I’m not a fluffy bunny but I have been known to ‘rabbit on’, which means I’m seldom lost for words. I do live on a small island off the south coast of England ~  The Isle of Wight ~ hence the title ‘Wightrabbit’s Blog’.

My proper name is Jacqueline King and I’ve been retired for about a year now ~ so I’m just about settling in to being a ‘lady of leisure’ (yeah, right!) I love pottering about my home and garden, joining in local community events and expressing myself in writing and multi~media art forms.

My husband Martin is also recently retired and spends happy hours fettling with our Harley Davidson, rebuilding a vintage car and producing amazing artwork on computer and by hand.

We’re lucky enough to share the home of a beautiful Parson’s Jack Russell Terrier called Indie, who literally keeps us on our toes by making sure we get enough exercise come rain or shine. Bless her!

I tend to go with the flow of the Tao, fully engaging in whatever comes my way. I’ve had interesting times, some heavy losses and my share of sadness ~ balanced out by great joy and loads of laughter. When all is done and dusted, I don’t regret a thing ~ I love the life I lead and look forward to each and every day.

Long may that continue!




21 thoughts on “About

  1. Jacqueline – I don’t know what is wrong with me, but it just now dawned on me – and after reading this “About” page it was confirmed – that you live on the Isle of Wight. When I was in college at the University of Connecticut, my voice teacher and performance coach was an absolutely fabulous woman, who became my close friend, named Mary Collier. She was British, and after her retirement (some years after I left school) she returned to the isle of Wight, and died there, last April. I and a number of her students were devastated, because we did not hear in time to be able to send immediate condolences, etc., although we did get in contact with her daughter Ruth to let her know how much her Mom was loved. Mary was a gifted soprano. I remember going to New York City and attending her solo concert at Town Hall in NYC.

    I’ve told you all that because I wonder if by some small chance you might have known her or heard of her. I know that’s sort of a silly request – it’s like asking someone from New York or Boston is they know a brown-haired, blue-eyed guy named “John!” 😆 Anyway, just thought I would ask.

    1. Hi Pauline! I’m afraid that I didn’t personally know Mary Collier, although her name seems familiar. Before I replied to you I thought I’d ask one of the music teachers at the school in which I work – but she didn’t know her either – sorry. I wish I did! Amazing co-incidences do happen, though. When I joined a craft club being held at a patchwork cafe here, I discovered that one of the mother of one of the owners had lived near to a house we owned in a remote part of Brittany!

  2. You sound like a happy and fulfilled human being. I am reading about you because as I am subscribed to you I received a notice for a new post today. But, when I used the link I got one of those notices that says “whoops … this is embarrassing.” This means the link did not link to an article and I did not find upon your blog anything newer than the last article read.

    1. Hi, Raven, how’s this mfor synchronicity – I was going through my comments earlier on and found that your earlier ones had gone into my spam, so I missed them. I’ve unspammed you now and will reply to them, soon 🙂

  3. Hi, wanted to say love your blog, and being ‘Time rich’. I think that’s what we all aspire too. The Isle of Wight brings back so many memories of childhood holidays…The Needles and Black Gang Chine (I think that closed at the end of the last century! lol) and seeing an invasion of ladybirds everywhere in the ’70’s, millions of them!..ahh the memories, thank you ; )

    1. Hi, Claire! I’ve learned that money loses it’s value, when you have little time to enjoy it and that I don’t require money to be happy and fulfilled – I’m so lucky 🙂 The theme park at Black Gang Chine re-opened a couple of years ago, though part of the old one fell into the sea and is now fenced off. And we’ve seen quite a few ladybirds already this year, so maybe there’ll be another invasion – I like them so I wouldn’t mind!

  4. Jacqueline, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a lovely comment. I like your take on life – ‘time rich’ – I’m certainly aiming for that. I’m so pleased I found you and I look forward to catching up on some of your posts. I’m off to subscribe but would be interested to know if you have any favourite posts that you’ve written – it’s always interesting to see what people come up with. Also you were a distance learner – something that is very much part of my life at the moment (when I can manage to squeeze it in). I look forward to reading more of your blog.


    1. Hi Jacqueline! Thanks for coming to visit – we do seem to have much in common. You’ve posed an interesting question about which posts I prefer – one which has prompted me to think carefully. Although I started Wightrabbit’s Blog first, I think I have more fun writing for Tao of Scrumble (http://taoofscrumble.wordpress.com) The former was intended to complement and inspire my fiction writing ambitions; I started the latter to tell my grandchildren (if no-one else) more about me – when they’ve mastered those flash cards and are old enough to read, that is! It’s not chronological, I just get inspired, start writing and go where it takes me – and in this way I’ve revisited my childhood and earlier life. At the mommet I’m posting some of my husband’s artwork in the Virtual Open Studio series. I use Wightrabbit for anything writing related and for ‘Occupy Blogosphere Thursday’ posts – which have proved an interesting challenge. So, I find it impossible to single out a favourite post. I enjoy the process as much as the outcome, derive pleasure from mastering the technology and have sparked quite a few ‘lightbulb moments’. Like now, for instance – writing this has highlighted my drive to learn from each experience – it seems I’m a perpetual student. Now, tell me more about what motivates you. LOL! 🙂

    2. Hi Jacqueline – I hope you read this. I love the posts that you write – but I can’t seem to comment. The page doesn’t always load up properly (if at all), it flicks up and down, my cursor gets stuck, I can’t always press ‘like’ – it’s so frustrating! I can see comments from others, so maybe it has something to do with me using iPad – but yours is the only blog that I have trouble with. Just wanted to let you know that I have been following you and would join in the debate, if I could!

      1. There must be something in the air – I just tried to reply to your comment and my screen went blank! I would love for you to join in the debate. I’ll have a look at my settings and see what I can sort out. Do let me know if you’re still having problems.

  5. Thank you for clicking the follow Button, I can see That I shall do likewise.. ‘Time Rich’ is much better than ‘Money Rich’ This last 12 months especially for me has been a tough year.. But I wouldnt swap the experience ~ Lessons come in many shapes and sizes.. And often those we least expect can hit home hard in lifes ups and downs..
    But I know beyond doubt that nothing is ever by chance.. and it was not by chance you Hopped over from Becca’s Blog,
    I have travelled many places around the globe, but the Isle of Wight is one place still on a too do list.. And now I see how you came by your name.. 🙂 I look forward to being able to read your blogs..
    I may not always get chance to comment upon every one. as I try to get around many of those upon my subscription lists. But I will be back to read more over the weekend upon your pages here..
    Nice to meet you ~ Sue Dreamwalker 🙂

  6. Thank you, Sue Dreamwalker, for dropping by – you’re welcome to do so, physically, if you’re ever on The Isle of Wight! 🙂 For a year or so, I too, have felt pressure building, experienced
    things I never dreamed I would – but, as you say – the lessons are invaluable, in hindsight if not at the time.
    The words you write are calming and affirming, I’ll return to read some more tomorrow, now I know you’re here.
    Lovely to meet you, too,
    Jacqueline 🙂

  7. Hi Jacqueline,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring more happiness, love, and success to you and your family. I also would like to thank you for following my blog. I hope my blog posts have not disappointed you. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    1. I wish you love, light and happiness in 2013 too, Subhan! I do enjoy your blogposts as they give me a flavour of life in your world ~ I have been a little quiet of late but hope to be more prolific this coming year. Regards, Jacqueline 🙂

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