Sod the Tooth


I’m having a Wonderful Time, and I’ve still got a dozen years to go – from today’s BBC News website:

“Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, according to Office for National Statistics research. The survey of more than 300,000 adults across the UK found life satisfaction, happiness and feeling life was worthwhile all peaked in that age bracket, but declined in the over-80s.”

(The 80s always were crap – all those greedy bankers and big shoulders)


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

3 thoughts on “Sod the Tooth

  1. I’d be very happy if, like my Mum I made it to 94.

    She always gave credit to her diet – which, by the time she was 75 consisted mainly of KitKats, weetabix, bananas, miniature Pork pies (alternating them with Hot sausage rolls), plus fish and chips on Fridays, and many chocolate digestive biscuits every day. Ever meal or snack was served up with a large dollop of very fine schweppes lemonade poured over a glass of Haigs “Dimple” Whisky.

    She was very happy indeed from 75 up until her early 90’s. So happy that she’d often sing about Tipperary, poor little lost lambs and bulls and bushes.

    Sadly at 92 she had a major stroke, and couldn’t walk any more – which made her angry. She was even angrier when a specialist said whisky wasn’t’ allowed. She was nearly 93 for god’s sake, so when we explained this to the specialist at a rather heated meeting, he agreed that depriving her of this tipple wasn’t going to get her back on the tennis court or the dance floor…. So back in the diet it went. The pork pies had to go though.

    I’m starting on the chocolate biscuit, avocado, tiger prawn and G & T diet tomorrow, hoping to be as happy and long-lived as mum. Actually, I’m pretty happy anyway, so maybe I’ll try for happiness until 97……

  2. Sounds right to me Linda!

  3. The tooth is now no more, just one more gap.

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