Lynn Jones lives life at a hundred miles an hour, her days punctuated with gardening in her village home, classes for Pilates and keep-fit, reaching for the high notes in her local Sing for Fun choir and planning her next holiday.
“I can’t sing, but its an hour-and-a-half of pure joy,” she declares.
Admitting to being only the slightest bit older than her 70th milestone, she is the perfect example of all that’s great about British country life retirement.
Intelligent, full of energy and laughing easily, she admits to being driven to do things – lots of things.
“Life is for living and Keith [husband] and myself embrace retirement. I’m always on the go, I’ve always got something on and I need things with me to be right,” she says.
Her conversation is light and shares with an eager enthusiasm plans for a month’s adventure in Canada.
“We want to do the whole thing . . . Vancouver, Banff, the glacial lakes, the Rockies,” she adds.
But as she relaxes in the restroom at North Street Dental and Implant Clinic, her upbeat demeanour momentarily changes.
“I’m very difficult to live with when my teeth are not right. Just as the rest of my health needs to be right, so do my teeth. Isn’t that right, Keith!” she declares.
Lynn was unaware of problems with her teeth until a regular check-up revealed an upper prosthetic, secured on four mini implants, was not seating correctly. She was originally referred to the dentist who had undertaken the implant work.