Thursday, 8 May 2014

The rhododendron is in flower!

One of my favourite shrubs! We have two in our garden, this bright pink one and also a more standard purple one! We inherited these shrubs when we moved here and the animal paddocks and pens have been carefully placed so that our animals cannot get near to them.

Both our goats & llamas would be attracted to eat them but would be dead within hours as they are highly poisonous! This is a great time of year for most of our shrubs with many others also coming into flower, including lilac & vibernum.

Today's wind and rain is doing it's best to knock the flowers off though!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Toothache - puts a downer on your day!

I've been struggling with a very painful toothache over the weekend and finally on Tuesday, after the long bank holiday weekend, got to see a dentist. As suspected there was nothing they can do without me first having a course of antibiotics!

Not just your regular antibiotics but the ones where you mustn't have any alcohol. I know this because the dentist told me, the pharmacist told me, the pharmacist's assistant told me and my wife told me.

So, a five day course plus no alcohol for two days after will mean a whole week on the wagon.

I cannot remember the last time I had to do that!