Tinnitus… What Is It All About And How Does It Happen?

The most random thing happened last night.

I have been chatting to a lovely bloke on a dating site, there is no attraction there at all, literally just someone to chat to and moan about how soul destroying it all is. When he turned around and stated he suffers with tinnitus…

*Tumbleweeds*

Now I am fully aware it is a problem with ears however, it is something that I had to specifically Google to find more information about. What a totally bizarre thing to come out with though, I know I have heard some mildly crazy things in my time, but I think this topic definitely tops the bill.

So, if you are as oblivious as I am… here is a little information on what Tinnitus is exactly!

Tinnitus is a term that describes any sound a person can hear from inside their body rather than from an outside source.  Although tinnitus is often described as ‘ringing in the ears’, several sounds can be heard including: Buzzing, humming, hissing, sizzling, grinding and whistling.

More and more people are suffering from hearing problems which are often due to the work they do. Anyone can be affected by industrial deafness, acoustic trauma and tinnitus whether you work on a building site or in a call centre.  The below Tinnitus infographic provided by Johnsons Law explores the different types of work related hearing problems, why they occur, how to prevent them and what to do if you have already been affected.

Tinnitus

 

A Picture A Day: Freshly Baked Scones

Food… oh I absolutely love food… give my savoury over sweet any day.

For me, an absolute treat is Afternoon Tea… who does not like freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream?

We were able to fill up on glorious food recently on our Scarborough break away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel.

A Picture A Day: Freshly Baked Scones

 

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

A Picture A Day – CanFranc, Spain

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Copyright of SFR and Sim’s Life.

The rather stunning, disused train station, based in Spain that once ran through to France. Opened on 18th July 1928, CanFranc is steeped in history and was widely used in World War 2. Definitely a place ticked off on my bucket list!

More of the images I took at CanFranc can be viewed over at Sim’s Life.

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Online Shopping For A Cheaper Christmas

The countdown is finally on and with just over 15 weeks until Christmas, I have already started preparing myself by purchasing stocking fillers for my daughter. When all my friends have multiple children, Christmas can seem like a very expensive time of year, so everyone is in agreement that we just buy for children… which makes it slightly easier… until I have to buy for boys!

Ever the savvy shopper, I like to try and organise Christmas early as I also have so many birthdays to prepare for as well. Bargain hunting online for me is an absolute must and I love sites like VoucherBin.co.uk which offer a huge variety of vouchers for sites we all use on a daily basis… perfect for hunting down a fantastic bargain for Christmas!

Christmas

My daughter is getting to the age now where presents tend to be less in quantity but more expensive in value… I am expecting that she will no doubt be wanting a tablet of some description for Christmas – but with her birthday only 5 days after Christmas, I have a feeling this year will be more expensive than ever. Especially as she will be with her father for Christmas and not myself.

Though not to worry as I shall be spending the festive period with my lovely mate Heather, who will also be child free. We have decided that we shall spend the time eating, drinking, watching Netflix and lounging around in onesies. This to me sounds like the ideal way to spend a child free Christmas – though it would be quite nice to venture to sunnier climes but you cannot have everything!

It maybe worthwhile treating myself in that case, in order to prepare for a slob out Christmas – I will definitely be checking out the Fashion section to invest in a new onesie… and maybe some slippers!