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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    As I was saying elsewhere only yesterday - R4 is my companion of choice when home alone image  A National Treasure!!!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • I first listened to GQT a few years ago when I took a day off work to do some painting and had radio 4 on all day. And then occasionally had it on in the car - unplanned. Got an iPad a few months ago and since then have had my weekly instalment via iplayer. I love it. As a novice gardener, I learn a few new things each week. Plus (don't shout at me!) it helps me get to sleep!!! If I can't sleep I put it on, and soon enough I'm relaxed and on my way to land of nod. Next day I pick up from where I dropped off and listen to the rest!
  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281
    kate1123 wrote (see)

    There is some very interesting research on the different ways people learn. I believe that learning by just listening is quite a challenging skill. Most of us need to learn by watching a demonstration, hence the popularity of cookery shows.

    I assumed that the people who are talented listeners are a more exclusive group and that is why it is rarely referred to on this forum.

    I listen twice when I can but I think over 90% of what I hear goes in one ear and out the other! However, over the many years I have listened some information has seeped in and stayed.

    Hollie, The Archers??? That way madness lies -  I know, I am infected. ;- )

  • figrat wrote (see)
    Since my wind up radio packed up, I don't listen as much as I used to. I would schedule a greenhouse potter for Sunday afternoon, and listen, potter, learn and laugh. So I've just sourced a solar powered DAB radio...

    I've just bought a solar DAB radio too (on Toby Buckland's advice, no less) so now there's no stopping me listening to GQT whilst on the plot. I love it and often listen to it twice - once live and then again whilst driving to work throughout the week. Is that sad?!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    Sad?  I don't think so - it's the sort of thing I've been doing since I was a teenager (I even went to a live recording when I was 17), and I'm one of the happiest people I know image image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • phew! I'd love to go to a live recording, perhaps I need to get my village on to it image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    It was my Mum's WI who hosted it - I think they'd been on the waiting list for 15  years - you'll have to tell your village to book ahead image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LowennaLowenna Posts: 88

    I went to a recording about 4yrs ago when they were in St Ives. I met Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank, 2 of my favourites image They recorded 2 programmes in the evening and when they were broadcast one was said to be from St Ives and the other from West Cornwall.....sneaky things image It was a super evening 

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