About Jo

I have learned to appreciate more than ever to enjoy moments each day, as we don’t know what tomorrow may bring. I have been developing my skills that in the past I have been too busy to have time for.

I have learned to appreciate more than ever to enjoy moments each day, as we don’t know what tomorrow may bring. I have been developing my skills that in the past I have been too busy to have time for.

There are many things I enjoy. One of my favourite’s still, is to be in the water. I like to lie on my back in a swimming pool on a hot summer’s day and watch the clouds drifting overhead and feel the soothing water envelop me.

I love to get lost in a book and I am currently enjoying the Seven Sisters novels by Lucinda Riley.(number four is now out!) She has other great reads too. I also like to read cookbooks, they always inspire me to try new things. I have been enjoying cooking more and know cooking a meal with love blesses those who eat it!

Developing our garden with Bryan has been and is very theraputic. It is always changing and there is so much I have learned about life from a garden. I like to visit gardens too for inspiration too, and time out by myself in our garden to rejuvenate after a busy spell is good for my soul.

Spending time with our family is very important to Bryan and I. Being blessed with 14 grandchildren has been one of our greatest joys.It is so good have them relatively close by and for us to be healthy enough to spend time going on adventures or just being at our place with them. We want to inspire them to develop a love of learning about art, books and history and also to enjoy the wonderful world around us.

I visit many schools now with my two Stanley children’s books I have written and also go as a Duffy Books in Homes role model to inspire kids to read and believe in themselves.

So yes, you can find new purpose and meaning in life even after terrible heartbreak. Its just different, we are forever changed, but we can grow from our experiences if we are open to it. Never give up searching for yours. x j

Jo Guy

“To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, find the best in others;

To leave the world a better place,

Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition:

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldorf Emerson (1883-1882)