Well it’s Euro final day and I’m really looking forward to the game later. I must admit I really like this English team and their manager, but I just can’t quite bring myself to support them tonight. I’m sorry to my English friends, patients (and wife!) but Forza Italia all the way!!!
I’m not an ‘anybody but England’ supporter at all…..I studied Italian up to A level at school in Belfast and while I was at Uni I spent one of my summers working in Rome for a couple of months, mainly trying to keep up the language skills. The apartment I stayed in at the time was on the street directly outside St Peters/The Vatican, right above a bakery where we’d get fresh Italian bread every morning. Incidentally the job I landed was on a bar crawl where I was paid to drink. As an Irish man it doesn’t get much better than that so I did have second thoughts about actually returning to finish my degree! I’m sure you can imagine coming home after a ‘tough nights work’ the smell of the bread being made was to die for 🤤
I reluctantly came home in the end and I now keep up my Italian with lessons online every week so it’s safe to say I’ve got a bit of an affection towards Italy!
It’s been a bit strange seeing the crowds for the football then still having restrictions on wedding numbers etc so it’s good to see some of those restrictions being lifted now that more of us are vaccinated. At work we’re still limited in terms of the numbers of patients we are able to see at the moment, which is why our appointments are booked so far in advance. Thankfully we have a new dentist starting in the next couple of months to help us out on that front though. She’s lovely so I’m looking forward to introducing her to our staff and patients. Watch this space!
In the mean time take care all and enjoy the game tonight if you’re watching it..
It’s coming Rome…
Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)