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  1. There were people sitting in at Dana the other day, they also have one or two tiny outside tables. Also good veggie options available in Crookes are Paesani pizza, and the Portuguese cafe next to St lukes, but they're not fully veggie. In town, there's a great cafe in Fitzallan Square called The Chakra Lounge.
  2. In the last few weeks I've read a couple of Elly Griffiths' Dr Ruth Galloway novels, which I enjoyed. I read the first few in this series a few years ago but they got samey. Also was given three books from Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. Very gentle reads, but excellent. Unfortunately they're from the middle of the series, but it's not hindered my enjoyment.
  3. Just finished Anno Dracula by Kim Newman... Excellent - clever and funny. Happily it's part of a series, so roll on book 2 😁
  4. If you pm me your address Top, I'll post it to you. 👍
  5. Yes, I found that too. This one seems to be a bit of a return to form.
  6. Swapped a bag of books with my neighbour, so have a few to be getting on with for the summer. We've had to start initialling them so we don't get the same ones back! Just finished David Baldacci's Walk the Wire which was good if, like me, you sometimes enjoy a mindless page turner with Reacher/Bosch style all-American heroes. I've just started Anno Dracula by Kim Newman, which I'm enjoying so far.. Takes more brain power than the Baldacci, not least because the print is small and I have to wear my reading specs. 😉
  7. Have you asked for a phone consultation instead? Does your practice have a 'sister' practice? Many of the GP surgeries in Sheffield work closely with others, and often you can get appointments at those instead. Ours works like this... It's a drive away, so not useful for everyone, but it's worth asking. My partner couldn't even get a phone appt at our regular surgery, but got a face to face one at the other site. They didn't have capacity for bloods that day, so sent him to the drive-in on Longley Lane. Worked very well, quick and minimal hanging around.
  8. I'm reading Honeycomb by Joanne M Harris now. It's a real joy to read, not only because I love her writing, and the illustrations are gorgeous, but because of the book itself. It's a hardback with really lovely silky pages 😂. It feels luxurious, I've never noticed how much this improves my experience before!
  9. My friend had her purse and phone stolen from her zipped bag, which was under their table. Guy had been sat nearby and got up to leave, dropping small change. Some rolled under her table, and whilst she was distracted helping him pick coins up, he nicked her stuff. 😒 My bag is always on my knee now.
  10. I'm on The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly. It's yer standard crime thriller so far, but he's a reliable author. Prior to this I read Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown, which was short, but good - NY couple relocate to the burbs, wife tries to become an author after finding old 50s magazines and books in the cellar, they nearly fall apart. I also read Once Upon a River by Diane Setter field, which was also excellent. A bit of a mystery set along the Thames in days gone by, with some magic thrown in.
  11. I've just finished Blood Work by Michael Connelly, which was a fairly good LA crime caper. It's a good few years old now, so for a while I got frustrated by the slow pace caused by a lack of mobile phones, and waiting for crucial info to be faxed 😂. How quickly these things feel dated! I'm moving on to Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman off the telly. Its been a massive bestseller, but it's decidedly average so far. It's also a hardback with massive print, so I think the publishers have tried to make it feel like a blockbuster, without the actual word count. Sneaky.
  12. Not really, we don't know why it collapsed. No point just filling it in, if there's an ongoing problem.
  13. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/dentists/how-to-find-an-nhs-dentist/ You might just have to ring several to find an appointment, but there's advice here.
  14. Thompson and Thomas at Fairlawns at Middlewood, s6 are very good Linda. I know a few nervous patients who go there.
  15. I saw an advert today on Indeed for staff for the new Lidl, so they're getting ready!
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