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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tree of life…

Hi, so glad you dropped by, it's lovely to have you here for our time together...have you got your favorite beverage & delicious treat ready....Are you in a comfy spot to relax, linger & reflect... Maple tea is my choice today, my daughter bought it back as a gift from a recent trip to Canada.... Continue Reading →

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