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 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... 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 →

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… 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'm 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 our... Continue Reading →

Different Views…

Today we are journeying down memory lane...I have brewed a strawberry tea & today's treat is my homemade Gf banana muffin, warmed & spread with lashings of Lf butter which is slowly melting upon its deliciousness... Hearts Full of Joy & Gladness Several years ago my youngest daughter invited me for afternoon tea on Mother's... Continue Reading →

French tea time…

Bonjour! It is lovely to have you drop by, let's begin our time of tea & reflection together... This particular blend I'm brewing today was given to me as a Mother's day gift. It is Earl Grey blended with lavender & rose petals. As I sip this very tasty blend, the taste & aroma instantly... 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 →

Life Journeys…

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 →

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