My mission this year is to become the best listener in the world.
That's right. It's not going to be easy, obviously – and I'm not sure there is any way to measure it – but I'm quite determined.
Now, quite unexpectedly, I have come to see that I might also improve as a listener by using new equipment – for my birthday (yesterday) I was given, quite separately, a Kakkoii bluetooth speaker to use with my iPhone and a plug-in retro telephone handset for use with iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.
With these, I know I shall listen better than ever.