Starting over…

Starting over…

Sitting here, on a sweltering humid Queensland evening it seemed to me that snow flakes were the best representation of magic...the magic of a new beginning....Starting over... I have returned, renewed and refreshed. I have a fresh vision and feel excited about what I have planned for this site as well as 'A String of Pearls' the site where I publish interviews with entreprenurial women. I look Continue reading

Remembering Jane S Beatty from 9/11

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On this day: my life changed forever

On this day: my life changed forever

Fifteen years ago today I awoke in the Prince Charles hospital in Brisbane Australia. On this day: my life changed forever... I received 2 artificial valves. They tick away consistently. I don't hear them much now. Just occasionally if I lean on my hand and create a sea shell shape I can hear the blood rushing through my system and the clear ticking of the heart valves pumping my life Continue reading

Happy Birthday: today is my father’s birthday

Happy Birthday: today is my father’s birthday

Happy Birthday: today is my father's birthday He would have been 97. As I thought about him this morning I thought about life after death which is something I believe in, and I thought about birthdays...I wondered if there earthly significant dates are celebrated beyond the veil? Do they start from again or just continue on...Our birth dates are a part of our modern day identification....Name, Continue reading

A long and winding road….

A long and winding road….

To borrow from the Beatles hit I've got to admit it's getting better  A little better all the time  I have to admit it's getting better .... (Lyrics) and yes, the title of this post is from another Beatles song.... For me, a long and winding road is the road back to full health. There have been fascinating detours, odd stop overs and I've been at my bloodhound-best as far as Continue reading

Living The Carpenter’s Law

Living The Carpenter’s Law

Some of you may be aware that at the beginning of 2013 I turned myself into a social media consultant and I was rather busy. I found that life had given me the skills and I find great satisfaction as I assist others – mainly women - in making their dreams come to life. Particularly in walking beside the dreamer as they take their idea from concept to launching their business. Late in the year Continue reading

Remembering my mother.

Remembering my mother.

I'd flown in for her second last Christmas. Mum had told her friends she wanted Christmas Day just with me and they had helped her arrange things so it could be that way. I was deeply moved. I arrived prepared for a long hot day but the weather played its tricks and it was to be a cold gusty wet day. Regardless, it was a special day. Today for Mothers Day I am Remembering my mother. I flew Continue reading

Which week is this?

Which week is this?

After a couple of weeks of crazy illness, triggered by having a flu shot in my left arm and a pneumonia in my right, only 2 minutes apart....I seem at last to be coming good.  Note to myself: do not do that again.  Hang on...Which week is this? Caring friends took me in. Put me to bed and applied TLC. Between sleeping ten hours through one night, and generally resting I one day found the Free Continue reading

“The time has come…to talk of many things”

“The time has come…to talk of many things”

“The time has come, to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings”. These words are spoken by the Walrus in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and they open this Blog post perfectly. Hi I am Jane. I am a Social Media Mentor. I am also a.....Public Speaker/Presenter/Writer/Photographer and lover of all things tekkie, and I am a Mormon (I publish a site for Continue reading

Week 9 : Terrace Gardening

Week 9 : Terrace Gardening

Many of you will be familiar, through Instagram and Facebook, perhaps Twitter, with my on-going battle with the possums on my Terrace Garden. Here I am with a updated report Week 9 : Terrace Gardening At the moment they (the possums) appear to be winning. I have withdrawn for a serious regrouping. Yet another re-think and a consideration of the question as to wether I in fact want to Continue reading