It’s all gravy…..


Emily, my daughter, has a great saying of ‘It’s all gravy…..’. There have been a few sharp moments lately, wrapped in challenges, and I choose not to hold onto them. Instead, as I gather my ‘creative whatsits’ to produce a writing commission for a client, I am hand picking some cracking highlights from the last week.

A bench looking out over a waterway, filled with water lilies, fish bubbles, butterflies and a beautiful view. New ideas and a different perspective emerging, fed daily with love and support. Kindred spirits.

A safari at Woburn Park, Bedfordshire. Elephants, lions, tigers, giraffe, rhinos, zebras, wolves, bears, monkeys, sea lions and penguins, to name but a few. Unashamed excitement.

An evening meal outside, as it’s September and still hot enough to enjoy this glorious weather. Shared smiles.

Hedgerows full of blackberries, cherry and damson plums. Jam aplenty.

An afternoon in a very busy tearoom, full of chat, much laughter, banter and shared loving effort to get everyone served. Teamwork.

Sunflowers, a tasty lunch and a helping hand delivering my latest creative efforts. Sunshine.

Neighbours calling at the back door as the smell of baking wafts across the gardens. A fair few cakes being baked for an order and ‘The Cake Lady’ is born. A start.

Emily and I sharing our individual creative endeavours with each other, at each stage. Love and laughter. ‘Wowzers’.

Yes Emily, ‘It’s all gravy…..’

wrest park


32 Responses to “It’s all gravy…..”

  1. 1 Marylin Warner September 10, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Emily is very wise.
    It is all gravy.
    And sometimes it’s also sausage gravy over biscuits!


  2. 3 Francina September 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    wonderful write, dear Jane 🙂
    love and hugs xxx


  3. 5 Eric Alagan September 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Happy for you and Emily, Jane buddy – enjoy the gravy train 🙂

    Your positivity is very inspiring and am sure your daughter has imbibed it.

    Have a great weekend,


  4. 7 1smiles September 6, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Yes, even in those most challenging moments, there are the wonders of nature, friends, and love. So happy for you Jane.
    Love to you,
    Jeanie xxxxx


  5. 11 ianscyberspace September 6, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Thank you for your ability to take us on the journey of your life with you.


    • 12 Jane Thorne September 6, 2013 at 6:11 am

      Thank you for reading my witterings Ian, it’s always lovely to hear from you. I think your life is very interesting and I always look forward to your posts. Your latest family narrative had me gripped over two breakfast times. Lovely stuff. x


  6. 13 grandfathersky September 6, 2013 at 12:56 am

    … and who do you suppose she learned that from ??? 😉


    • 14 Jane Thorne September 6, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Hello P, now I messaged Em to say she had inspired me…I wasn’t thinking of it the other way. Sending loving energy for your plans. Much love. x


      • 15 grandfathersky September 6, 2013 at 10:49 am

        Our children are great reminders of the love we gave and didn’t know … Things are moving along now. Expect closing a on both properties by the end of October. Sending love and light your way … Peter


        • 16 Jane Thorne September 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

          Yes, Peter, it is all about love. So glad to hear that your plans are moving forward. I have photos from Duxford Air Show to send you. Xx


  7. 17 elenacaravela September 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

    A WONDERFUL list of reasons to be cheerful. I hope the list grows even longer next week;)


  8. 19 Debbie H September 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Love and hugs xxxx


  9. 21 bardessdmdenton September 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    You certainly know how to appreciate life, Jane, and put its ups and downs in perspective … you offer such balance and gratefulness with your words. Thank you. (Sounds like your daughter has it beautifully together, too!) XO ♥


    • 22 Jane Thorne September 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Hello lovely Diane, sometimes my loving heart has taken a right hammering, but I always hold hope. It is a joy to watch Emily use creativity to maintain her balance….we have such fun together. The winds of big change are blowing through at the moment and I can see the special light they are letting in. In the midst of ordinary life, a fairytale can appear. Much love and hugs to you….Xxx


  10. 23 Al September 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Now all I can think about is a freshly baked cake!


  11. 25 tornadoday September 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    When we choose where we wish to focus, beauty almost always becomes the view…………… Gravy indeed, my dear friend! Get us a boat! ~ Love, Bobbie


  12. 31 countingducks September 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Lots of lovely memories there. You have a great eye for what is precious in life.


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