One thing I have not been able to escape this pandemic as well as covid, is noise stress.

Especially drilling into concrete.

I’ve been to Bath, Wells and all round Bristol and Somerset. Each time there’s someone doing a building project outdoors which involves sawing into tarmac, or stonework.

I even had it outside my door for ten days in August.

I brought these ear defenders, they just take the loudest parts of the sound down in volume and make it a little harder to follow the conversation.

I hope as well as being annoying that it’s not causing irreversible hearing damage. Although I just don’t know.