A Writing Trip

Hi, come on in my friend for a cuppa & chat, you’re always welcome!

Today we’ll be looking at a trip that I’ve been on & I use that word in the following meaning;

Trip – a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.

But first let’s grab our cuppa’s & get comfy before we continue.

I’m having a Café Latte today with a slice of gf Date loaf, what’s yours?

When it all began 

My writing journey began when I was a child, I had many ‘pen pals’ who I continued to write to into adulthood.

I also loved Creative Writing at school, putting my imagination into words was an exciting exercise & one of my favourite subjects.

However, it was my younger sister who was the first to encourage me to write as an author, she felt that my unique experience needed to be shared with others.

Over the intervening years since that unique experience, which had taken me to different lands & different cultures to share verbally, I had not written it down.

My journey as an author actually began in 2004 after the death of my late husband to Brain cancer with my first book being published in 2007 on the process of grief.

A decade later I felt it was time to share my unique experience, that my sister had encouraged all those years beforehand, in a Vinaigrette which was published in 2017.

You can read a free copy in The Reading Nook

But the most joy I’ve received on this writing journey has been from blogging!

In writing to meet with you here my friend.

Did you know that you are a wonderful blessing?

No? Well you are!


Because I get to converse with you over a cuppa & reflection! What a joy this is!

I love getting to know you as we meet here & interact together.

unrecognizable black woman messaging on phone at cafe

A stumble in the Journey 

But there has been a little trip up (stumble) recently in this writing journey of mine.

Earlier this year my Digital tablet died, so I had been using my Smart phone with it’s inbuilt keyboard to write.

Unfortunately, this has given me a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which I need to rest for awhile.

I’m presently writing this post with my other hand which is slow & laborious.

But I think it’s important for us to keep meeting, so I’ll endeavour to be here each week during this period of recuperation.

Until next time,


 You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook


in Prayer

© 2022 Jennifer M. Ross, teawithjennifer.blog All Rights Reserved. Photo by Anete Lusina on Pexels.com 

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  1. Thanks for sharing your journey, Jennifer! I’m sad to hear of the bumps in the road, but I’m thankful for your ongoing recovery. I began writing two years ago when I retired from teaching. The blogging community is a kind writer’s community.

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    1. Thank you! I too have found that the blogging community is a kind & encouraging community Lisa.
      It’s such a blessing that as writers we can meet together here in this cyber space from across the globe. 😊


  2. Ahhh, Jennifer, I’m so sorry about your injury! Take care of yourself. I’m saying some prayers for you. I didn’t know you’d published a couple of books. Congratulations on that. 🙂 I enjoy your blogs, and I’ll look forward to reading as you’re able to write.

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your injury! I hope ad pray it heals soon.

    I had two pen pals in elementary school–I had forgotten about them til you mentioned yours. My earliest writing experiences were letters to my grandmother. I have sweet memories of getting letters from her in the mail and thinking of what to tell her.

    I have also been so blessed by blogging and the dear people I have come to know through it.

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  4. Jennifer,
    Greetings via Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop. Thanks for the writing tip.

    Yes. We connect as bloggers with our audiences, forging indomitable relationships.

    Get well soon. There’s nothing as frustrating as a gadget failing and in turn interfering with routine .

    However, we know all things work together for our good.


    H E

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    1. Thank you Hazlo Emma, how lovely to meet you! I’m delighted you dropped in today!

      Yes, I agree ‘all things work together for good for those who love the Lord.’
      Shalom to you too my friend. 😊


  5. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that. I had to take a pretty long (intermittent) blogging break within the last couple of years because I was getting tennis elbow from using my laptop on my lap and not sitting properly at a desk. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

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