If you've been around this blog for a while, you may remember that, from time to time, I have ranted about the disgraceful dearth of dentists in these parts - NHS dentists, that is. There is dental care to be had if you are able to fork out, so you do have a choice; pay large sums of money, notwithstanding the fact that you already pay your National Insurance contributions or hope you never need dental intervention on your pearly whites.
Now however, in the peaceful land of Jennyta, something wonderful has happened. The tooth fairies have arrived - the NHS tooth fairies and not only that but they have set up camp only five minutes down the road from our ancestral pile! Invitiations to apply to register as patients appeared surreptitiously in the chemist's and I duly applied on behalf of Keith and myself.
Today, a message on the answer machine invited us to ring for an appointment. OK so it's not until September and Keith will moan about going but at last we have what everyone should have, an NHS dentist.