1. This week has been 'Tinnitus Week 2021' to raise awareness of this sometimes quite debilitating condition.
I can't remember when I last heard silence and I can't remember when I
suddenly realised that my ears were making noises it just sort of crept
up on me. I'm guessing about six years ago now. I thought at first
it was high blood pressure but it didn't go away. As I type this post I
have what I can only describe as steaming/hissing kettles in my ears, when I go
out and about it seems to reduce in scale but the worst aspect is the way loud noises make me anxious and sometimes tearful if they make me jump. Generally I just 'get on with it' I can ignore it but sometimes it makes me feel fragile and unable to concentrate. I have my first Covid 19 Vaccination on Monday, I expect the tinnitus will reach high peaks for a couple of days afterwards just as they do after my ordinary flu jabs. I have to go to a Methodist Church for my jab it was either that or the Scout Hut. How strange life is!
2. The new National Trust handbook arrived in the post early this week.
I wonder if, when things get back to some kind of normal, we will be able to use it? I hope so. I've missed visiting our local National Trust places like Biddulph Grange, Little Moreton Hall and Shugborough. As well as walks at non National Trust places like Trentham Gardens and Westport Lake. Paul said to me the other day that he just wanted to visit somewhere interesting and sit drinking a coffee looking at a view, I agreed but also said I wanted to be able to visit a museum or historic house, I do miss being able to do that.
3. A New Be-Ro Book