Angus receives an e-mail from his dentist in London
Thank you for bearing with us during recent times when we have only been allowed to offer a telephone triage service and no proper emergency dental care.
Our absolute priority is to keep you safe and for you to feel comfortable returning to the practice.
There will be certain changes to your dental visits, to maintain social distancing and to minimise contact with others. In the surgery we will be wearing PPE appropriate to the procedure that you are having done. We sincerely hope that you do not find this unnecessarily intimidating.
Angus can't help but wonder what a 'telephone triage service ' is and what 'no proper emergency dental care' means. It goes without saying that Angus's troublesome lower left wisdom tooth also starts to 'twinge' as soon as he's read the email. Can this be psychological or just bad timing ? Reading between the lines it seems as though the backlog of treatments will swamp the surgery for the next 12 months. The same probably true for hospitals. Of course there are those who believe that after November 3rd the virus will mysteriously disappear.
The dragon flies are out in force today. Dozens of lapis lazuli darts of light hovering above the waterfall. They are close enough for Sophie to notice but small enough to be ignored. They certainly don't warrant a bark.
The same cannot be said for the farmers dog who has had the sheer afrontery to wander over and say hello. The farmer is putting out scarecrows. There are ten of them strung along the valley. All white bin liners, tapered at the waist and with red heads made from the local bakers plastic carrier bags. This is ever so faintly creepy as in ' if you go down to the valley at night you'll find there's a party going on' type of way. A 2/10 on the spooky scale. The farmers dog wants to play with Sophie but scoots away when the farmer calls.
This is a morning when Sophie looks at the ramp as if its the first time she's ever seen it in her life.
Big things happen in May : https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/1262014295128395776/photo/1
That happened quickly :https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/gktyu0/oc_covid19_confirmed_cases_bar_chart_race/