My Interests

Jane Out and About

I travel and take pix of coffee and wine...


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One Perfect Speech

My business website.


Public Speaking Coach and Novelist


Are You Becoming Your Parents?

I catch myself doing it every night. I cannot walk upstairs to bed until I’ve done it.  I walk around our lounge, front room, dining room, and kitchen, and I tidy up, straighten up and generally sort out everything in

Do You Remember Who Was Your First True Friend?

Friendships are those magical relationships we choose to have simply because we enjoy someone’s company. In a way, I envy my children’s friendships.   My daughter had just turned seven years old when we moved to the USA, and my son

How Do You Define Yourself?

I study my hands like a mother studying her baby’s breathing after their first full night of sleep. I look at the endless freckles that cover the backs of my hands and imagine the burning African sun drilling its heat