19 January 2018
It should have been a simple repair job but Mr Smillie had other ideas. “We’ll just quickly whizz away some of this decay and replace the filling” he announced gleefully. I was in no position to protest (his hand was in my mouth). The whizzing took at least twenty minutes; I’m now £90 lighter and have a very numb face. Hugely relieved it’s all over though.
Paul took Rick out early for his morning walk. Rick got incredibly muddy earlier in the week when we took him along the Ridgeway and we had to put him in the shower when we got home. All the bridle paths and fields are very muddy right now so Paul kept to the hard pavements of the housing estate today. Our little market town is bordered by fields and open countryside but Paul was still surprised to come face to face with a small Muntjac during his walk. He thought it was a stray dog to start with and Rick was very eager to say hello. The little deer was very chilled and just trotted across the road and disappeared into the thick hedgerow.