Oh dear, it’s been a while since I posted! I’m blaming a combination of being busy and toothache. The tooth that started niggling when I was down in London for Knit Nation slowly got worse until I gave in after several disturbed nights and phoned the NHS emergency dental line (not having my own NHS dentist due to forgetting to make an appointment). I was impressed to be seen the same morning, but less impressed to hear that my bottom left wisdom tooth was the root (no pun intended) of the problem and would have to come out. She made me an appointment at the drop in centre in town to have it out a couple of weeks later, and left me with the impression that it would just pop out with very little trouble. In the meantime I was on antibiotics to clear up the infection, and had very little interest in anything. I did manage to go to my parents’ caravan on Anglesey with them though, which was nice.
I didn’t take many photos, mainly because I go every year and already have plenty, but this was new ground – the walk from Breakwater Park in Holyhead round the back of Holyhead Mountain.
And the view back down to the harbour – over to the right is where the ferries to Dublin go from.
The tooth continued to ache, so I was glad when the day came to have it out, but sadly it wasn’t nearly such as straightforward procedure as the first dentist had implied – it took 45 minutes to get it out, plus stitching up afterwards, and left me feeling as though I’d gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson, with a swollen face to match :(
I had a week to recover before going to Alnwick for a week with my friend Lucy (more on that in another post), and whilst it was a lot better by the time we went, it still wasn’t right, sadly. But it’s finally settled down now, and I’m hoping it’ll never bother me again!
I have been knitting, mostly baby things as my brother and my cousin are both expecting in the near future, and because my brain wasn’t really coping with anything more complicated! I’ll do a separate post on that too, I think, just to keep things vaguely tidy round here.