Plans, thoughts, hopes and bags of room for the unexpected…..

I had a telephone interview on Wednesday and as I tucked up in my new home ready to take the call I had lovely company. Dave, a Springer Spaniel, is a great character and is lying by my feet now as I write this. He is part of a trio with Loulou, another Springer, and Saint Lazarus an old fashioned English Bulldog.

There is much change swirling around us all here, including these lovely dogs, and in the next week Dave and Loulou head off to their new home as my lovely friends leave here. I will stay self-employed working away from home so during the day it will just be Saint and I. I am so grateful that he is staying here with the ‘bursting with life’ young folk that I will sharing this home with.

I made my plans recently and as you all know there were many options in the decision pot and I am glad to say that I know I have walked towards the right one.

As I get a sense of my new ‘garden’ and see the seeds I planted a few weeks ago germinating and showing growth, there is new and unexpected growth beside them. I would even venture to suggest that life has a few surprises in store for me that I have not foreseen.

Look what happens when you re-work your soil, you make room for the unexpected and who knows what glorious growth will now burst forth.



24 Responses to “Plans, thoughts, hopes and bags of room for the unexpected…..”

  1. 1 mj monaghan May 24, 2012 at 4:15 am

    So thoughtfully written. The unexpected has so much to offer. But it only works if we’re open to it. Very interesting, eh?


    • 2 Jane Thorne May 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

      And sometimes, just sometimes we have to have a right royal clearout of all sorts to make room for the unexpected…bit scary that x


  2. 3 maturestudenthanginginthere May 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Jane I know that what you need will come to you. You are a lady on a mission, but importantly you are a lady who deserves…… what you need. As you wait for what you need/want I have no doubt the lovely Dave will provide an important function – animals alway have a way of tapping into our needs. I wish he was sitting at my feet right now. Love and peace to you J x


    • 4 Jane Thorne May 21, 2012 at 6:18 am

      Much love coming to you too J – I shall email before my day starts – may we all have a fruitful and peace filled week xxx 😀


  3. 5 Michael May 19, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Hey Jane, Happy to know you are enjoying life. Stay happy and Regards !!!


  4. 7 granbee May 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    All fingers, toes, and nose-hairs crossed for your success and joy in your new home and new work activities. You are setting such a fine example of stepping out with joy into new ways of living, Jane! Beating prayer drums and waving incense sticks for you and Em!


  5. 9 Martin Shone May 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    As you dig the soil, perhaps a bird comes by and plants a feather and perhaps this feather will become more than a feather. Perhaps it will grow with you.

    Happy gardening H xx


  6. 11 elenacaravela May 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Should be a beautiful garden:)


  7. 13 Angela May 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    And your garden shall always be beautiful. 🙂


  8. 17 Maxi May 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    …make room for the unexpected. Yeees. More blessings to come, Jane.

    Hugs – Maxi


    • 18 Jane Thorne May 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Oh Maxi, I am starting to just realise how good this is going to blessed am I?? Much love coming to you xx


  9. 19 1smiles May 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Keep breathing? Well, there’s a thought… lol.
    I’m so darn proud of you Jane. You have braved the unknown seas of life and found a wonderful port in which to make your new life. Hooray for you!!


  10. 21 grandfathersky May 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Yes, keep breathing, and one day you wake and it all seems to be your natural place. What was planted when you turned the soil becomes the gift of life always longing to be… All the best – PA


  11. 23 Jeannie May 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Good things are happening for you Jane–what an exciting time in your life!


    • 24 Jane Thorne May 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Oh yes Jeannie, goodness who would have thought it…I felt driven to make sweeping changes, I just knew I had to and I am being supported in lovely and unexpected ways. It takes some getting used to and I keep breathing as that helps xx 😀


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