all images courtesy High Gloss magazine
With all the food analogies in this post, thanks for all your thoughts and emails yesterday. Your encouragement (and stories very similar to mine!) helped no end. You'll be pleased to know I was a very brave girl and took myself off to visit my friendly dentist, who thankfully was not sporting a novelty mask. It seems I've done quite a number on that tooth of mine (probably because I've avoided said friendly dentist for well over a year now) and I'll need to go back again on Saturday. So kids, don't do what I do - visit your dentist regularly and don't be a big girls' blouse about it. Of course, when this tooth is as good as new, I can't guarantee I'll take my own advice :)
Enjoy your day everyone, and keep your fingers crossed for our friends in North Queensland. Our thoughts are with you.