17 February 2017

Spring Is In The Air

Spring Tulips - a gift from my friend

I’ve just got home after a trip to the supermarket to stock up on supplies.  Youngest daughter is home from base for the weekend and is due round for Sunday lunch so roast chicken with all the trimmings will be on the menu.

The weather is much milder, the sun is out, and I can definitely smell spring in the air.  February is a fickle month and I know this spring like weather can disappear in an instant.

I was fitted with some new, expensive hearing aids last week.  They are almost invisible so I can tie my hair back now without feeling too self-conscious.  Unfortunately the automatic volume was tuned a little too high and each time Paul spoke to me I asked him to stop shouting.  I jumped out of my skin whenever the ‘phone rang and every clattering noise in the kitchen made me wince.  I could probably have heard a pin drop.  I got them adjusted by my audiologist yesterday and the sound quality is now excellent.  I can even hear the clock ticking.  Technology has improved considerably since I first had to wear hearing aids as a young woman.  I just wish I could get them to translate foreign languages for me.


  1. Those tulips are gorgeous! And now you extra sharp hearing...that's wonderful! I'm happy for you.

  2. How many tulips in the bunch? ( See Cro's ) We are about to start the hearing aid route, I hope that they might be as beneficial to Himself as they are to you (and Paul!).

    1. There are sixteen in that bunch, and all standing nicely to attention.

  3. The tulips are lovely, and pleasant toning colours - such a change from the garish ones.

  4. I remember my mother and hearing aids. She could hear her high heels on the pavement as we left the clinic. It was a wonderful moment. It must be wonderful at home for both of you.

  5. I didn't know you had a hearing problem Sue. Thank heavens for modern technology. It would be awful to have to walk around with one of those big trumpet things.

  6. Beautiful day here yesterday; T Shirt weather.

  7. That's wonderful that your hearing aids are working well for you! Better than your old ones? Those tulips are such pretty colours! -Jenn

  8. Ha ha, Sue! translating hearing aids. My niece also wears hearing aids, sometimes they "whistle" when the volume is not adjusted correctly.
    Greetings Maria x