Bing bong

One minor casualty of our building works is that the doorbell stopped working.  It was at least twenty five years old so it didn’t owe us anything, but it had an excellent sound for me – a deep, long, loud buzzing – and it was a shame to lose it.  I resolved to look up what was available in the Action on Hearing Loss catalogue but before I got round to that a couple of minor problems occurred.  Nigel left his keys at home one day and had to resort to ferocious banging on the front door to get my attention (scarred by previous experiences, he knows there is no point knocking politely).  Continue reading