A cotton wool cloud kind of day….

Cotton Wool Clouds

Today dawned and the clouds were full of shapes and so many memories floated by on them. It takes energy to make brave decisions and see them through and on the back of all this activity a day will roll in where all you can do is simply ‘moodle’ through it. Today was that kind of day.

A few years ago a wonderful friend of mine and I escaped for a day. It was unplanned and we had a fabby time. We discovered a lovely walled garden and nestled within was a very large wooden hut (think war time Britain). Inside it had been painted in pastel colours and filled with comfy sofas, books, magazines, pretty material bunting and scattered tables and chairs. We sat for ages having coffee and nattering. Our exploring afterwards took us to the front of a mansion house, atop a hill, which was closed for re-furbishment. We sat on the ornate and huge regency terrace, undisturbed for hours, looking out across the countryside. Many shapes were spotted in the cotton wool clouds and we sat, sometimes quietly, sometimes talking and often giggling helplessly at some of the shape suggestions. Jo you are outrageous and I love you.

I texted Jo with ‘clouds’ this morning and she knew exactly what I meant. We get to spend this Saturday together…whoop de do.

Em sent a picture through this morning. We got to see each other yesterday and hug and natter and our chat has continued as there never seems enough time to say everything! She had found herself caught by a ‘moodle’ day as she is right in the middle of exams and revising like the clappers. My wise girl took herself out and found an empty table in a lovely cafe, with an unhurried air and beautiful music playing. Her picture showed her books spread out, a hot chocolate drink and a little plate of drop scones. ‘I feel like I am on a street cafe in Paris Mum’ her text said. I love you Em.

Golden strands from loving messages have filtered through all day and next week I land on my favourite hill in Gloucestershire, to spend time with my special friends. I love you all and your animals. Amoungst all the magic moments that are to come there, with much nattering, hugs and laughter, I have been promised time with Amy. So Amy and I will walk through the trees together again and my cup runneth over. I love you Amy.



21 Responses to “A cotton wool cloud kind of day….”

  1. 1 Peter Wells aka Countingducks June 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I just love those views as well. Thankfully, as \I write this, we are experiencing such a vista today, and I am loving it


  2. 5 Eric Alagan June 6, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Always a pleasure to visit, read and share, Jane buddy. Today is no exception.

    As a kid I used to stare and study cloud formations – sometimes, I remain rooted for hours. Once, I recall, on a particularly quiet afternoon – I grew anxious, as the clouds did look grotesque and scary.

    But most days, they looked cheerful and pensive, even.

    I wonder whether what we see, is how we feel.

    Happy for you that you’ve a great week ahead back in Gloucestershire.

    Enjoy the weekend too 🙂


    • 6 Jane Thorne June 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

      You have touched on a deep belief of mine Eric, my special buddy. I believe that how we feel, especially about ourselves, is the mirror we shine out to life and that is then reflected back to us. I hope you have a lovely weekend too and a great week. Your star is shining, 🙂 Much love and hugs, xXx


  3. 7 ianscyberspace June 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I love cloud watching. Such intricate paintings in the sky!


  4. 9 tornadoday June 5, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    The richness of life unfolds in yellow percale sheets. It is a path where love runs ahead, ‘follow me’……… ❤ This is beautiful, Jane. And I love that dog!


  5. 11 Al June 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I would title that landscape picture “A Chamber of Commerce” day.”


  6. 14 journeyintopoetry June 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Jane, reading your soothing words becomes lovelier each time. So much love pours from you through your words. I hope you have a lovely time with Amy and just look at those gorgeous flowers at the side of this beautiful photo of your precious doggy friend. ❤️ Buckets of love to you xxx


    • 15 Jane Thorne June 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I loved your flower picture that you sent me Chris, it is so very thoughtful of you and much appreciated. I ❤ you. xXx


  7. 16 1smiles June 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    We just never know what a day will bring do we? But you have a lovely knack of finding the absolute joy in each day, no mater what.
    Love you!
    Jeannie xxx


  8. 18 Matthew Peters June 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    This is filled with such beautiful imagery! Thank you for the post, Jane. I really liked reading about the hut and the overview from the terrace of the mansion.


  9. 20 Aquileana June 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Such a beautiful and deep post… I Really enjoyed reading your words, Jane, best wishes, Aquileana 😉


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