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21 Dec 2017
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Clearly more of an earth warrior than I credit myself for, I am recycling a blog. Yikes! Cheating! No? Yes.

In this season I have one time when I can listen to Christmas music. It's at the very start when my children pull out the CDs and for a while we take therapy in belting out each and every last Christmas song from Wham to Sinatra.

From that point, on all of the other days, sometimes just on repeated repeat, I play this. Over and over and over and over. I carry it from house to car, from car to house. I have it on my phone, I have it on CD, I am seeking out vinyl. Sometimes I just concentrate on their faces.

It gets me through absolutely everything. I share it again with you. May it help: http://bit.ly/1X46SIl

Love from

The room above the garage

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Molly

Dec. 21, 2017, 1:25 a.m.

What a wonderful piece of music, oh yes it did help, I was ready to rant and rave about christmas music and christmas adverts but before I could do so, I clicked on your link and now I am ready for bed. Thank you RATG xx

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 7 p.m.

Oh Molly I’m so glad! Keep it near and use it liberally, it’s a great tool. Love ratg x.

Molly

Dec. 21, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

I will do ratg. Thank you. Merry Christmas xx

Isabella

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:48 a.m.

Lovely, thank you. Xx

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Isn’t it. For me, it helps everything :-) love ratg x.

Orangeblossom

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:48 a.m.

Thanks RATG, wishing you and yours a restful & refreshing Christmas & a New Year filled with hope & peace.

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

And to you Ob :-) love ratg x.

Mimine

Dec. 21, 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Although a very beautiful piece of music I am not sure I am opening the Christmas link you referred to: Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano (Arvo Pärt)? Best wishes to all for the festive season and 2018.

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

You are correct! Not so much Christmas music but something to soothe us from all the Christmas music :-) I’m glad you like it too, love ratg x.

The Gardener

Dec. 21, 2017, 10:29 a.m.

Thanks RATG - can't raise the music - what is it please? Panis Anegelicus for me - very poignant this A.m. Have a disc from 5th grandson school in Perth, Australia. He was singing on the disc, now lives in Melbourne. 2nd son 60th birthday today - he is in Perth. His youngest son arrived safely. Melbourne has had another car attack (has anybody coined a word for this way of indiscriminately killing people?) Tom, thank ***, is already airborne. A work colleague was injured in the last attack. Just listened to Sir Derek Jacobi reading Laurie Lee's words about making a garden in the Cotswolds - riveting. A centenary today, Diana Afflick?? Said how lucky she was, throughout life - she can still read and write for hours. Then a programme on Beethoven - as his deafness increased he would carry notebooks around - write notes for music and to continue communication - he would have loved computers (I think). We have a profoundly dear friend who is an absolute grouch - can see perfectly well but refuses to communicate via computer, in particular e-mails. It is a day for 'rising above' NOT being riled by negative people, and fixing on my smile for the human wrecks I shall meet this afternoon. A very positive nurse is going to help me to try and get Mr G walking again - he can, but has refused for the last two months.

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

I hope you can watch it here dear TG... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FZe3mXlnfNc

the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

My mind is working overtime wondering what might have been if Beethoven had met computers!!!

Lizzie

Dec. 21, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Beautiful ratg, thank you. Not able to take part in my Thursday run across fields today due to tonsillitis:( but a walk with this in my headphones has kept me calmer than otherwise. Hope you have a peaceful Christmas. x

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

I have a nasty virus and full empathy with the tonsillitis! Glad the music helped :-) love ratg x.

Lexi

Dec. 21, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Hi RATG, I couldn't open the link but I know what you mean about Christmas music. When I was down about a week ago I couldn't listen to anything. Now I am heading into a week - a glorious whole week - of no work, nothing to do except walk/hike with the dog, watch movies and sleep. I am so looking forward to it. I even listened to a bit of music yesterday. xo Lexi

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the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Wonderful Lexi, time to nourish! Love ratg x.

the room above the garage

Dec. 21, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Sorry everyone, the link didn’t work for me either so my apologies and if anyone is still hopeful of hearing something beautifully soothing then try copying this into your browser https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FZe3mXlnfNc

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Ach UK

Dec. 21, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Thanks Ratg, I had not heard this. Instantly soothing very nice for time out when the going gets tough. X Ach.

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