Kate Rusby – “Let The Cold Wind Blow”.

Hi guys. 🙂

Here’s another of my most favourite songs by Kate Rusby. I think it’s one of the most melancholic, at least musically, songs that I’ve ever heard, and the lyrics are also touching especially because of Kate’s expressiveness. The song is from the point of view of a ghost, who is witnessing that the love of his life no longer loves him and both she and the man she now loves live on his land. While I am not extremely fond of paranormal novels with ghosts or stuff like that, for some reason I find folk songs written from a ghost’s perspective very touching and interesting. I’ve shared another quite similar one in a way some time ago, it’s

“Nightvisitor” by Jim Moray.

I think they are both very evocative though in a bit different ways.

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Meic Stevens – “Noson Oer Nadolig” (A Cold Christmas Night).

Hi people. 🙂

This is the Christmas song of the day I have for you. I heard it last year for the first time and it somehow stuck with me, I really like it for some reason and I hope you will too. 🙂

Anna Leone – “Into The Cold”.

Hi guys. 🙂

I absolutely love this song already, although it’s very new to me and I only know it since Monday, and that was my first contact with Anna Leone’s music. She is a Swedish singer, and to me this song has a very Scandinavian feel, as well as a bit wintry. I think it is going to be one of my Swedish favourites for quite a while now, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too. 🙂

Question of the day.

In which ways do you make friends with this cold season and own it like a boss?

My Answer:

Well, I like it more when it’s colder than hot, if I had to choose between really freezing winter and extremely hot summer, I’d rather go for winter. It’s not like I love when it’s freezing, but I hate feeling like I’m roasting, all that heat and exhaustion and feeling like your brain is melting but not in a positive way. Still though, cold can be hard to get through when it’s like really hot, and I particularly hate being cold at night, I have cold hands and feet most of the time, and although I don’t particularly care about it nor notice it most of the time, at night, although I most often sleep with open window, I like to be warm and cosy, so that my feet won’t get cold and I can fall asleep, therefore I sleep with a hot water bottle or something like this for most of the year, besides summer months. Also, Misha is a very good thing to heat you up in winter. As well as good tea with honey and ginger, in the past I used to drink it with a little bit of Jack Daniels but nowadays I’m not that crazy about it and not like all the time. We had a particularly crazy Jack Daniels season with my Mum a couple of years ago when we lived without heating at our old house in late autumn, before we moved where we are now, and one of the ways we coped with the very overwhelming cold was drinking tea with Jack Daniels, or other good whisky. Also, hot baths are nice and helpful, though nowadays I try to avoid them as my skin doesn’t like them, so it’s like once in a while when I really can’t resist. Proper clothes are quite a basic thing I guess, some warm jumpers or blankets can be very useful. And I love eating spicy food at winter, it warms you up instantly. Good warm music can also be incredibly helpful, as well as some nice books to read and generally staing cosy.

How about you?