The Weekly Smile for the 3rd of October 2022

It’s been hard to smile this week as I’ve had a raging toothache and ended up in A E for an emergency dentist appointment. Long story … I’m now on strong antibiotics to try and calm the infection. SMILE= I think the infection is almost gone. I hope to announce a BIG smile next week when I can have the beast extracted.

On Wednesday I went line dancing – really good exercise. If you’ve never tried it give it a go!

I finished writing my submission for a Halloween Anthology. Fingers crossed it is accepted. I’ve never written a horror story before so … we will see. There’s a first for everything!

Saturday, a friend came for coffee and we had a long chat about writing, the latest trends for word count etc. and from her observations as a book blogger and a judge. Apparently, shorter novels are more in vogue.

Our son completed the London Marathon and is still in one piece. aka he never had to cross the finish line on his knees AND he completed the course five minutes faster than last year.

Sunday we took a flask of coffee to our local beach and I managed a walk along the water’s edge … about 2000 steps. I love the smell and sound of the sea as I always return home refreshed.

Read more #Weekly Smiles over at Trent’s Blog

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  1. Congrats to your son. 👏🏻 My sister in South Africa has just gone through the same as you with toothache, antibiotics and extraction. Make sure they get all the roots out, as she had to go back again for another go. Good luck. 🙏🏻

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  2. Congratulations to your son for finishing the marathon and beating his last year’s time. A few years ago I wrote about a half a dozen Halloween stories during, but I didn’t submit any to anything – good luck! Sorry about the tooth ache. Hope it is better soon!

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  3. Good on your son.
    I ran dozens of marathons including a few ultras but I never forgot my first one. Was called the Egoli Gold, one of the first Johannesburg city marathons if memory serves.
    I aggravated a recurring knee injury during the race and finished at a walk. There were three people behind me, two marshals and an ambulance!

    Sympathies with your toothache. Probably one of the worst pains to deal with.

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