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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Secret to Life

What we do when our lives have inexplicably changed is important, not just in the present situation but how we travel through the coming months & years... This is what we will be pondering today in our time of tea & reflection my friend, so grab a hot cuppa & get comfy. I'm sitting at... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures of Darkness

Hi, how are you going my friend? Are you feeling a little bit over the lock down, social distancing & isolation measures in this pandemic? Are you missing your family & friends? First let's grab our cuppas, treats & get settled for our time together...Now settled let's begin... Well, I can answer a resounding yes... Continue Reading →

The Elephant in the room

Welcome my friend, the sun is shining brightly today so we are having a little Easter party for two in our backyard, under our flourishing Jacaranda tree. The birds are chirping, the butterflies fluttering & all is well with the natural world...Come on in for a delightful time of tea, coffee, treats & our reflection... Continue Reading →

The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk...we are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together...adding to our physical activity for the week. As you may know, I have been trying to increase my physical activity...with... Continue Reading →

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

There's a freezing southerly gale blasting up from the Antarctic here today, in fact it has been blowing this way since yesterday & is also forecasted for tomorrow, without abating! We use these day terms to describe where we are in relation to time but there is a deeper nexus of time that often gets overlooked...This... 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 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 →

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... 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

Welcome dear friend, recently I attended a 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 become... 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... have brewed a Caramel Orange tea blend for us, which was a gift from my daughter on her recent return from Japan...& our... 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... 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... Childhood stories... My daughters had this endearing name for me between themselves from childhood after they had heard the story of the princess... 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 →

Eternal Rest

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… 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 Lf... 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 →

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