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Sparks of Joy


bird bath in a raised rose bed

One of our clients emailed this week to share that she had popped out to give herself a break and seen a toddler enjoying a snack in the sunshine, gifting her sparks of joy.


A memory floated up when I lived in New Brighton and I used to take my knitting and go and sit in Vale Park for a break. There is a couple who live in a cottage on the grounds, and they share their sparks of joy. Their garden is full of creativity, spilling out into the surrounding park grounds to make a Fairy Village. Driftwood sculptures of ships, unicorns, animals and fairies. Little fairy houses, covered in loving detail even down to tiny wooden roof tiles, surrounded by streams, bridges, and miniature gardens filled with fairies playing on swings and holding tea parties. Pebbles painted with messages from children and adults, all nestling under the tall trees, with a surprise around every corner. It is magical. If you sit on any of the benches nearby, you can hear the sound of little children full of sparks of joy, against a backdrop of birds singing and ships on the Mersey River.


Tim and I decided to remove the fire and fireplace in our front room on Monday evening. It was modern and not to our taste and we realised that since we moved here some fifteen months ago, we have not turned it on. We checked it worked, took photos, removed it and listed it on Freecycle. Then set about re-arranging our furniture, appreciating the extra space gained, and we now have a new view from our sofa. As Tim headed upstairs to shower, I watched a Robin in our birdbath, surrounded by rose bushes bursting into life. We haven't been able to sit and watch this part of our garden before, and this little bird brought sparks of joy. We often see him sitting in the hedge with his buddy, a Blackbird. He paused from fluffing up his feathers for a few moments to hold my gaze, gifting more sparks of joy.






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Guest
May 05

Beautiful sparks of joy and nature Jane, and even unicorns!!! 😍🦄❤️💙 It's me Debby UB xx

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Jane Sturgeon
Jane Sturgeon
May 05
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Magic, hey, our UB. Much love flowing to you. Xxx 🩷 🦄🌹🩷

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May 04
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I am always grateful to be reminded about the sparks of joy which are all around us if we are able to slow down a little bit and observe what's happening (especially in the springtime when so many plants are blooming and birds are singing...) THANK YOU, Jane!

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Jane Sturgeon
Jane Sturgeon
May 04
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Much love to you. Xxx 🩷 🌸🌷

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