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 spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with gf apricot shortbread... The tea is delightfully aromatic &... 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 →

Fire Storm

Welcome dear friend, we are going to have such a lovely time of tea & reflection today, I'm excited to share some amazing events from this past week... I have a Japanese Apricot Rose tea for us, a gift from my granddaughter Miss S on her recent trip to Japan & Gf Lemon tarts with... 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 →

Only one earth life…

Hello & welcome, I have been waiting with excitement to share our time together today... I have made Gf carrot cup cakes with cream cheese frosting & brewed a new Morning black tea blend, grown & refined here in Australia. The cup cakes are so moist & delicious, with the frosting so creamy & tasty!... Continue Reading →

Dreams….

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by today, welcome, I have a cozy place for us to sit, relax & chat with a cuppa as its our winter here in Australia & it's particularly freezing at the moment... I have prepared some gluten free mini cinnamon rolls with glacé dipping sauce for... Continue Reading →

Storms & life…

Welcome, we are having a different tea & reflection time together today, it has been raining here for three weeks now with some mighty powerful storms passing through, with only three days of sunshine in between. I have a Gf Apple Strudel cake with homemade lemon butter ready.... with a cup of How we deal with... Continue Reading →

Digging for treasure…

It's cold here today, the breeze is particularly chilly, so we are having our time together in the warmth of my lounge room... I have a different blend for us today...Cranberry & Pomegranate tea, delicious served either hot or iced...our treat is a Gf fig & almond biscotti... Now we are seated in the warmth... Continue Reading →

Penang, Pearl of the Orient

We are going on a trip down memory lane today...I'm so excited that you are joining me in this time of reflection together over a cuppa... I thought we would have a tea that was introduced to me when I lived in Penang...a fragrant Oolong tea & our treat is a local specialty...a crisp sweet... Continue Reading →

Eternity

Welcome dear friend, we are going to have such a wonderful time today, I have already prepared a tray with cups, sugar & milk for us...our treats are waiting... I thought as its such a beautiful sunny autumn day we would sit under our front pergola watching the birds who come & visit our garden... Continue Reading →

Relationships

Welcome dear friend, we are sitting in the warmth of our Autumn sun today...under our flourishing Jacaranda tree introduced in Tree of life… I have an interesting tea blend called Prince of Wales for us to try & I have baked a Gf Earl Grey tea Date loaf...sliced, still warm & spread with lashings of real... Continue Reading →

Tea on the 77th Floor…

What an amazing view from up here...welcome dear friend, today I am sharing a special adventure I had with my daughter not too long ago... I have prepared a lovely hot cuppa for us, depending on what you prefer tea, coffee or maybe a hot chocolate, I have them all...with some Gf cinnamon toast, as... Continue Reading →

Mothering…

Mother's day is this Sunday here in Australia, so come & join me in a tea party, I do have coffee & other refreshments...if tea isn't your forte... Today is open to all whom have taken on the role of mothering a child at anytime in their lives... I would like to share a poem... Continue Reading →

Listening…

"Are you still there?" asked the voice on the other end...our mobile signal here at home is poor & intermittent...but this wasn't the issue...."yes I am still here, I was listening to what you were saying" I replied....."Oh, I thought we had lost the signal" said the voice... Today I am having a cup of... Continue Reading →

Home sweet home

I heard what I thought was a knock at the front door, I opened it...sitting on the mat before me....is my big Russian Blue cross, Bobbie...& my work Australian Kelpie Polly... How lovely to have you drop by for our time of tea & reflection together...I am reminiscing today... We have traveled back to 2002, I... Continue Reading →

Mama Guilt…

A Mama malady of our time is the topic of reflection today...It is so lovely to have you here...shall we begin our time together... I have prepared a special tray just for us, it has vintage cups, tiny sugar bowl, milk jug & freshly baked Gf scones with homemade strawberry jam for our treat. We... Continue Reading →

Mending brokenness

Today I am brewing an interesting blend called Russian Caravan tea...welcome dear friend, how lovely to have you drop by...it is just about ready...come let us begin our time together... I have some delicious gf Macadamia shortbread to accompany this tea blend. I was introduced to this tea many years ago...it isn't readily available in... Continue Reading →

Views…

Today we are journeying down memory lane to share some special times together... I have brewed a strawberry tea & today's treat my own homemade Gf banana muffin, warmed & spread with lashings of Lf butter which is slowly melting upon its deliciousness... On sipping the tea, it is a refreshingly sweet peppery blend which... Continue Reading →

French tea time…

Bonjour! It is lovely to have you drop by, let us begin our time of tea & reflection together... This particular blend was given to me as a Mother's day gift. It is Earl Grey blended with lavender & rose petals. As I place the tea into the glass infuser which fits snuggly into it's... Continue Reading →

Tea on a Mountain

All was hushed, there almost seemed to be a sacred expectancy in those who were present... Welcome  to our time of tea & reflection together... As we waited, with the cold creeping into our bones & the deafening quietness of our surroundings, all feeling weary from the two hour hike in the predawn darkness but... Continue Reading →

Heart matters!

We are having tea with a difference today, I have been able to travel to the ferry terminal, not far from my little village, to cross the Harbour to a quaint Italian Cafè to meet with an old friend. These outings are particularly precious these days... My friend is waiting...we order a Chai tea Latte... Continue Reading →

Blueberry tea & travel…

Welcome dear friend, it is so lovely to have you drop by for our time of reflection... Blueberries, flavouring black Ceylon tea is my choice today, taken with a Macadamia & honey bar as my treat of deliciousness. Blueberries are great boosters to our immune system & make this particular tea blend very satisfying &... Continue Reading →

Ginger tea & time…

How lovely to have you drop by, shall we begin our time of reflection together... The aroma of ginger triggers pleasant memories of a time with my father in childhood. When I was 5 years old he taught me how to tell the time with a toy clock that had movable hands. Each night after... Continue Reading →

Seasons & generations…

How lovely to have you here for a time of quiet reflection...have you got your beverage & tasty treat...you do, let us begin.... The main ingredients for my tea blend today are rather unusual; Hibiscus, Apple pieces & Cranberries. I was introduced to this tea last month, a small pack was included in a birthday... Continue Reading →

Emotional processes…

Welcome, today is a special day for reflection, I am so glad you dropped by for our time of sharing together... I have been given a beautiful gift, by my daughter, personally carried all the way from the Palace of Versailles in France. It is a tea dedicated & blended in Marie Antoinette's honor, Queen... Continue Reading →

Iced Wine tea & expectations…

As I opened the package labeled "Iced Wine tea" the most beautiful aroma filled the air. I was curious & excited, I hadn't known there was such a tea available, the instructions indicated it could be enjoyed hot or iced, once brewed. The aroma & name of this tea had my expectations rather high for... Continue Reading →

Tea by the sea…

Welcome, we are sitting overlooking azure waters of the bay today, the sun is shinning, the birds are chirping & the waves are gently lapping the shore, let us begin our time of reflection... I have brewed my all time favorite tea blend, Earl Grey. A black tea with bergamot added, a leafy herb that... Continue Reading →

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