On the 22nd of January 2010 it was my 29th birthday and I was in a happy and content mood. I had planned to meet up with some friends for a birthday lunch. I decided to go upstairs and wash my hair before meeting with my friends – a girl wants to look her best on her birthday.

I went up stairs and ran a bath. I was home alone that day as my little ones were at school and my husband David was at work. The house was in complete silence and I kind of liked it like that – it was such a hectic morning that I was enjoying the peace and quiet.

I was in the middle of washing my hair when I heard footsteps down stairs – our house really echo’s. I then heard a woman’s voice calling out my name several times. I though it was my mother in law as she said she would pop round that morning to drop off my birthday presents, so I called back, “I’m coming, just one minute.” I quickly finished off washing my hair and sorting myself out then dashed down stairs to meet my mother in law.

To my surprise when I got down stairs I found that the house was completely empty. Baffled I went in to the kitchen and turned on the kettle to make a cup of coffee. I remember asking myself if I had imagined someone calling my name – but I knew I hadn’t as it was so clear and I even heard the foot steps loud and clear.

I stood in the kitchen playing over in my mind what had just happened when all of a sudden the entire house filled with the most beautiful angelic music. It sounded like a large choir singing right in my dinning room. The music was so clear and I could hear it as though there really was a choir singing in my dinning room.

The music was so very beautiful that I burst in to tears and could not stop crying. The music seemed to reach down into my very soul and pulled at each emotional string I had. It lasted a good 2-3 minutes before the house went silent again. The whole kitchen felt warm and had a lovely atmosphere in it.

After that magical experience I just stood there in my kitchen in amazement. I have never heard such beautiful music in all my life. My entire body shook with adrenalin and I felt an overwhelming feeling of inner peace and comfort. For the rest of the day I kept crying – happy and content tears. It was the most wonderful birthday present I have ever had and one that I will never, ever forget. That magical experience will remain with me for all my life. By Natasha Chamberlin