Yesterday was a day of little things that brought me joy.
After lunch we drove over the Mountain Road to visit some friends who live on the outskirts of Douglas. We spent a pleasant hour drinking tea, eating shortbread and chatting.
From there it was just a 10 minute drive to the hospital where I had an appointment at the Audiology Department. A few weeks back I had messaged them asking if they offered Bluetooth enabled hearing aids on the NHS. I was sent an appointment which I had assumed was for an assessment but when I got there I found they had new aids all ready and waiting for me. Just five minutes to plug them in, recalibrate them and pair them with my mobile 'phone and voilà... I am connected!
The late afternoon drive home back over the Mountain Road was quite something with the setting sun turning the fluffy clouds orange and pink.
Just time for a quick spruce up before we trotted down to the bus station to catch the 5:30 to Peel, where we were meeting up with four friends for a meal at the Creek Inn.
Braised lamb shank and a glass or two of pinot grigio with lots of convivial conversation before catching the 9:45 bus for a comfortable ride back home. The rain held off so no drenching on the walk back from the bus station.
Today I have been experimenting with my new hearing aids. I can now listen to voice calls on my 'phone and play soundtracks from videos and iplayer programmes directly into my hearing aids.
Oh the joys of hearing again.