Friday was the first time in 20 years I had to pull out of presenting a
talk, breaking my 312 not out record (which having totted it up is a
heck of a lot of events). I didn't take the decision lightly and was
thinking of driving to Galway, giving my presentation, and then trying
to get emergency dental treatment. In the end sense prevailed and my
dentist kindly slotted me into her day's scheduled. Upper left molar
extracted. Still can't believe how much pain can emanate from a
single tooth. I'm now getting used to the gap and reading Tin Sky by Ben Pastor to aid recovery.