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That’ll be £430… or nothing please


It’s been dentist week in our house. First it was my turn for my six monthly check up and visit to the hygienist, who jet washed my teeth and told me that my teeth are fantastic but my gums are buggered. That’ll be £130 please.

Next it was Lashes turn to be seen. She had the same six monthly check up and visit to the hygienist. Another £130.

Then it was Booful’s turn. One extraction, one false tooth and £335 later Boofuls came home with an aching mouth and an aching wallet.

My God, I missed my way in life, I should have been a dentist! Why did I waste all those years getting a degree in photography? I should have gone on to the far more lucrative world of dentistry.

Today Boofuls had to go back. The new falsie wasn’t fitting well and he was struggling with it. While he was there he questioned the dentist about his discoloured front tooth (Boofuls front tooth, not the dentist’s).

“Well, I can do this to it for £430. I can do that for it for £85 but it won’t last. Which option would you like?” He looked expectantly at Boofuls for an answer.

“Well, are those my only options?”

Maybe the dentist was starting to feel a bit guilty about the ludicrous amount of money he’s taken from us this week so he said:

“Er. Well, I could try cleaning it.”

“What will that cost?”

“Nothing.”

“I’ll take that option then, please.”

He picked up what looked like a grinding tool and proceeded to scrub away at Boofuls front tooth. One minute. I’ll type that again. ONE MINUTE later Boofuls had a lovely gleaming white front tooth. He’s been grinning a wide mouthed toothy smile all afternoon. To be fair he does look slightly crazed but I’ll let him off with that for today since he’s regained the confidence to actually properly smile after two years of trying not to show his manky teeth.

I’m really annoyed that the dentist has left that tooth looking horrible for so long and would have taken hundreds off pounds off Boofuls to do unnecessary work instead of just doing the clean that took him one minute.

Is it just me or does anyone else think that it’s morally wrong to try and deceive a patient into having expensive and unnecessary work done to their teeth? Gggrrrr.

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The Clingons have invaded!


Twice in one week they’ve stayed over. Aaaarrrggh, Clingon attack!  Somehow or other we seem to have ended up with Mrs Woofy as well.

So, what do you do with two clingons and a dog?

Take ’em on a looooong walk of course.

walk in the woods

While we were out in the woods we were lucky enough to see two deer running through the trees. Well, me and Dangerous did, Batty didn’t, which damn near broke my heart.

Dangerous managed to get knocked straight off her feet by Mrs Woofy and a doggy friend she made on our walk.  They raced round and round in circles not watching where they were going and careered straight into Dangerous who went flying through the air like a skittle. So funny to watch, I don’t think the dogs even noticed.

Anyway, we climbed, scrambled, waded and sploshed through the woods for and hour and a half. They were too knackered to walk up the hill back to home, even the dog had run out of steam so I phoned Boofuls to collect us. Shame he didn’t hear his phone. The poor kids plodded up the hill and flopped in a heap on the settee when we got in.

Recovery time was about two minutes. As soon as I said that ‘HOP’ was on at the cinema but we’d have to leave in a few minutes they were on their feet and raring to go.

Have you been to the cinema recently? How expensive??!!  I’ll tell you how expensive. £47!!!!  I nearly dropped through the floor!  That was for two adults, two kids 4 hotdogs and 4 regular Cokes.  The regular Cokes, incidentally turned out to be medium sized buckets of the stuff.

Luckily we had the £25 gift voucher I got for my birthday from Len’s lovely Mum.

Of course Dangerous, who hardly drinks anything, left most of hers, as did me and Boofuls. You’d pee for England after drinking that lot!  What a waste of money. What ridiculously huge drinks at a ridiculously huge price. Give me a normal portion at a normal price anyday.

The film was fun, though.

Put it down to my hormones if you like but I’ve been even more forgetful than normal this week.

Yesterday I went to the utility room to get meat out the freezer for today, while I was there I put the washing machine on but forgot the meat.

Went back in the utility room to get the meat but got distracted by something else (I’ve forgotten what, haha) and came back out.

Then I came in the office to get my glasses, picked up my fleece and walked out sans glasses.

That was all in the space of two minutes. I worry about myself sometimes, the marbles seem to have buggered off.

Changing the bed in the spare room ready for the clingons arrival, I threw, as is my wont, an armful of washing down the stairs. Pity I didn’t notice that Boofuls was walking  upstairs at the time, He ended up with a faceful of pillow cases, sheets and grubby underpinnings.  Fair to say he wasn’t totally impressed.  Oops.

Right. It’s time to stop chuffing about and get on with a bit of work before the Clingons wake up.  Happy Mother’s Day. Hope you enjoy it.