Continuing the Art of Slow

Today I thought we would continue that wonderful experience of The Art of the Slow. A great deal has happened in our family over this past week, one being the death of a dear loved One & nine of our family members contracting CoVid. But at the moment I just need to be intentionally slow & thought... Continue Reading →

Feeling broken this season?

Is the festive atmosphere painful rather then joyous my friend? I understand, I really do! You're welcome to come sit with me for awhile for a lovely cuppa as we share our heart's together. Today is what we call Boxing Day (the day after Christmas day) so I have prepared a pot of coffee &... Continue Reading →

Is Gratitude a Platitude?

Welcome, I'm delighted that you have dropped by to share our time together! I thought in this season of being thankful in many parts of the World, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon whether Gratitude has become a platitude or not! I have made a gf Apple & blueberry loaf with a... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Joy

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely Devonshire Tea. For today is a special celebration! I have baked homemade scones, have a pot of strawberry conserve & whipped the cream into snowy peaks for us. Take a seat & I'll pour you a cup of tea or coffee, your choice, as I have... Continue Reading →

Nanny, what’s Heaven like?

This is a question that each of my grandchildren have asked me when they reach that inquisitive age about life after death (around ten years of age). And their Mama's have told them that I once visited Heaven something they immediately want to hear for themselves. Heaven has come very near in recent weeks, with... Continue Reading →

Heeding Wise Advice

Hi, welcome my friend! We are doing something a little different today. Have you ever given wise advice to others but not necessarily listened to it yourself? Me too! But today I'm changing that by taking my own professional advice in being kind to myself with a little time out. Over the past few weeks... Continue Reading →

Heartwrenching news…

It comes to us all…doesn’t it… Welcome dear friend, it’s time for us to sit & have a cuppa, while we reflect upon some of the more difficult issues in life… Grab your favorite beverage & treat. Heartbreak Heartache, heartwrenching, sadness of heart or heart brokenness are all sadly a part of life on planet... Continue Reading →

Being Brave in a New World

In today's world we have a great deal of unexpected Change! Especially in a world dealing with CoVid & it's ever evolving variants. Let alone living through the seasons of life. Today we will look at different ways of coping with unexpected life change. But first grab yourself a cuppa, get comfy & we'll begin...... Continue Reading →

It’s Travel Time!

Welcome my friend! Today we are traveling to far off places. We're going to have our time of tea & reflection at a destination or two that you choose below. So sit back & relax as we begin our armchair travels. Most Popular Destinations Recently I took a look at my website statistics to see... Continue Reading →

Are you, your own worst enemy?

Welcome, come on in for a cuppa! As I write this it's a beautiful autumn day here on the east coast of Australia. We have some tiny finches flitting about in our Jacaranda tree chatting to each other, as we sit in my back garden with the sun shinning upon us. You may notice my... Continue Reading →

Digital Joy & Frustration!

Hi there! Come on in for our time together, I have our tray laid out & today we're sitting in the warm autumn sunshine. The birds are chirping, a slight breeze is blowing which is a touch on the chilly side but countered by the warm sun. I have Double Choc brownies with fresh strawberries... Continue Reading →

Forgiving the Unthinkable

For our time together, I have an interesting tea blend for us called Pumping Pomegranate, it contains the tastes found in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul; hibiscus, rosehip, spices, apple & elderberries. We are going to reflect upon a difficult but essential topic as we sip this interesting blend today. I thought in keeping with the... Continue Reading →

The Involuntary Smile

I haven't quite completed the next leg of our exegetical journey into the Lord's prayer. So this week we will celebrate my third blogging anniversary! I know, can you believe it's been three years of enjoying our weekly cuppas together! Truly a delightful miracle of God, especially in this time of chronic health issues. Praise... Continue Reading →

The last, I love you!

If you joined me here last week then you know that I shared,  Receiving that phone call we all dread! As I became physically stronger over the proceeding days I knew I had to seize the window of opportunity to travel, to see & be with my loved ones at this critical time. My dear... Continue Reading →

The truth behind the mask…

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a time of reflection over a cuppa together. Have you ever wanted to right an injustice that you or another has suffered? Recently, I had a conversation with a group of ladies about injustices suffered at the hands of others. Then that night a program caught my attention... Continue Reading →

Traveling Time

Have you ever noticed that at times the present is past & the past present? I know this sounds like an existentialist statement or a conjecture on Sci Fi time travel. But we all face these anomalies in our lives & so today we will be going on the first stage in an exploration of... Continue Reading →

Brave & Courageous

As we sat eating dinner, the news broadcast was on in the background, we like to keep updated with what's happening here in Australia with many fires still burning. The announcer was saying that three courageous men had been killed in an aircraft accident, the men fighting our fires. Hubby & I stopped eating &... Continue Reading →

Peace amidst the chaos…

Welcome dear friend, grab yourself a cuppa so we can spend this time together over a comforting hot beverage. We are going to reflect upon a very important issue today... Our beautiful Jacaranda which I featured in the Tree of life… is dropping seed pods at the moment. Most landing on the ground wide open... Continue Reading →

Life after Trauma

Hi, I thought we would reflect upon this important topic today as it has some interesting facts for us to contemplate. Especially for those of us who have experienced life changing traumatic events. First, let's get our cuppa organized...today I thought a Japanese Apple blossom tea sounded exciting & as an accompaniment a yummy Coconut... Continue Reading →

“What is your emergency…

...Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade?" the emergency service operator asked. "Ambulance please", I answered. "Please wait as I connect you...". "Hello, this is the Ambulance service, the patient's name please?" the operator asked. "My husband, Steve..." I answered. "Your full address please?" Address given... & "Is the patient breathing?" the ambulance service asked. "Yes he... 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... Today I have prepared a tea blend called Orange blossoms & ginger...our tasty treat is a Gf strawberry muffin made with homegrown strawberries, freshly... Continue Reading →

Eternity & Beyond!

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 →

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 →

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