Awareness…

Hello my friend! Did you know that awareness is the first step to education? There are many issues that need greater awareness in our global society, to hopefully bring a deeper understanding & empathy for those who are greatly impacted by these issues. As a part of my professional portfolio, I regularly brought awareness to... Continue Reading →

Restore…

Welcome! Today we will be reflecting upon restoration...& its deeper meaning for the rejuvenation of our body, mind & spirit... I have my cuppa at the ready...Do you have yours? Today we are seated in a sunny spot in my garden, the birds are happily tweeting & chirping, flitting in & out of the bushes... Continue Reading →

Mama seasons…

It's that time of the year when we celebrate motherhood, but really it's a life long celebration & a life time of seasonal change! Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together...dear friend... I'm doing something different today, I'm brewing two tea blends in one pot! I have Lady Grey & French Earl Grey... Continue Reading →

Life after Trauma

Hi, I thought we would reflect upon this important topic today as it has some interesting facts for us to contemplate. Especially for those of us who have experienced life changing traumas. First, let's get our cuppa organized...today I thought a Japanese Apple blossom tea sounded exciting & as an accompaniment a yummy Coconut Ice... Continue Reading →

FOMO v JOMO

Welcome! I thought we might tackle an emotion that isn't often discussed today but none the less is very much alive & well in our modern world. Today we are reflecting upon the Green eyed monster of envy. To begin, let us have a lovely cuppa together, I thought I would try a new blend... Continue Reading →

ANZAC Day

Today in Australia & New Zealand we remember & honor our brave men & women who came against the tyranny of evil in every war since the 1914 World War & whom gave their lives for the freedom we now enjoy... ANZAC = Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (all dept. of defence)   From... Continue Reading →

The gift of a Rose…

Gifts are wonderful things...They are practical symbols expressing the love, grace, fondness, affection, appreciation or gratitude of one to another. Welcome to our precious time together dear friend...Easter is always a special time for me for some very important reasons, some may surprise you... I have a new tea blend to try today Ginger, apple... Continue Reading →

Inner Narratives…

There are many fascinating narratives in the world about so many different topics...But there is one narrative that is continually being narrated... Welcome dear friend, I have a tray of delights ready for our tea time in the garden as we enjoy our beautiful autumn weather here in Australia. Our tea is an Indian Spice... Continue Reading →

Tea under the stars…

Welcome! Tonight we are going to have some fun, you see I love looking at the night sky! I love seeing this amazing universe that God has created with all its suns, planets, solar systems, moons, asteroids, meteors & galaxies... I thought we would have a hot cuppa under the stars together while making some... Continue Reading →

A Marathon?

Welcome to my abode! We are going to have a wonderful time so grab yourself a hot beverage, make yourself comfy & join me... I have a new tea blend to try today, it's a fruit tea with Passionfruit, Mango & Orange. My treat is a gf fruit bun, toasted, with real creamery butter melting... Continue Reading →

Empathy v Narcissism…

Today we are sitting by the water, it's a glorious sunny day in the first weeks of autumn here in Australia... The breeze is just beautiful, wafting that wondrous salt air in from the ocean... We are watching a flock of Australian Black Swans, called a bevy with their offspring called Cygnets, floating gracefully upon the... Continue Reading →

Traveling Grace road…

Grace is such a powerful word, in fact, I believe one of the most powerful words in the universe... Welcome to my Study where I like to be creative & also take time to be reflective, will you join me in a cuppa dear friend while we enjoy our time of reflection together... Today, I... Continue Reading →

I know the plans I have for you…

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection...Today we are traveling down memory lane...to the sunny tropics... For this journey I have prepared a mango flavored iced tea with a plate of delicious Lamingtons...which are bite size cubes of sponge cake dipped in a chocolate glaze & then rolled in coconut, in keeping with our... Continue Reading →

Retreat! Retreat!

Today we are having a mini retreat by retreating into a big comfy chair & putting our feet up...enjoying a large cup of our favorite beverage & munchies, mine is a mug of Earl Grey & a bowl of salted caramel popcorn! I need to just sit & have some time out...Don't you? Time out from... Continue Reading →

Grace in the unexpected…

Welcome, I'm honored that you have dropped by to share in our time of tea & reflection together! I thought today in the time of celebrating love, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon Grace... I have made some gf Apple & cinnamon pancakes with fresh mango slices, maple syrup & coconut yogurt... Continue Reading →

The unexpected emergency…

Welcome dear friend, I have a cup of my old favorite, Earl Grey tea, in hand because in times like this you reach for that comforting hot cuppa...Please Grab yourself your favorite cuppa & sit with me for awhile as I share the most unexpected & challenging situation my husband & I are still traveling... Continue Reading →

“What is your emergency…

...Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade?" the emergency service operator asked. "Ambulance please", I answered. "Please wait as I connect you...". "Hello, this is the Ambulance service, the patient's name please?" the operator asked. "My husband, Steve..." I answered. "Your full address please?" Address given... & "Is the patient breathing?" the ambulance service asked. "Yes he... Continue Reading →

Pause & Reflect…

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by! I have a lovely cuppa prepared for us with delicious treats. While we sit & reflect on pausing in what this actually means for our wellbeing. Today's tea is a Ginger & Lemongrass herbal blend with an assortment of nuts & dried fruits to nibble upon... Continue Reading →

Feeling alone…

Loneliness can be felt by any one of us, at any time & in the most surprising of settings... Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile as we reflect upon this strange emotion....while sipping our cuppas together... I have prepared a hot cup of Creme Brulee tea, which is absolutely delicious & have... Continue Reading →

Language of relationships…

Welcome! We are sitting down at the waterfront today...I have some iced tea with a platter of savory treats to share. There is a beautiful cool breeze & shaded area to sit under on this very hot Aussie summer's day, the Sailing Club are out on the bay in a race around the point &... Continue Reading →

Ages & stages…

Hi, we are celebrating my birthday this week, you're most welcome to join me in a time of reflection over a cuppa & birthday treat. Another decade has rolled over & a milestone has been reached, so I decided this birthday would differ in its celebration. Rather than family & friends joining me for a... Continue Reading →

Blogging celebrations!

It's anniversary time! You're welcome to join me in a delightful pot of tea & a scrumptious treat... Today we have a delicious gf Hazelnut Torte with layers of strawberry cream & a pot of French Earl Grey tea...as it's our anniversary week! Yes, Tea with Jennifer  is one year old! This website was launched 12... Continue Reading →

One on one time…

Welcome dear friend, today I thought we would share a very special one on one time that I experienced recently... It was my granddaughter Miss S' 15th birthday last week & I had organized with her Mama to take her on a special birthday surprise, just Miss S & I. After arriving at her home &... Continue Reading →

Peace on earth…really?

This is an interesting point to ponder, don't you think... Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special time of reflection together... Today we have a pot of a Christmas tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with a gf festive apricot shortbread... The tea is delightfully... Continue Reading →

High Tea at Christmas

Welcome dear friend, recently I attended a Christmas High Tea for Ladies, it was such a delightful time that I thought I would share the experience with you today... I had invited my old friend who I introduced in Heart matters!  to share in this time with me, as we both enjoy High teas. This event has... Continue Reading →

Christmas blues…

Welcome dear friend, today I have a particularly delicious tea & treat ready to share with you... The tea blend is called Turkish delight, a black tea flavored with Rose petals & vanilla. Our treat is a gf fruit mince shortbread bite. Both unusually morish & the combination of the two work beautifully together. At this... Continue Reading →

What does Mercy mean?

This question was asked on a program I was watching last night... Welcome dear friend, I hope you have your favorite beverage & tasty treat ready while you join me in a time of reflection... I have an apple & black tea blend & a warm gf sweet date scone with lashings of butter to... Continue Reading →

Heroism…

Hi, welcome dear friend, today we are looking at what constitutes a hero, you may be surprised at what that actually entails...I know I found it very interesting, refreshing & encouraging... I have a hot cup of Raspberry, strawberry & loganberry tea with a salted caramel nut slice for our treat. I thought we would... Continue Reading →

Flourishing when all seems lost…

Today we are going on a walk...a walk that revealed such amazing wisdom...we will have our regular cuppa & treat when we return...We amble down the boardwalk at the waterfront. This boardwalk winds through a coastal marshy reserve with native ferns, grasses, many beautiful species of Gums & a Koala habitat. The gums are in... Continue Reading →

Waiting in the meantime…

Welcome dear friend, so lovely to have you drop by...I have some Pikelets (mini pancakes) with strawberry jam & a dollop of cream for our treat. Have you noticed that waiting is one of the hardest things to do & can be one of the most frustrating to go through! So why is waiting so... Continue Reading →

Uniquely designed…One of a kind

Welcome dear friend, do you have your favorite beverage & delightful tasty treat ready? You do... I have a fruity tea blend of seasonal berries & my tasty treat is a small plate of delicious nuts, dried fruit & cheese. We are sitting under the blossoming lilac flowers of our Jacaranda tree today...the scent of... Continue Reading →

Challenging days…really!

Welcome dear friend! I have a delightful cuppa ready with a delicious treat for our time of reflection together...today we are traveling to scale the steep mountains in the Alps of Life's Challenges ... I know that every person that joins me here has days that are more challenging then others. Life has a habit... Continue Reading →

Leprosy community in Thailand…

Today we are going to travel back in time to share an encouraging & inspirational adventure that I feel very privileged to have experienced & I know you will find very inspiring... I have brewed an interesting tea blend for the occasion; Apple, green & black tea combination with a freshly baked Gf Date loaf... Continue Reading →

What do we do with Heartache…

It comes to us all...doesn't it... Welcome dear friend, it's time for us to sit & enjoy a cuppa, while we reflect upon some of the more difficult issues in life... Grab your favorite beverage & tidbit of deliciousness...I'm having a cup of Chai tea made with almond milk & a bliss ball made from... Continue Reading →

Knowing your body’s capacity…

Welcome, today we are doing something slightly different, I am going to share my professional & personal experience...to bring awareness to issues that many are living with... So grab your beverage of choice & a treat you love & sit with me, while I share the following & we reflect upon it together... If you... Continue Reading →

Having a whale of a time!

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by...You are most welcome to join me in a time of reflection, while we enjoy an old fashioned cuppa together.... I have an Apple & cinnamon tea blend for us to try today & gf Lemon glaze muffins, freshly baked for us, it is a beautiful... Continue Reading →

What makes you smile?

It's Springtime here in Australia, blossoms are blooming, Azaleas are in flower in a range of glorious colors & the scent of Jasmine, honey blossom & Gardenias are in the air... So today I have prepared a tea blend called Orange blossoms & ginger...our tasty treat is a Gf strawberry muffin made with homegrown strawberries,... Continue Reading →

Breathe…just breathe!

Welcome, it is time to slow down & sit for a while, to just breathe & enjoy a delightful beverage & treat while reflecting upon some poignant & inspiring challenges in life...   I have brewed a Caramel Orange tea blend for us, which was a gift from my daughter on her recent return from Japan...&... Continue Reading →

Tea party of Life…

Welcome to my abode, I have prepared a special tea just for the two of us today...I love having a special time around tea, it is so calming & refreshing... Shall we begin our time together, for those of you who prefer coffee I do have some interesting coffee blends on hand...vanilla,  salted caramel or... Continue Reading →

Flight delay, life delay…

My eldest daughter & I had enjoyed morning tea with a delicious Gf caramel nut slice at the airport café... Having arrived early for my scheduled flight home, after visiting with family who live interstate...we walked to the boarding gate where I could see our aircraft through the windows, I had an uneasy feeling about... Continue Reading →

My neighborhood…

G'day from wintery Australia! Today we are going to stop & smell the roses...meaning we are going to take time out from the busyness of life with all its  tensions, expectations & anxiety of performance...to enjoy a time of stillness, quietness & refreshing of the soul within the beauty that surrounds us... Let us begin our walk...but... Continue Reading →

Little Miss L

Hi, today we are passing through a door to a world of wonder, delight & amazement, come on in, I have been waiting for you to join us... I have prepared a mini Gf Apple cake with a dollop of Lf cream on the side, accompanied with an Australian afternoon tea which is a strong... Continue Reading →

The princess & the pea…

Welcome, lovely to have you drop by, please enjoy your choice of a cuppa & a treat of deliciousness as you linger while joining me in a time of sweet reflection today... The Princess & the Pea... My daughters had this endearing name for me between themselves from childhood....as I have always had muscle, scalp... Continue Reading →

A new lens needed!

Welcome! It's so lovely that you dropped by, I look so forward to your visit each week...I have the kettle boiling & a selection of teas, coffee & hot chocolate to choose from today... Our treat is a Gf Raspberry & Coconut slice & I have chosen an Australian afternoon tea blend for my cuppa.... Continue Reading →

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