The tooth and the NHS

The tooth got worse and worse. Clearly it was beyond paracetamol and ibuprofen, and I didn’t think I should drive at all, much less all the way to Somerset. I tried to find a dentist, but I couldn’t find anywhere that would treat a non-patient. Apparently there is an emergency dentist in Telford, but they weren’t answering the phone, and when I took a taxi there I found I was…

June 26, 2016

Attingham Park

The servants dining area. Who sat where. at Attingham Park. Shropshire
June 22, 2016

I don’t get a huge amount of use out of my National Trust membership, what with living in the Canary Islands, but I do like to visit a National Trust property when I can. So went to Attingham Park, a stately home near Telford. It’s gorgeous. And huge. We didn’t have time to go around much of the grounds (400 acres, if memory serves!) but we did go around the…



August 20, 2009

We went off into Aldeburgh with my brother and family yesterday. Gorgeous fish and chips on the sea front, and a nice stroll down to the statue and back. Then home for afternoon tea, with a mean lemon drizzle cake.