a very fun and packed few days:

  • It was my last few days at Melon, and we had a little mini celebration/leaving thing at GBK in the Hub in Milton Keynes, very yummy burgers!
  • I then went off to the back of beyond in Wales for a mates Hen doo.  Comedy hotel (our bunk beds were in what appeared to be the annex/conservatory of the bar) and we did loads of crazy activities – first up was Coasteering (clamber along the cliff then fling yourself of and into the sea – 2 hours of freezing water and brain freeze was well worth it!) followed by a high ropes course and then a mud assault course – all ace fun, I still have the bruises to prove it!
  • Me and the H2B went off down to the new forest and stayed in a lovely b&b in Lyndhurst.  He wanted to go to Beaulieu motor museum, I wanted to see the ponies!
  • We then had a day in Bath at the Therma spa. The roof top terrace pool was very lovely and warm despite the overcast weather but the steam rooms were particularly nice – especially the lemon-grass flavoured one! 
  • Then back home and I went for a Body Polish Treatment – full exfoliation and then a delicious mosituriser – my skin has never been so smooth!
  • Boy then decided that as we had time off that we should do the high ropes Aerial extreme course in MK – it was windy and a bit damp but surprisingly scary and good fun all at the same time!
  • Followed by dinner at The Inn at Woburn for a friends b’day – very yummy sea bass and the best goo-ie chocolate brownie pudding ever!  Highly recommend this place, it feels really posh but the prices are surprisingly reasonable.
  • Sunday played rugby – a league game against Stoneygate, the ground was solid we all got our knees and elbows shreaded but won 10-0 fab game!

Now I’m in my new job at the Creation Agency and trying to learn the ropes and remember peoples names!  Just finished baking a lemon curd layer sponge cake, which unfortunately is a bit flat, but, never-the-less I think it’s going to be yummy!

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I hardly ever do these things ( honest!) but a lot has happened over the last week or two (more blogs on that later) so I though I’d give this ago, thanks CK!

1. My brother always says that I’m ‘the adopted one’ despite us all looking like clones of each other.  One Christmas I almost believed him.

2. I’m a grade 8 pianist and played Cello at school to Grade 7. Once, at an orchestra practice I accidentally dropped my bow onto someone else’s cello and it made a massive hole in the side.

3.  I always insist I have no middle name and that my real name is Mary-Louise (with a hyphen) but I just prefer Mary.  In fact I don’t actually think its true (although I will check my birth certificate) and I believe it because if I was ever in trouble mum would shout “Maaaaaryyyylouuuuiiiseeee”

4. I sometimes hated being the youngest sibling and would refuse to go to bed.  My two sisters and brother would take turns each night carrying me up like an aeroplane.

5. Laughing is the best feeling in the world.  I’m sure me and my fella have a very odd sense of humour, luckily we both get each others jokes.

6.  I was going to be called Louise, but my cousin got in a month before me.

7. My parents are the best at fancy dress.  Dad once dressed me up as a Dice.

8. I used to have a high bed as a kid with a desk underneath.  I used to crawl under the desk into the foot wide cavity behind where I would sit with a torch for hours reading The Beano.

9. I wish I had more time for hobbies like painting and playing the piano.

10. When I was 18 I entered some competition and won a sky dive. It was brilliant!

11. I love animals and wanted to be a vet.

12. I didn’t like reading much so I used to make my sister CK read to me at night and would prod her if she stopped.

13. My right knee is particularly knobbly due to Osgood-Schlatter disease when I was a teen.

14.  My mum recently told me, as I put a toy hedgehog out in the pile for car boot, that my Dad scoured the whole country for that toy and eventually got it from Harrods.  Apparently I was adamant that I wanted a toy hedgehog.

15. I was an accident prone child and once fell back on one of my brothers toy aeroplanes and got it stuck in my head.  The 999 staff thought my mum was a hoax as we lived near an airfield.

16. I used to go horse riding every week and would fall off a lot (because I liked going fast, too fast!)  but always seemed to catapult myself when my parents were watching!

17. I have an old suitcase full of pony magazines, posters and rosettes.

18.  I spent whole weekends lining up all my soft teddies (school photo style) across my bed.  They all had names and some would refuse to sit nicely next to each other.

19. I love stationary and would love to work for Paperchase.

20. I got my belly button pierced whilst on a group holiday in Newquay.  It grew out and now I have the holes and a slightly strange scar where the skin went really thin.

21. I am totally useless at remembering what films I have seen, who was in it and also the names of bands/music that I like.

22. I had a massive toy soft dog called Mutsey (thats what it said on his collar). Years later Dad got me the same make of soft toy which looked exactly the same but minature, he is also called Mutsey.

23. I like knitting, making stuff and hobby-craft.

24. My favourite Toy is a bear called The Fonze or Fonzy. I had to perform many operations on his seams to keep him together as a child, he is probably the reason I am quite good at sewing. I still keep him in my wardrobe.

25. My boyfriend planned a massive surprise and proposed on our 10th anniversary (on 27th Feb) and took me to Gordon Ramseys at Claridges for dinner.

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