In it’s infancy I welcomed this season with its promise of cosy nights and a slower pace.

But this promise has become a heavy skin waiting to be shed.

After the joy and festivity these dark months that follow feel like the keepers of spring; not yet ready to let it free.

But today I saw a glimpse of hope; a nod to the new season; making me smile.

January prompt-a-day from write alm today’s promptly is – makes you smile

I had to dig really deep with this prompt. I thought today’s blog post would never happen but I persevered and it came…eventually. Lots of things make me smile but I just couldn’t seem to put it into words.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and wish you a happy week ahead.

Jane xx


Just enough

Just enough wind to make us feel exhilarated.

Just enough rain to feel part of the elements.

Just enough good food to make our belly’s happy.

Just enough pebbles to throw in the salty pool left by the sea.

Just enough laughter to make us content.

Just enough good music to make our journey home more fun.

Just enough time by the sea to recharge our batteries.

January prompt-a-day from write alm today’s promptly is – just enough.

In motion

In motion.

Waking, rising, speaking, smiling, cuddling.

Opening, filling, boiling, pouring, stirring, drinking.

Spreading, slicing, cutting, wrapping.

Making, sitting, eating, chatting, watching, laughing.

In motion.

Brushing, flushing, cuddling, knocking, greeting, leaving.

Clearing, spraying, wiping, hoovering, ironing.

Sitting, thinking, typing, reading, re-typing.

This is Friday so far…in motion.

January prompt-a-day from write alm today’s promptly is – in motion.

We will be in motion to the seaside when my son finishes school staying until tomorrow evening…yeah! : )

I hope you have a restful weekend xx

Whitby Harbour waves


My talisman is not a thing but a place.

It is where I feel happiest, protected, loved, truly needed.

It is where everything I know and cherish is contained.

A space so magical where I can truly breath, truly be.

It can’t be held in my hand or worn around my neck yet is close to me always.

My talisman is my home…and no matter where I go I am always happy to return.

January prompt-a-day from write alm today’s promptly is talisman(s)

Shadows and lego man

I hope your week has been a good one so far?

Jane xx


I didn’t think I would get chance to write today but even though it is late and I am a little weary I feel compelled to write this.

Right now I am giving support to a friend who is having a really hard time…a hard time that never goes away and has and probably will last for many years to come. There is nothing I can do but listen and do my best to be there when I can.

I simply don’t know where you find the strength every single day…truly I do not.

I know there are times when you feel weak, helpless, alone but you always seem to find strength from somewhere.

Sometimes I worry that one day it will all become too much for you…I am sure it would for me.

This is for you my friend…I am here and I see your strength xx

January prompt-a-day from write alm today’s promptly is strength/weakness

Familiar phrases

J o y

H a p p i n e s s

L o v e

L a u g h t e r…

…not phrases, I know, but single words. You have brought these and much, much more to our lives.

Our boy.

Today you are 14 so these two familiar phrases are just for you…

Happy Birthday

I love you

Mum xx

James 14th birthday

January prompt-a-day from write alm – today’s prompt is: familiar phrases


Revelation it is not…this joining of words. It is realisation…this fits more comfortably.

Revelation feels like a ball gown with intricately sewn beads…too much expectation and sparkle. Realisation is snug like an old sweater.


Realisation…quietly being.

April 2012 026


January prompt-a-day from write alm – today’s prompt is: revelation


I am going to persist.

This penning of thoughts is making me happy. Introducing me to the beauty of other’s words with inspiration abound. Assuring me that this world is still filled with goodness.

It is deepening my thoughts. Opening my heart to allow things in and out.

Words are so easy to use. Many are spent unwisely every day. This is my opportunity to learn the worth of them and when used prudently the good they can do.

It is Liberating. An honour.

Yes. I will persist.

January promt-a-day from write alm – today’s promt is persist(ence)


It’s Friday. Yeah!

Have a really great day!

Jane xx