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Extractions and Lockjaw

So I had my wisdom teeth out at the weekend and it was a thoroughly pleasant experience.

Having opted for sedation (because I am a big chicken) I don’t remember a whole lot about it – however I was told afterwards that I’d spent a few minutes, between extractions, arguing with the dentist that I would be OK to drink some wine when I got home and I’d also be fine to smoke because I “only smoke silk cut.”

Since then, I’ve been a little sore as you might expect after having 3 wisdom teeth out and this morning I woke up with a bad case of lockjaw.   Initially unable to eat, I cunningly bought a packet of discos and ‘posted’ them through the narrow gap i could open and then sucked them until they were soft enough break up with my tongue.

Clever stuff.

Luckily, the dentist has promised me that this is only temporary and I should be back to normal in a few days.  Which, tbf, I’m pretty pleased about.

I do have a full review and pictures of Queen @ O2 to post, but that involves a lot of messing about and I can’t be bothered tonight.

Watch this space.

Pea Poll – Good or Bad?

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Old Queen Shocker!

Not Freddie

Not Freddie

Although Stan wasn’t well enough to go to work due to his tooth ache (Ouch, Awwww), he is well enough to travel all the way London to go and see Queen!

And its not even the proper Queen, HRH Liz, it’s the band Queen, which if we’re honest, shouldn’t really be allowed to call themselves Queen as Freddie’s dead and the others are so old they shouldn’t be on a stage playing loud rock music, they should be going to bed early so they can get up at pensioner-o-clock.  Disgraceful.

Shepherd’s Pie

Thanks to my current teeth issues, sloppy food is the order of the day.

So I didn’t need any further encouragement to make a lovely Shepherd’s Pie.

Now, I was tempted to post this over on Scampi and Chips but as it isn’t really Scampi or Chip related I didn’t feel it appropriate. Of course, it isn’t striclty golf related either so do watch out for yet another new publication coming soon where we can really tackle the world of food.

But for now, it can go here….

Finely chop some carrots, onions and garlic

Finely chop some carrots, onions and garlic

Sweat them off gently, whilst simultaneously boiling some potatoes

Sweat them off gently, whilst simultaneously boiling some potatoes

Remove the softened vegetables and add mince to the pan

Remove the soften vegetables and add mince to the pan

....and brown it off nicely

....and brown it off nicely

and then reintroduce the vegetables

and then reintroduce the vegetables

Then add oxo cubes and some gravy.  It's fine to use granules.  Fuck off purists.

Then add oxo cubes and some gravy. It

Mash the potatoes with milk, butter and plenty of salt and pepper.  Allow to cool, as this will make construction of the pie easier....

Mash the potatoes with milk, butter and plenty of salt and pepper. Allow to cool, as this will make construction of the pie easier....

Add the meat to the bottom of an ovenproof dish, then evenly top with the cooled mashed potato

Add the meat to the bottom of an ovenproof dish, then evenly top with the cooled mashed potato

Top with cheese.  I used red leicester, but it does stink a bit.  Cheddar would be fine.

Top with cheese. I used red leicester, but it does stink a bit. Cheddar would be fine.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or so

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or so

Serve....

Serve....

...and enjoy!

...and enjoy!

Southport Municipal Course

I recently visited Southport to visit former non-celebrity Chris Fossey and enjoy some lager and golf, seperately of course.

David was unable to attend but, whilst enjoying some drinks in one of Southport’s many bars on Friday evening, he did telephone me to tell me what nice time he was having drinking at home and playing on his computer.

So after a necessary Full English Breakfast we headed for the course.

Set on the West Coast of England, Southport Municipal is a classic links golf course. I’m sure on many a day, the strong coastal breeze would play a big part in the round, however today was a very calm day with clear blue skies. It really was lovely.

The course itself is a mixed bag. Half of the course features lush wide fairways and huge greens in exemplary condition. The other half features small greens, comprised of more sand than grass. But, given that the course is slap bang next to the coast then this is not surprising and for £13.50 it certainly represents great value for money.

As for the round itself, I’m afraid I have lost the scorecard. It started poorly for both myself and Chris, and the second 9 was certainly better. Chris struggled with long irons but pulled himself back together and reverted back to using a 7iron. I hit some nice approach shots courtesy of my lovely 7 wood but putting again was a let down today.

My favourite hole was named “The Wall” and features a huge bunker which aptly acts as a wall and makes it impossible to see the green on your second shot. Whilst my shot did clear the wall, I fell about 20 yards short of the green due to misjuding the length. I finished the hole with a 5. Here’s Chris quite obviously intimidated by the bunker…

Look at the size of it!

Look at the size of it!

Chris wasn’t as scared of this bunker, and he plays a lovely shot to get out….


well out!

well out!

Here’s a few more random pictures i took:



I finished with a disappointing 105, and Chris was about 25 behind. The course, while long, does not offer too many difficulties so I would like to play it again and would expect to be able to knock 15 shots off with some better putting and a couple less hooks off the tee.

Thanks to David

For this link about bad experiences at the dentist

However, the kindly dentist will be giving me sedation for my extractions so I am not expecting to know much about it and therefore am not too worried. I am quite concerned about paying £120 for drugs though. Oh, no, wait a minute….

Golf or lack off

No golf this week or next as Stan has had various “issues” with his teeth which has stopped him from playing golf and also co-incidentally, stopped him from being at work.

Stan has various teeth related issues

Stan has various teeth related issues

Now we all get a bit of tooth ache now and then – Ohhhh, Owwwww, but I don’t remember ever having to have time off work due to it – Apart from visits to the dentist.

Anyway Stan can’t play next week as he’s planning on having all of his teeth removed and replaced by some sort of “Bionic” false teeth which will have a hidden GPS feature that will provide ball and hole distance details to within the nearest 5 yrds, so don’t be suprised if in the coming weeks Stan starts to win for a change.

Appearing soon in a mouth near Stan

Appearing soon in a mouth near Stan

Stan let it slip that he’s not particularly fond of visiting the dentist and I suspect he is more than slightly fearful about his forthcoming visit, so he probably doesn’t want to know about this Yahoo answers post…Eeeeek!

No doubt we’ll hear more about this from Stan himself…

Coming Soon….

A full review of Southport’s finest Municipal course, featuring a mystery former non-celebrity.

I’ve got plenty of pictures, however I may have lost the scorecard.

And We’re Back

Tonight's Score Card

Tonight

Hard to believe it’s almost been a year since we last had any activity on the site, but it’s true!  There is so much for you all to catch up with, but to keep this one short, suffice to say I won.  Actually, I didn’t, I came joint 1st with Mighty Alan Allen, but then he is mighty and I am not.

Also, I’d like to welcome the latest non-celebrity golfer, Chris Forster!  Chris can be contacted on extn 234 if you need help with Carl’s, Stan’s or Craig P’s accounts.  When Chris isn’t playing golf, he likes to spend his time cheese racing.

Chris tells us he’s only played 6 or 7 times and then had to give up due to an injury he received whilst competing as a cheeseracer.  Now fully recovered, he chose Golf with Des as his golfing come back appearance and ended up shooting a non-too healthy 62 – Better luck next time Chris.

As the nights are now drawing in, I’m not sure that there will be any more Golf With Des Thursday evening sessions this year, although we may just be able to sneak one more…

Chris Chips onto the 5th green

and then gets whippy with it on the 6th…

Hello!

Just thought I’d pop in to say Hello…..