Sending love….

I travelled on the Mersey ferry recently, to see the tall ships in port, and breathing deeply I said out loud ‘I had forgotten how much I love being on the water’.

The picture above is a tug boat starting the Tall Ships regatta at the end of May. I was up on our sky garden watching all the vessels go past. There were very few tall ships this year, so smaller yachts, dinghies and ferries came out to keep them company.

“When Heaven wants to protect someone does it send an army? No, it protects him with love.” Lao Tzu

I have invested hours recently setting up a new software platform to broaden the reach of my work. Right at the last knockings, I noticed a clause in their terms and I stopped. Interestingly enough, despite all my research, it does not become apparent till you are about to launch. It smacked of pyramid, multi level marketing and that is so not me. So I un-picked it all. The gifts to come out of this are new ideas.

As I gathered myself together, stilling the critical inner voice, and finding ease with the memories of other times that all my ‘tall ships’ have not shown up, other things have floated in.

The birds have discovered my bath dish on the sky garden and they come to rest, bathe and drink now. They watch me from the trees replenishing it with fresh water.

My Mum has gifted some herbs for the sky garden and they are flourishing in the trough she found to go with them, with some French lavender and lilies nestling beside in their pots.

The ‘Aqua Babes’, from our Zumba pool sessions, are in touch often sharing funny moments, flowing support and we get together to eat and laugh.

A buddy and I are flowing together with ideas on how we work and the best support for that. Two creates the power of ten.

This week saw the start of a local craft group and the energy from that has already created new connections and my knitting friends are flowing in with loving support.

“When Heaven wants to protect someone does it send an army? No, it protects him with love.” Lao Tzu

43 Responses to “Sending love….”

  1. 1 Half Glass Full June 26, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Sending you love and peace ✌️

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  2. 3 Clare Pooley June 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I love the quote, Jane! Just beginning to catch-up on WP having nearly caught-up with housework after my little holiday! Love and hugs xx ❤ ❤ xx

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  3. 6 Eric Alagan June 11, 2018 at 6:23 am

    “Two creates the power of ten.”

    I can totally relate to that 🙂


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  4. 8 smzang June 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm


    You always soar, and you have such beautiful wings.


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  5. 10 Tandy | Lavender and Lime June 7, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I just love the Lao Tzu quote! It is so frustrating when you do all the hard graft, only to find something ‘dodgy’ with the site, or idea.

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  6. 12 valeriedavies June 7, 2018 at 12:33 am

    What a glorious quote fro Lao Tzu …
    It instantly reminded me of a woman who was floating in the sea after the Lusitania had sunk, and she said she felt no fear, because floating there alone she felt wrapped round in perfect love until she was rescued..
    Love your bird and your herbs and the view… the joys of life are so tiny and so hugely important !!!!
    Love, Valerie

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  7. 14 ianscyberspace June 6, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    You have to be very careful with software these days, Even innocent looking attachments supposedly from a friend can be hackers at work. I don’t know why people are so mean that they want to use the internet for criminal activities when there is the potential for so much good. Your trip on the water sounded very calming.

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  8. 19 tornadoday June 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    We cannot begin to know the places where the sea becomes our tears; where the sky folds into our dreams……… Always, we are journeying closer to the one we’re meant to become! I love you, Jane! ❤

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  9. 21 dgkaye June 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Ah, sweet Jane, this was beautiful. When the door closed you found the gifts. And that photo is spectacular! It looks like an angel spreading its wings spreading a message of love and hope. ❤ xxxxxx

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  10. 27 kewsmith June 6, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Love starting my day with your positive thoughts!


  11. 29 Sue Dreamwalker June 6, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Wonderful that birds are now visiting your ‘sky garden’ Jane.. And a good thing you spotted that extra clause.. Even though it meant you ‘unpicking’ the threads.. Too many intrusions and those who want a piece for themselves today.. You did right to follow your flow ..
    And wonderful your craft circle is growing and Glowing with support Jane..
    May we continue to be creative in all forms..

    Love and Blessings ❤

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  12. 32 davidprosser June 6, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I’m part of that loving protection
    xxx Massive Hugs Jane from over the Dee Estuary xxx

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  13. 34 David June 6, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Very envious of that view Jane.

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    • 35 Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Yes David, I go around saying ‘thank you’ a lot during my days. It’s a feast for the soul and I am also blessed with working from home, so you can accurately guess from that, my desk is by the window that looks out across the river. Hugs for you both. Xx

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      • 36 David June 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

        Looking out of my home office window I can see the washing line, the shed and next door’s cherry tree! I do miss the sea so much.

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        • 37 Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2018 at 9:36 am

          Is the cherry tree in blossom?


          • 38 David June 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

            It was but the blossom has gone now. The cherries never usually get the chance to ripen properly as the birds move in too quickly. There have a been a couple of years when we have been blessed by a feast of cherries.

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          • 39 Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

            This year is rushing by isn’t it? I am sending you the energy of the tides David X


          • 40 David June 6, 2018 at 9:48 am

            Thank you Jane. In the seventies you would have seen me sailing past your window in and out of Birkenhead where we used to discharge iron ore at Bidston Docks. They were happy days.

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          • 41 Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

            I had a feeling you were talking about the same water. Fond memories for you. x I had never been up here and I was coming into land after many nomadic years. ‘Why there?’ was the frequently heard question from family and friends. I felt drawn here and followed my instinct. I am so glad I did. Cammell Laird in Birkenhead have just landed a large MOD contract for the building of ships and that will help this area enormously. There are so many treasures here, it’s like a hidden gem. I found an apartment in a rambling, quirky old house, right by the water in Egremont. It’s a loving haven and I so grateful. x

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          • 42 David June 6, 2018 at 10:01 am

            I have Birkenhead memories of dockside policemen who spent their shifts in the ship’s bar, of stowaways, and of tug crew whose accents were so strong I had to get a local member of our crew to translate! Those were the days when the ships were small enough to tie up close to the centre of port cities and towns not on a remote deepwater jetty miles from anywhere.

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          • 43 Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2018 at 10:54 am

            I have deep frown lines from trying to understand what is being said David…chuckling. They are an open, genuine community here and what is lovely is when they ask how you are, they mean it. I think (through my squinting) I can see the Disney ship in port at the moment, so we will entertained with the ship’s horn playing ‘Wish upon a star’ as she leaves later. Never a dull moment….the ships that sail in and out to join the Manchester Ship Canal are massive. x

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