Friday was a mixed day. It started off well enough with a long dog walk, followed by a visit to the dentist for my 6 monthly check up.
I didn't actually need any work done, but I agreed to some semi-cosmetic work, namely 4 small fillings, to fill some places where my gums have receded due to overenthusiastic brushing. I'm trying to be more gentle on my gums, but the damage has been done over time and won't grow back, so I'm having the recesses filled to protect the teeth from decay caused by food and bacteria building up in the recesses and to reduce possible future sensitivity.
I'm not sure what the fillings will look like, but as there is no drilling involved and they are small, they are a lot cheaper than normal white fillings, so I don't mind paying for them. I think it's worth it, to prevent future problems, I'm just hoping they look okay when done.
The rest of the day was spent quite leisurely with a bit of pottering in the garden, a trip to the tip to get rid of some garden rubbish and then a couple of hours spent reducing the ironing mountain.
In the evening, OH had booked tickets to go to the Royal Academy of Art in Piccadilly to see the new David Hockney Exhibition, an exhibition of 82 portraits and one still life of his friends and family. (The still life was done when a sitter couldn't make the sitting).
It was an interesting exhibition, which I enjoyed, but after about 30 minutes of wandering around, the fire alarm sounded and we were all ushered down the outside fire escape to evacuate the building. On the way down we could see smoke coming out of a floor below and a strong smell of burning, so we knew it was a genuine emergency evacuation.
Five fire engines then arrived to deal with the incident, at which point we retired to Patisserie Valerie for hot chocolate and to see whether we would be able to get back into the building for OH's booked 3D headscan at 9.20 pm.
Half and hour later as the patisserie closed we wandered back over the road. Only two fire engines were left and the firemen were climbing back in. People had been let back in the building, so we ventured to where the scanner was but unfortunately the remaining scans had been cancelled as the incident had taken place in that part of the building.
It wasn't an actual fire, apparently, just some overheated machinery used in setting up another exhibition, I believe, so luckily there wasn't any damage, just some of smoke in the area concerned. As a consequence, we headed home on the train, laughing at an argument between several middle aged women on the train, calling each other some very choice names in the carriage. Now I remember why I'm not so keen on using public transport, especially at night.
I finished off the evening watching Gardener's World on Catch up. I'm quite happy that they have increased the length of the programme and made it into a new one hour format, with new presenters and contributors. Sometimes its good to have a bit of a change, only not such a drastic one as they made the last time the programme was made over. What do you think of the new format?