Stop! I need to pull over!

It has been a huge year for everyone, hasn't it! I'm sure many of us are feeling worn out, I know I am! Many of us are mentally, physically & emotionally exhausted from 2020. We may have even arrived at the place where we feel we have nothing left to give! And it doesn't matter how... Continue Reading →

The last, I love you!

If you joined me here last week then you know that I shared,  Receiving that phone call we all dread! As I became physically stronger over the proceeding days I knew I had to seize the window of opportunity to travel, to see & be with my loved ones at this critical time. My dear... Continue Reading →

Tea in the Vineyards

Come & join me for a cuppa in the vineyards my friend. A few hours drive from here we have a region that is well known for its wine making & great cafés. While driving to our destination we pass vineyard after vineyard, as far as the eye can see there are rows & rows... Continue Reading →

What’s your Raison d’etre?

This french term popped into my head today as I was pondering what reflection we were going to share this week. No, I'm not French nor do I speak the language fluently, I only have a little high school French learnt many, many moons ago. So let's explore the meaning of this term & discover... Continue Reading →

Looking Beyond

Welcome dear friend, I thought I'd take you on a walk through the nature of birds today. Hubby & I were strolling along the waterfront the other day, when we witnessed some interesting bird behavior that I knew I just had to share with you! So grab your cuppa, get comfy & join me in... Continue Reading →

Are you struggling my friend?

Welcome dear friend! Come on in for a time of reflection while we enjoy a cuppa & treat together. Today I'm having coffee! I take mine at quarter strength, Café Latte style. How about you? And we are enjoying a gf donut! Yes, they come in gluten free! Coffee & donuts always make a delicious... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures of Darkness revealed

Welcome my friend! Today is a sunny day here in Australia but it's a little chilly out, so we are indoors. Listening to the gentle strumming of a guitar playing in the background as we have our time together. We're enjoying some Aussie treats called Pikelets topped with Strawberry jam & cream. With a blend... Continue Reading →

Feeling Crabby?

Welcome my friend! It's time for our tea & reflection together. Let's grab our cuppa's, treats & get comfy to ponder & reflect awhile. My blend today is Lemon & ginger tea with a delicious gf Brownie. Today As it's such a beautiful spring day, I decided to have a mid morning break with a... Continue Reading →

Feeling Melancholy?

In this crazy pandemic time of global upheaval, feeling a little melancholy would not seem inappropriate.   So, I thought I'd share today that I am feeling a little melancholy at the moment which is kind of rare for me... I'm normally a glass half full kinda gal...Always looking at the positive side of life. I'll... Continue Reading →

The Fruit of the Vine

Welcome! Grab yourself a hot cuppa & pull up a chair as  it's time for our reflection together. I've had a rather busy week, finalizing my continuing professional development for this year.  And my eldest granddaughter turned 21! But sadly we couldn't meet up for her big birthday, as we live in different states &... Continue Reading →

Lessons in Season

The blossoms have appeared in the land & the heady fragrance of our flowering Sydney rock orchid is wafting through our home with every breath of air.  Spring has arrived on the east coast of Australia! Welcome my friend, it's time for a delightful cuppa together while we reflect upon personal victories won over this... Continue Reading →

No Emotional Cues

Welcome! Come on in my friend & we'll have a lovely cuppa together. It has been blowing an absolute gale here for days. The weather bureau has called it a blob from the antarctic, it has snow falling where snow normally doesn't fall on the east coast of Australia. So a hot cuppa, freshly baked... Continue Reading →

Going Against the Flow

Hi ya! Welcome friend to my little corner of cyberspace where we enjoy a hot cuppa while pondering & reflecting upon all things in life. Today I thought we would have our time sitting in my sunny dining room overlooking our front garden, as its still wintery cold & windy here. My Sydney Rock orchids... Continue Reading →

Random Fun!

Today, we're going to have some fun! Over the last few months we've had some pretty tough times with CoVid, as well as reflecting upon some rather challenging & thought provoking topics. Thus, I'm in need of a little fun, as I'm sure you are at the moment! Traveling Fun As we can't travel over... Continue Reading →

The truth behind the mask…

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a time of reflection over a cuppa together. Have you ever wanted to right an injustice that you or another has suffered? Recently, I had a conversation with a group of ladies about injustices suffered at the hands of others. Then that night a program caught my attention... Continue Reading →

A Burden of Guilt & Shame

Welcome my friend! I'm truly delighted you have joined me here today! We are going to have such a lovely time together over a cuppa. We are sitting in the warmth of my living room on this cold winter's day here in Australia with mugs of Creme Brulee tea & freshly baked gf Apple cinnamon... Continue Reading →

A living Kintsugi

Today I'm brewing an interesting blend called Cherry blossom tea, I'm using my favorite mug for this time...welcome dear friend, how lovely to have you drop by! Grab your own favorite mug & beverage for our cuppa together, get comfy & we'll begin... Have you noticed that many people are doing it really tough at... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Mindscapes

Hi welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together while we reflect upon how we are fairing. Maybe we're a little weary & frazzled at the moment with the dark clouds of CoVid hanging over us. I was watching a travel documentary the other day, I love armchair traveling... perfect for... Continue Reading →

Wisdom for a crazy time

Today we are going on a walk...One that we enjoyed a few years ago but one I thought we would stroll through anew for this season.As each season is so different in nature revealing new lessons in each. And we need wisdom for this craziest of times, for we are experiencing a second wave of... Continue Reading →

Through the Looking Glass

Have you ever thought what you would say to your younger self if you could go back in time? Time travel has always been an interesting concept hasn't it. We have many examples in movies & in Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice through the looking Glass. My family & I have our own chat group on... Continue Reading →

Mutual Respect

We are having a cuppa with a difference today,  we are traveling to the harbor front, not far from my little village to meet with an old friend, as its the half way point between our homes. When we arrive my friend is waiting at the prearranged spot. We're having a picnic today. We find... Continue Reading →

Oh, Happy Days!

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a delightful cuppa together over a chat & time of reflection. I have some great news to tell you today which I'm excited & ever so grateful for... But before we get into that, let's get our cuppa's organized! Today I'm having a cup of Aussie Bush Raspberry... Continue Reading →

I have a Dream!

Hi, welcome my friend! Do you have a dream? We all do don't we...Some are dreaming of a time when they can meet up with family with hugs & kisses, after this pandemic threat has passed. In this time of major global upheaval & while the world's media attention is focused upon social injustice...we need to... Continue Reading →

Chasing Squirrels

Hi ya! Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace dear friend, how are you going today? This space is for a time of quiet reflection, a time for us to have a much needed break from the stress of life, together over a cuppa... I have a lovely tray set with tea, coffee & treats... Continue Reading →

Brave New World

Hi, are you feeling a tad overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, fearful or finding yourself in tears lately? Or maybe you feel traumatized & emotionally depleted in having to live so courageously through this pandemic & facing the new world. Today we are traveling on the second stage of our journey, we had the first stage last... Continue Reading →

Traveling Time

Have you ever noticed that at times the present is past & the past present? I know this sounds like an existentialist statement or a conjecture on Sci Fi time travel. But we all face these anomalies in our lives & so today we will be going on the first stage in an exploration of... Continue Reading →

Running In Her Shoes

Welcome! Come on in my dear friend, join me in our time of reflection together... This month seems to have a convergence of quite a few important events, so I thought it would be great to reflect upon these over the next few posts. Today we have two such events... First, let's get our cuppa's... Continue Reading →

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