The reason why St. Laika's has been silent recently is that I have been silent. An abscess on a tooth led to me having root canal treatment this morning and I am probably in more agony now than I was with the abscess. My dentist tells me it will ease off in a couple of days. I could do with a morphine based painkiller but they only prescribe it in hospitals nowadays to reduce the chances of junkies getting hold of it. Why I have to suffer because of the weakness of others seems very unfair to me. But that's England for you.