I started this blog seven years ago and it is a wonderful adventure.  Being here in our Global Village has gifted treasured friendships, creative expression and woven a part of my authentic soul.  I am grateful.

A new chapter is starting in my life as I have come to live by the sea.  I have dreams and ideas floating up and I am sure they will find their way onto the page.

Jane x


63 Responses to “About me”

  1. 1 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.

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  2. 3 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!

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  3. 5 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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    • 6 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

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      • 7 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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        • 8 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


          • 9 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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          • 10 Jane Sturgeon October 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

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


          • 11 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!

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  4. 12 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.


  5. 14 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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    • 15 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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  6. 17 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.


  7. 20 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.


  8. 22 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:

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


  9. 26 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 Thanks, have a great day!


    • 27 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. 🙂


  10. 28 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.


    • 29 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. ❤

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  11. 32 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. 🙂


  12. 34 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 I would very much like to add you to my blog list. Would that be OK?


    • 35 Jane Thorne June 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Hello my lovely pal, it’s more than OK and I will bob over and visit your new wee blog right now. I have missed you. ❤ xXx


  13. 36 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!


    • 37 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 🙂


  14. 38 Eric Alagan March 26, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Hello Jane buddy,

    I posted your flash fiction here >

    Thank you for your lovely contribution and all good wishes,


  15. 40 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/ 🙂



    • 41 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 😀


  16. 42 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…


  17. 48 managuagunnwashere July 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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


  18. 50 Cassandra Blizzard Psychic Medium June 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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


    • 51 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!


  19. 52 wightrabbit June 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

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


  20. 54 russtowne June 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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



  21. 56 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.)


    • 57 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


      • 58 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!


        • 59 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


  22. 60 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


    • 63 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


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