Bread v36, more art, the dentist, Toy Story 4

I think it was about three years ago when we started to make our own bread. Perhaps this is a compliment to myself or maybe not but I find that no two loaves are the same. I tend to use two types of flour; ordinary white flour and some rye flour as well.  I take care not to put too much rye in otherwise the whole gets a bit heavy and soggy.  We enjoy our bread, especially when guests arrive and comment on the digestible nature of our offering.

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To the dentist. David is a real artist and I love the way he works and his sense of humour. He injects sufficient medication to make sure I don’t feel anything although the process of drilling makes me shake my feet to get rid of tension.  I gave up NHS dentistry some time ago because they have to hurry so much because of the payment system.

Goodness knows how they managed in the days without anaesthetic. Perhaps a good swig of whiskey who knows.

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To the City Art Gallery where Bath artists are strutting their stuff. I have been to this exhibition two or three times and each time a different painting jumps out at me.

Christmas past, Christmas present

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This is Forky who has such a low self image that he sought out garbage cans as a refuge. He was re-educated by the other toys to believe that he was a real toy.

We went to see the 2 PM performance of Toy Story. There were about a dozen people in the theatre but I imagine that the numbers increase in the evenings. This exquisitely delivered animation has been a success. Toy Story 3 appears to have done better but don’t forget it came out nine years ago so it looks like the latest version will beat them all

1 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 4,028 $110,307,189 4,028 6/18/10
2 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 3,257 $300,163 1 11/19/99
3 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 2,574 $29,140,617 2,457 11/22/95
4 Toy Story 4 BV $120,908,065 4,575 $120,908,065 4,575 6/21/1

I found the action at continual high-speed, a little bit difficult to cope with but I got the gist of the story, such as it was. I found it amusing, very entertaining for the eye  (eye candy I think it is called), and in parts quite moving. I seldom go to the movies these days but this one caught my eye and I finally decided to go because my weekly magazine ‘The Week’ announced a five-star review. I wish the Odeon theatre technicians would keep the volume of sound down from ear splitting levels. Do they think we are all terminally deaf?

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I’m thinking sad thoughts about the friend that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Having 25 daily chemo sessions really destroys the body so what will be left of her I really don’t know. I wonder if she will be recognisable from the last time I saw about four years ago. I think I would rather retain the image that I had. I am going to try and send her some healing which I’m fairly good at doing and see if that eases her path a little bit.