Loving gratitude for an abundant harbour…

A gifted mat from my niece, a coaster with Em as a toddler and a heart stone from the beach on my new desk.

A rich moving experience has flowed over a fortnight and it has been interesting. Moving things in isolation whilst respecting social distancing, a removal man whose attitude is calling for him to take up a different profession, a week later another removal man (recommended by a new neighbour) bringing in more furniture with his buddy and making me laugh, moving day involving the builders here still beavering away, many hours of scrubbing, gifted furniture, a friend’s husband on loan for DIY, hot dinners being dropped off, multiple deliveries, getting to know my postman (Rob, who is lovely), having to change internet provider mid-order and it all working for five minutes before the power went out for a long time (taking the super-smart boiler and hot water with it) and my body protesting throughout.

My heart is full of gratitude to my Mum and Dad, loving friends, kind neighbours, a community-led village, companies who are still running in hard times, delivery drivers going above and beyond, refuse collectors taking away my excess with a wave and a smile, a landlord who knows what he is doing with his loving son who makes things happen and a comfy wing-back chair and Netflix when I need to pause.

On Sunday morning, I stood in the sunshine with the birds singing, the church clock chiming and washing blowing on the line, as I planted up some butterfly boxes on the garden wall just outside my workroom. My cup runneth over. ❀

66 thoughts on “Loving gratitude for an abundant harbour…

  1. Hi Jane… I thought I would call by here first.. Thanking you for your thoughts, love and energy waves… And I really do feel your love and vibes my dear friend.. Thank you..
    So needed them this last few weeks too…
    Sending Love and Huge hugs from us both ❀ πŸ’–

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    1. Hello my lovely, it has been a testing few weeks, yes. Wrapping you both in much love and sending more. ❀ Thank you for your newsletter comment, which I have sorted. It was my mess-up. I think my brain has got fried with all the new technology I have had to get to grips with setting a new web site up. I may have new facial lines and grey hairs (chuckling emoji). Much love to you both, dearest Sue, always. ❀ ❀

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      1. Hahaha… Jane… I remember when I had my new Laptop, and it converted from what I was using before to Windows 10… It was mind boggling…. So well done you for your achievement. Glad the news letter sorted πŸ™‚ πŸ’– A day off from gardening today… πŸ™‚ typing a story line instead.. πŸ™‚ πŸ’–

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        1. My laptop died about ten days ago and I went down the recon desktop PC route. It was my choice to set-up and code a completely new website with everything on it, including a shop, that was plain nuts! I have managed to create extra grey hairs and facial hairs during the last ten days or so. Enjoy your story creation, my lovely. Sending you sparkly energy and oodles of love. ❀ ❀ ❀

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          1. Thank you Jane…. LOL…. πŸ™‚ You are braver than I.. lol…. OH… we just had a phone call from the garage.. Our car after five weeks is now 100% ready!! lol…. Yay! Yippeee! and somersaults…. The Universe once again Smiles.. πŸ€£πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ’–

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  2. I’m so happy for you! It sounds like the hard work is about over and the joy of creating a beautiful new space is well underway. Thank you for sharing these sweet images of gratitude with us!

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  3. Here I am – late again! I am so pleased the move has happened and you have survived it! What an exhausting time but with a loving and caring community about you things should fall into place quickly. I like to think of you pottering in your garden and then sitting quietly in your workroom. It all sounds idyllic! And no badly-behaved landlady!!
    Love and hugs xxXXxx

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    1. You are not late, lovely Clare and always welcome. I am settling in well and my energy is returning. I am also making some delightful discoveries. I tried to do everything at once and lovingly pulled myself back a bit. There is a wonderful sensory garden with benches under the trees next to the library. The church on top of the hill (a high hill!!) is beautiful and it’s her clock we can all hear. There are benches in the graveyard that surrounds her and a war memorial garden. It’s a beautiful place to sit and looks out over the Welsh hills and Irish Sea. I have discovered the post office, which is over the other side of the hill and no doubt in time my legs will be grateful for the exercise. Lovely neighbours….many, many blessings. Muich love flowing to you all, always, with soft hugs. ❀ Xxxxxxx ❀ ❀

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      1. It sounds a lovely place to live! I had no idea it was so hilly! I am sure you will be grateful for the exercise eventually πŸ˜€ We had a shock when we moved to Somerset for 18 months from here. It was very hilly and beautiful and very tiring at first!
        It is very easy to do too much in a new home. So many plans and dreams to fulfill and so little energy! Take care, my dear friend. Lots of love and hags xxXXxx ❀ ❀

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        1. As I used to drive off the end of the motorway on top of The Wirral I often wondered where the church on the hill was and now I know. ❀ I am pacing myself now, promise. I hope your seclusion is flowing as well as it can, my lovely. Much love flowing to you all, always. ❀ xXx ❀ ❀

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          1. Thank you, Jane. My seclusion is going okay but I could do with some actual time to myself! That is the trouble with being at home all the time with other members of the family πŸ˜€
            I am glad you are pacing yourself in your tasks now and I hope you are keeping safe and staying happy ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  4. I’m so happy all went smoothly for you, Jane, especially in these Covid times. I smiled about your lovely postman because ours is the same. It sounds like you’re in a wonderful, inviting neighborhood. Enjoy your new home! xo

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  5. So Happy for you Jane, and that your new neighbours are making you so welcome… Sounds as if you have landed in a beautiful spot, garden and postman. It makes all the difference when your surrounding community is helpful..
    I happen to live in a wonderful cul-de-sac where we all know each other and we all pull together even more so now…
    I feel your joy, even through your exhaustion… as I know how tiring that can be..
    Sending love and well wishes Jane… Love the gifts given and found.. ❀ ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, lovely Sue. A resounding ‘Yes’ to how a loving community can pull together to support each other.

      Your loving support is a ray of sparkling energy and I am so grateful. Much love flowing to you both and I hope your arms are recovering from carrying water. ❀ ❀ always ❀ ❀

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  6. Ahhh Jane, Moving day. I have my own moving day coming within the month. To the water (a lake) near my family. Just as you said it would be. πŸ™‚
    Glad to see you are finding you new balance there.
    Much love and many hugs,
    Jeannie XXXXX

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I have put the butterflies Emily made for me flying up over the back door (where I am creating) and the butterflies Sarah gifted me on the wall beside the butterfly pic my sister in law sent. I’ll send you a pic. ❀

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