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25 August 2013

Friends, thank you for your kindness on my last post. Some of you have asked if I’m going to keep blogging. Yes, I will. This space and our community is important to me.

Lately I’ve been taking regular afternoon naps to give my eyes some much needed rest. I’ve been using another sense by listening to relaxing music on headphones too – my favourites are chilled jazz, European cafe music mixes and Jack Johnson. I’m pretty out of touch with recent music! What relaxing music do you listen to? I will search for them on spotify!

9 Responses
  1. August 25, 2013

    Sorry to hear of your health problems, Lucent and lovely to hear that you are continuing with your blogging and photography. You seem to be very good at balancing your health care and personal growth – I often think of you when I start over stretching myself and remind myself to slow down and take a rest. The music in our house is so eclectic I find it hard to recommend anything but here are some of my favourites for pure relaxation: Seth Lakeman, Xavier Rudd, Damien Rice, Lucy Rose, Jake Bugg, The Unthanks, Kathryn Tickell and Lisa Hannigan. There might be something there you’ll like. Go gently xo

  2. August 27, 2013

    I too am glad that you will try to keep blogging. I was only thinking the other day how important music is in our life. We have similar tastes to Claire with Seth Lakeman and Lucy Rose being in our top choices. We also enjoy Ruarri Joseph and although Monster and Men may not be described as relaxing their tunes are uplifting.
    Take care, thinking of you.
    Sarah x

  3. Megan permalink
    August 27, 2013

    Lucent it’s good to hear you are taking time out to rest your eyes on a regular basis – and listening to favourite soothing music is a great way to relax.
    Although I listen to and enjoy many music styles my choice for relaxing is classical such as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto or Tchaikovsky pas de deux from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty or Nutcracker. We often put the sleep timer on at bedtime and drift off to the strains of something heavenly!

  4. August 27, 2013

    Good for you on taking the rest you and your eyes need. My music can jump all over the spectrum. Fitz and the Tantrums and the Black Keyes are my faves now, but those make me want to dance rather than wind down.

  5. August 28, 2013

    Hi Lucent,
    So sorry to hear about the trouble with your eyes. I’ve been away from the computer as well. I like to blog but not too often; I don’t want people get tired of me, because there is too much information out there. Also a lot of copy and paste of everything online. Original stuff is hard to find these days.

    I noticed that people want to just quickly read posts or look at pretty pictures and waste so much time with trivia — this saddens me.

    Then when I came to your blog it’s so refreshing to read your thoughts, adventures, cooking experiences, family and living life in your own way. So I enjoy visiting you here and learn more about you. Until one day I meet you over there.

    I wish I had the courage to be so open online, but I don’t. I write and post a little bit of myself. I admire those who are original and put energy and positive thoughts out there sharing with the world.

    Take your time and continue resting… I hope you feel better much sooner.

    PS: Here are my favorite iTunes radio stations: Cafe Monet [],
    Arcadie, B4 Station Relax (mix of cool soft Bossa Nova sounds), Baie Des Anges Lounge

    Sending positive thoughts and vibes to you!

  6. August 29, 2013

    Hey Lucent,

    I am with you on your choice of music — good choice on Jack Johnson and relaxing jazz. I’m sure you’ve been getting a lot of good recommendations from this blogging community :)

    Like yourself, I too am out of touch with recent music. If I ever need to have some ambient music on at home, I rely on radio apps on the iPad, such as Pandora and AccuRadio. We enjoy having the acoustic guitar channel on, smooth jazz, sometimes the piano channel.

    If I ever feel the need to ram things up, say, when I’m in my craft room working, soft rock from “our time” is a must to get me going or simply put a smile on my face from feeling nostalgia :)

    I hope you’re resting well.

  7. August 29, 2013

    Sending you lots of soothing thoughts. I mostly favor classical music and find that any of my favorites to be soothing, especially piano music, and, of course, my mom is a pianist so that’s an additional way that piano soothes because of the memories of my mom at the piano. hugs!

  8. September 1, 2013

    So sorry to hear you’ve been having trouble with your eyes but hopefully you are getting the rest you need. I love seeing your posts so glad that you are still blogging even if its not as frequently. Jack Johnson is one of my top choices too – I also like Jeff Buckley, Dave Matthews Band and the Black Keys have been a favourite of late.

  9. September 2, 2013

    If you like Jack Johnson, you’ll probably also like The Beautiful Girls. And at the moment, I love listening to Boy & Bear when I’m chillin’

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