Things here have been quiet again.
I bought myself a set of bone conduction earphones which work OK and I can feel them buzzing against my cheeks, but my hearing is too far gone for them to make much difference. I can hear voices, but I have to concentrate hard and really I can manage just as well without them. I did not find the pairing process easy and eventually ended up with nothing working at all, so I gave up as I was getting tired.
After going out recently and trying to take photos on my mobile phone, not very successfully (I was trying to use telephoto and so forth and when I got home and downloaded the pictures I found I had somehow got into “burst”) I decided to buy myself a “proper” camera. I have been watching camera prices for the last couple of years and seen them go up and up and thought I would never buy another one. But as far as I am concerned the best way to take photos is with a conventional camera, so I have taken the plunge and bought a Nikon Zfc with two lenses. The parcel has arrived and is undergoing Covid quarantine. I plan to open it on Thursday which is 9th December and is my birthday, so as when a child, I have my birthday present and Christmas present all in one.
On the Covid front the Omicron variant has arrived and is spreading, the media are speculating and spreading the usual fear, uncertainty and doubt, and then adding at the end that they don’t really know anything and that no one will know anything until several weeks have elapsed and its effects have been studied.
We have noticed over recent days that our usual Postie has not been about. Today we managed to speak with the Postie who delivered our mail and he told us that our hitherto regular Postie has retired. He lives just behind us, but with this Covid business we do not see him about. We shall miss him as he was always very cheerful and helpful and kept an eye on people.