I started this blog ten years ago and it brings many life gifts in.  Being here in our Global Village has created treasured friendships from sharing and I am grateful.

I chose to come and live by The Mersey three years ago and it has turned into an inspiring adventure. There is something magical about living by the water, being among open, accepting people and watching nature play out each day.

In August, 2019 a dream was realised as the first in my series Writing on Water was published in eBook form on Lulu Publishing and Amazon.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to connecting with you.

Jane ❤

101 Responses to “About me”

  1. 1 Phoenix Rainez December 2, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    So glad I found your blog. So many delightful posts to read.
    I too find being near water so uplifting and get my inspirational thoughts for writing poetry whenever I spend time at the sea or rivers and waterfalls.

    Where in Zimbabwe did you live?

    Sending hugs on Phoenix wings 🕊

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  2. 14 Ken Chawkin September 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Jane, you say you’ve written and shelved your first book and are now working on a second one. What is the title? Is it available on Amazon? If you have a blog post about it, please include the link.
    Thank you,

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  3. 18 Baydreamer August 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Jane,
    I’ve seen you on other blogs of friends who I follow, so I thought I’d stop by. 🙂 Your ‘About’ is lovely, and you’re right about the many friendships that develop in this Global village. Your new home by the water also sounds beautiful and calming. Like you, I’ve been blogging for many years, in my 7th to be exact, and the experience has been beyond rewarding. Anyway, I look forward to reading your work. Have a wonderful day, Lauren 🌷

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  4. 20 LooneyB August 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    there we go Said it was fate. Africa. Savannah. Tell me more…

    Liked by 1 person

    • 21 Jane Sturgeon August 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I went with my family out to Africa when I was thirteen…they returned when I was seventeen, but I chose to stay and came back to the UK when I was just turning twenty two. Many, many adventures that instilled a lifelong love of community and flexibility in us all. Xx


  5. 22 da-AL August 16, 2018 at 3:53 am

    am much enjoying your site – wishing you joy & success here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 24 Darren Jacobs June 26, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Jane

    Thank you so much for your email and the reading. It gave me so much strengh.

    You are a tremendous individual.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. 26 duskalert May 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hello.! Pleased to know you.😊 Found a way here through someone’s blog. Now following ….so looking forward to explore it more.😊 💖🌷😀

    Liked by 2 people

  8. 29 macjam47 March 9, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    There is nothing more calming than a walk by the sea. Unfortunately, we live in Ohio, so I don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the sea except on vacation.

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  9. 32 ianscyberspace February 4, 2018 at 12:55 am

    We are only 8 minutes drive from the sea. I love to go there to have quiet reflection.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. 34 Al February 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    You never did tell me you had a twin sister. Nor did you mention she was a gorgeous redhead!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. 36 pensitivity101 October 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks Jane for taking the time to have a look at my blog. Seems we have something in common living by the sea, as although we were on a boat for three years, this is first time we’ve got a beach within walking distance!
    I’m looking forward to hearing from you

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    • 37 Jane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you and yes, there is something about living next to water. I looked at living on a narrowboat last year and then found the place I am in now. I hope you have been successful in your house hunting? x

      Liked by 1 person

      • 38 pensitivity101 October 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        We have indeed thank you and after almost 6 months of living with a friend, we now own a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast. We miss the simplicity of boat living though, but the way things are going, we know we made the right decision. Our final trip taking her up for brokerage is documented here with loads of photos………. 97 locks in 8 days! Popeye eat your heart out!!

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        • 39 Jane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          97 locks in 8 days, words fail me! I am glad you have found somewhere and the tulip and rose bush fields in Lincolnshire are beautiful in the Spring. I am looking forward to reading your latest post. x


          • 40 pensitivity101 October 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

            Thanks Jane. We did the Hatton Flight, which is 21 locks, in three and a half hours top to bottom (with some help from a friend). Our final journey was amazing, and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
            We saw fields of daffodils going to waste in the fields when we last lived here. Where we were though it was mostly veg or grains. I have some fabulous shots of the rapeseed fields.

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          • 41 Jane Sturgeon October 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

            Ohh, are you going to use some of those pictures on your blog?


          • 42 pensitivity101 October 30, 2017 at 10:47 am

            Hi Jane. If you read the series of our Final trip (April 2017) there are photos from day one to the final day and the Hatton Flight gets a mention!

            Liked by 1 person

  12. 43 Nadia December 26, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing my recipes and travels with you. Welcome aboard.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 45 davidprosser October 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Many thanks for the follow Jane. From your description of having Liverpool to your left and did you say Wallasey to your right (?) I was starting to imagine you at sea in a rowboat.. From my North Wales coastline I have the Wirral opposite so I daresay we’re not too far away.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • 46 Jane Sturgeon October 5, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Love it…I was walking towards Liverpool at the time. I live just near the lighthouse in New Brighton on top of The Wirral. I visited Crosby the other day and could see right across North Wales to Anglesey. Recently I have lived near Ruthin and then Chirk and I love Wales. Which part of North Wales are you in? I explored all around there. Huge hugs for you too. Xxx

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  14. 48 clarepooley33 January 4, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Thank-you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow. Having read a few recent posts of yours it seems as though you are having a difficult time at the moment. I hope things improve for you very soon and you find peace and contentment. Clare.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. 51 makupsy October 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for passing by my blog and following me. I hope to read more of your posts and get to share all your adventures through your writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. 53 WritesinPJ's September 20, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award 🙂 If you’re interested in accepting, the rules are posted at: http://mylifeinpajamas.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    Such a beautiful soul you are! I hope many others find your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. 57 thatssojacob September 3, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Hey there Jane! I just happened across your blog randomly, it looks fun, so I gave you a follow. If you’d like to hang out with me, drop by http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Thanks, have a great day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 58 Jane Thorne September 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Hi Jacob, thanks for stopping by, the follow and your kind comment. I have just visited your blog and had an entertaining time. Have a great day. 🙂


  18. 59 WritesinPJ's September 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I just discovered you through a comment you left for someone. I’ve only read a handful of your posts, and what a lovely breath of literary air!

    I’ll come back to read you in much the same way that I stand outside just to quietly take in the afternoon sun brushing the lush leaning flowers of late summer.

    Pausing for beauty, pausing for peace and reflection, that is how your posts impacted me this morning.


    • 60 Jane Thorne September 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      I am so touched by your loving and thoughtful comment. Thank you, a heartfelt thank you. I went across and have read and commented on your blog, which is beautiful and I am absolutely sure it touches so many who read it…men and women. Thank you. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  19. 63 Meg Evans August 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Hello Jane — yes, it’s lovely how many new friends and connections can be made through blogging! This year I’m challenging myself to discover and comment on a positive blog every day, keeping a list on my own blog for reference. I have added yours as today’s entry. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  20. 65 jacquelinehanginginthere June 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hello lovely lady. I just wanted to stop by to let you know that although I’m not blogging as jacquelinehanginginthere I have managed to get around to setting up another blog. Fresh off the press today. You can find me here http://damselinthisdress2014.wordpress.com/ I would very much like to add you to my blog list. Would that be OK?

    Liked by 1 person

  21. 67 jaels April 25, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Good for you!!! I started my first blog in Aug 2011, and the brand new one just opened–you’re invited for snacks, I’m always cooking and baking something when my hands aren’t glued to the keyboard!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 68 Jane Thorne April 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

      You are so kind to stop and leave your lovely comment…writing and baking thread life with grace don’t they? Happy days 🙂


  22. 69 Eric Alagan March 26, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Hello Jane buddy,

    I posted your flash fiction here > http://wp.me/p1YE83-1e8

    Thank you for your lovely contribution and all good wishes,

    Liked by 1 person

  23. 71 Insight September 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

    All the best for the your book, which is going to publish and I’m so much glad to find a lady of this class over here in this awesome world of writing, Jane. Stay in touch. Have a great Sunday ahead. Cheers.\m/ 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    • 72 Jane Thorne October 4, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Rahul, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I need to update my ‘About Me’ page as I lost my book..honestly, a string of events and every copy of it was gone, so I am guessing that it was not meant to be in that form…I am starting again. Hope you are having a great week 😀


  24. 73 yepiratemanaguagunn August 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    um..just had to nominate again..for Super Sweet Blogging Award…yes, a bit too sugary…
    But had to think of the blogs which did most…and there we are…

    Liked by 1 person

  25. 79 managuagunnwashere July 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Now this looks like the kind of blog I like! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. 81 Cassandra Blizzard Psychic Medium June 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Best wishes with your book. The first is always the hardest.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 82 Jane Thorne June 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Cassandra you are so kind, thank you to taking the time to stop by and comment. My hard drive expired and my backups failed, so I lost the book. It’s OK as I am quite philosophical about it. It was not supposed to be in that form and funnily enough a different project has been presented recently..onward and upward!


  27. 83 wightrabbit June 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Just popped over from Maturestudenthanginginthere’s blog – love your super~hero call to arms! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  28. 85 russtowne June 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Good luck with your book, Jane. You have a lovely blog.


    Liked by 1 person

  29. 87 tornadoday May 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Jane, I (Tornadoday, Bobbie, Bob) just nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Here are the rules:
1.Thank the blogger who gave you the award.
2. Tell 7 things about you that have not come up in your blog.
3. Pass this on to 7 other blogs you find inspiring and explain why. Look for a post with my details of why I love you shortly in my blog. ~ Bobbie ~ and PS…..I won’t be the least bit offended if you don’t keep this chain going (your hair won’t fall out and no one will show up on your doorstop looking for extra change.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • 88 Jane Thorne May 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      You are hilarious Bobbie and I can’t accept this right now and I’m glad to be keeping my hair…tell you what though going up and down three flights of stairs is ace for my thighs so let’s hope there are some knocks on the front door…lots of love to you and I will check out your post xx


      • 89 tornadoday May 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        Oh….don’t mention thighs. Mine are killing me today after standing on a stool removing wallpaper for 6 hours yesterday. Everytime I think “I’m not that old”……well, my body does it. I think it falls into the category of my spirit writing checks my body can’t cash”. 🙂 Be leary of the knocks since I didn’t send them!


        • 90 Jane Thorne May 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm

          Ahh tired thighs…snap…well done with the wallpapering..mine are singing from all this life/house moving over thre last month..we will be rewarded and Bobbie I’ll keep the chain on the door! xxx


  30. 91 lyndarenham May 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    It is yours whenever you have the time to pop it on. I hope all is going well your end… xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • 94 Jane Thorne May 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Multiple comments flying backwards and forwards on this one…thank you Lynda for your kindness and generosity on this one. With all the changes happening at my end I can’t convert this right now but I want to say thank you and many congratulations on you receiving this too, much love xxx


  31. 95 Jane Sturgeon October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Thank you, Sally, for your generosity. It feels special to be with Debby and Colleen on your Daily post. ❤ xXx


  32. 96 Jane Sturgeon October 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for your support, Sally, as it is so appreciated. ❤


  33. 97 Jane Sturgeon January 12, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Jay, thank you. Your review is thoughtful, eloquent and much appreciated. ❤


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