Monthly Archives: November 2012

Two Phones Tina

We have taken on a lot of new staff recently and a colleague Martin emailed the team a list of everyone’s phone extension numbers to keep us all straight. I replied to him with a reminder to let the newbies … Continue reading

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Random Connections, Positive Constructions

We’re great fans of Freecycle and it’s as much about the people as it is about stuff wanting a good home. We’ve been constantly amazed over the years by the things which are treasure to someone else and which just happen to … Continue reading

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Cochlear Implant Music Workshop with Richard Reed

On October 20th I attended a music workshop for cochlear implantees, BAHA wearers and hearing aid users run by Richard Reed, himself a CI user, in London. My CI buddy Karen M also went to the same workshop in Scotland, … Continue reading

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Hearing Dog Smudge 2000-2012

Dearest Smudge, You came into my life 12 years ago. I was scared of dogs but I’d decided to give a Hearing Dog a chance and see what transpired. The first time I met you was at the Hearing Dogs … Continue reading

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Locked out and locked in

It’s been six months since my mother died and I’ve rather put my grief away in a box, occasionally lifting the lid to peep in at the big black nothingness there, only to shove it back on again. READ ON

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