Monthly Archives: August 2012

Capella Duriensis

Before today’s service the Dean introduced this week’s visiting choir with the word “brilliant”. And they were. They were Capella Duriensis from Bristol’s twin city of Oporto. As the name implies, they specialise in a cappella singing, which now means … Continue reading

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Does Hearing Change Your Mind About People?

They say first impressions count, and that you make up your mind about people within a few seconds of meeting them. I think human beings are hard-wired to rely on first impressions, even though with experience you realise that approximately … Continue reading

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The end of a chapter.

I write this with a heavy heart. We knew it was coming but still it does not make it easier. My beautiful dog Ody  who has guided me for many years has finished her job  and is sleeping peacefully. Read on

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Coffee cup moment

It’s a lovely sunny day with a little breeze. I’d been sitting in the garden with a drink, enjoying the peace. Funnily enough, my Hearing Dog prefers to stay inside, in the lounge at the front of the house. I … Continue reading

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Echoes and Soundscapes

I finally achieved one of my ambitions a couple of days ago – going to a Promenade Concert. I think of my CI as giving me sensory input and new opportunities that I have never had before: it opens doors … Continue reading

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