DENTISTRY: At long last, I plucked up the courage to go to the dentist having been frightened off by the last one who wanted to take out teeth, Oh Joy. My new dentist says I do not require any extractions at all and just a couple of fillings and a crown. My faith in dentists has returned and this one is painless.

TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD: When is this ghastly male fashion of scruffy stubble going to stop? Either have a beard which is fine or be clean shaven. Sorry fellas, it just is not attractive.

PIGS: Prudence had five piglets, all doing well. I always find it amazing that something only 4 inches long at birth will grow so big.

SHEEP: Sheep are also doing well with no problems and all new born lambs thriving.

HOSPITAL SWITCHBOARDS: Trying to get through to change an appointment I had been awarded on the same day as my dental treatment, proved to be most irritating. After an hour of it ringing for an age and then cutting out, I dialled another number which told me the email to use at breakneck speed which meant listening to this message three times to be able to note the whole down. Had I not been able to contact them, I would have been accused of failing to attend, and the whole laborious process would have been back to square one. Before the introduction of call centres life was much simpler.

THE VILLAGE: The village is resplendent in daffodils just now. The gale that brought so many trees down, blocked the C7 for many hours in its aftermath. People remain undecided as to the siting of the proposed cycle path. There are objections on both sides of the argument.

SMILE FOR THE DAY: Patient: Doctor, I am obsessed with wanting to continuously sing ‘Delilah’. Doctor: I think you may be suffering from Tom Jones Disease. Patient: Is that normal? Should I be worried? Doctor: It’s not unusual.

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