Women of Integrity

Welcome! Come on in for our time of tea & reflection together my friend. Today we're sitting indoors near the heater as it's still freezing here on the east coast of Australia. I thought we would have something a little different today, a coffee instead of tea with a gf chocolate covered Vienna Eclair to... Continue Reading →

A Woman of Great Courage!

Well hi! Come on in to enjoy a lovely cuppa & time together. It's absolutely freezing here down under with Antarctic blasts coming straight off the Polar ice! Brrr! I know our northern hemisphere friends are sweltering in heat which I must admit sounds pretty good at the moment! Well, wherever you are visiting from... Continue Reading →

Its Officially Obsolete!

Hi my friend! Come on in & I'll tell you all about my week. Maybe you can relate because its been one on those weeks! You know the one's where you have specific plans for the week. Then your week is completely turned upside down & interrupted with things you just didn't see coming. And... Continue Reading →

I love God’s sense of humor!

Welcome my friend! Did you know that God has a wonderful sense of humor? No?...well He does & today we'll be looking at some examples I've experienced. First let's grab our cuppa's with a little treat to sit back, relax & enjoy a laugh or two! I'm having a Bush tea blend made from our... Continue Reading →

A Word of Advice

Have you ever needed advice on an important issue in your life? I think we've all been there, haven't we! Come on in & join me in a delightful cuppa today. Grab yours, get comfy & let's begin. Many years ago I sought advice from a friend on an issue that was of great concern... Continue Reading →

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere!

Welcome my friend! At this time of the year Chocolate is seen everywhere here in Australia. There are chocolate eggs of all sizes, filled, unfilled, decorated & undecorated. There are chocolate bunnies, chickens, Bilbys, Platypie & the list goes on. So, I thought for our cuppa & reflection today we would explore this annual phenomenon.... Continue Reading →

Aliens Amongst Us…Really?

Have you noticed over the last few decades an increase in Scifi productions that have some really thought provoking concepts of eternity? Welcome my friend to our reflective time together over a cuppa. Today we have a blend called Jade Mountain with cocoa, toffee brittle pieces & mint tea! To accompany this delight we have... Continue Reading →

From here to Kingdom come!

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a time of tea & reflection together. Today I have a most unusual tea blend called Go Go Goa! It's a blend of black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, orange peel, pink pepper & other secret ingredients! Inspired by the tastes of Goa, India! And I have some... Continue Reading →

Who has the Power?

Hi, welcome my friend! I have a reflection for us to share today which I believe is rather timely but first let's grab our cuppa & treats to get comfy for our time together. Following on from my Tea's of the World adventure over Christmas. I'm enjoying a cup of Sticky date tea today accompanied... Continue Reading →

Feeling isolated this Christmas

Merry Christmas my friend! It's a very different Christmas time for us all around the world this year...Isn't it! Many won't be able to travel to see loved ones because of border closures. Many cities are locked down again & many will only have the members of their immediate household to celebrate Christmas.  While many... Continue Reading →

Comfort & Joy in 2020

Are you experiencing any comfort & joy in this 2020 Christmas season my friend? Or has it all become overwhelming with the year we've just had & trying to squelch those rising Festive Anxieties! In the strangeness of this very different 2020 season, I invite you to take a little breather & join me in a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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