About me

I started this blog nine 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 as it is a rising tide that raises the ships for all indie authors and followers.

I chose to come and live by The Mersey over 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.

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

Jane ❤

101 thoughts on “About me

  1. 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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          1. I went to Northlea High.

            It’s been a struggle to adjust. Winter always the worst time. Not found it easy to fit in either as majority people socialise within their own family circles or visits to the local pub. We don’t do the pub circuit.
            How long have you been living here and how are you finding life here?

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          2. Sorry for the delay in replying lovely. I love being back with the different seasons. I came back in 1983 to Devon. Then London and over to the States mid eighties. I have been in the UK now since the late eighties. All over! I don’t do the pub circuits either. I love animals and creativity and have made friends from courses and events linked to those. Sometimes started my own groups. Hugs for you and I hope you’ve had a good week? Xx 😘

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          3. Do you use messenger?
            I’m on Twitter too. I’ll look out for you on Twitter.
            I find FB and Twitter helpful when promoting my books, although I’m not doing much writing at the moment as my courses are consuming all my writing time.

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          4. Hello Phoenix, I am not online much, as my new venture takes me out and about a lot. How about email? ‘janeasturgeon@gmail.com’ I’d love to know what courses you are doing. Hugs for you and here’s to a good weekend. Xxx

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  2. 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,
    Ken

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    1. Shelved, means ‘deleted’. It was all actual dates from my perspective. There was a publisher that was interested and I even got through to the final heats, with one of the chapters, in a national writing competition. Then it hit me; it was unkind and unbalanced. That’s not me, so I hit ‘delete’ on the whole thing. What’s coming through now is ‘me’. Jane x

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  3. 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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    1. 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

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

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      1. It is, and no matter where we vacation, I am always taken in by the beauty of new places, but Ohio is home and there’s nowhere I’d rather hang my hat, especially now that my grandchildren live here.

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  5. 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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      1. 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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        1. 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

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          1. 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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  6. 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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    1. 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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  7. 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.

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    1. Thank you Clare for your kind words, I look forward to following your delightful blog. Suffolk is such a beautiful part of the UK and you tell your stories well. Happy New Year to you and here’s to a sparkly one. Jane x

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    1. Hello Pj’s, you are so lovely and I am so very touched by your kind words and thoughtfulness. I am working long hours (self employed) right now and I simply do not have the time to convert this. I am very grateful that you thought of me though and as soon as I can I will leave a congratulatory message on your blog. Hugs for you. X

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    1. 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. 🙂

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  8. 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.

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    1. 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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      1. Jane, thanks for visiting my blog, and for your encouraging words.

        I recently reminded myself that the word ‘recovery’ is an integral part of my journey, and that leaves much room for beauty, fun, and exploration!

        Your blog was just a sweet oasis of serendipity on that path.

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  9. 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. 🙂

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    1. Meg, how lovely to hear from you and thank you for your kind words and the follow. I will go and visit your blog. Thank you. 🙂

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  10. 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!

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

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  11. 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/ 🙂

    Rahul

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    1. 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 😀

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    1. Managua, thank you…that is two awards from you now and I will be posting them very soon. I am very touched and grateful to you for finding my blog, as I so enjoy yours 😀 x

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    1. 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!

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  12. 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.)

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    1. 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

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      1. 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!

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        1. 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

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    1. 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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