White, what springs to mind?
Snowdrops, everywhere just now and so delicate and pretty, clean and fresh, the very first signs of a Spring to come.
Milk, wholesome, good for you, great in your porridge and fab in your tea.
Towels, soft white and fluffy and piled in the bathroom – not in my house you realise, this is just one of those lifestyle dreams…..
Snow, yes we have seen plenty of that this year, all that deep-and-crisp-and-even stuff, been there, done that.
Paper, a pile of crisp white paper just waiting for words or designs. It is exciting and daunting all at the same time.
Teeth. Alas dear reader not mine. How I long for gleaming white gnashers (okay maybe not quite as gleaming as Simon Cowells manic smile) and a perfect smile. Well as you know this year (in fact this Friday) is my Big Birthday, yes the dreaded 50. What could I do for myself this year that was for me, me, me. What did I really, really want that was totally impractical and very, very personal. I wanted a decent smile.
Now if you were born in the 60s as I was you grew up with the horrible black fillings from the dentist. By the time I reached my twenties I had a good few chunks of ugly black metal filling up holes in less-than-perfect molars. It was something you just lived with. How I have envied those who could throw back their heads and laugh uproariously, never once cringing at the thought of their black chunks on show.
Nowadays fillings are white and subtle, nobody need know you had a sweety addiction in your past and spent longer than usual on the dentists chair.
I think you can see what my birthday prezzie is – white fillings and white teeth. I have had three appointments with my lovely lady dentist in the village over the past few weeks, and I can now throw my head back and guffaw with the best of them. I am thrilled. So thrilled in fact that I am topping it off with a bit of a clean up and a tad more white about the face, yes it is tooth whitening time.
This is my present to myself, something I have wanted all my life, a nice bright smile. Okay so the whitening only starts today and it will be a month before I have the desired (I hope) effect, but hey, it's a start, my start to what I really, really want.
So white, what springs to mind.