Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Hide and Seek


It’s been a strange sort of week.

The tooth drama rolls on sapping my energy as the weeks pass, today I’ve taken up the  offer of a second round of antibiotics prescribed by my dentist, ‘just in case’. Getting to the root cause of the pain has turned  into a  tedious game of hide and seek. I can tell you it hurts most when I drive up hill (don’t laugh it isn’t funny, remember? I live at the top of a hill. Maybe there is a reason for this?) Mr Uphilldowndale and the boys can vouch for the fact my sense of humour is AWOL too.

Something else disappeared this week, Police Inspector Gadget blog. This leaves a gapping hole in the blogosphere, as long as I’ve been  blogging Gadget has been popping by here, he was especially fond of Spud the dog.  One of his clear crisp text messages told me he’d written his last post and was pulling the blog. No fuss no drama. 24 hours later it was gone.

Gadget is always a man of his word, I know that. The news didn’t surprise me and yet it did, after all, seven years of blogging, 12 million hits and up to five hundred comments or more per post, not to mention the book,  has to be a huge part of someone’s life.

My camera has not seen the light of day this week, so I’ll leave you with a suitably occluded  image from my visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park a few weeks ago.

Basket #7-1

It’s taken from the inside of Basket #7 by Winter/Horbelt

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “Hide and Seek

  1. Good heavens! Could this problem be getting too close to the bone? Let there be an end to this soon!

  2. I’m really sorry to hear about the continuing toothache. It is a very wearing ailment indeed.

  3. I’m sorry to read that your tooth troubles are persisting. It’s sad to see that Inspector Gadget’s blog has gone but I’m surprised that it lasted for as long as it did. xx

  4. Oooh, ‘occluded’ is an unusual word. I don’t think I’ve ever used that one. And yes, it is suitable, because here is the Merriam Webster’s definition: ” to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together “. I doubt you are champing your teeth together much at the moment. I hope the pain goes away soon.

  5. I am so sorry to hear that you are still suffering from toothache. I bet you have been tempted to yell, “Just take the damn thing out!!” I’m hoping that the problem will be remedied soon and then you’ll feel like a new woman!

  6. Sounds like a trying couple of weeks for everyone (me, too — sigh). I hope your dentist finds the solution to your tooth problem, and I hope PSD doesn’t find Gadget. Love to Spud, Jammy, Dodger and Kibblechops as well. 😉

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