How to deal with Sadness

It's raining here again today, the long term weather forecast predicts that La Niña will give us another wet Spring & Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. I read somewhere that the term La Niña, which means 'little girl' in Spanish, was named for these prolonged wet weather periods because little girls cry. I'm not sure... Continue Reading →

Good Grief?

You may remember the exclamation "Good grief!", being used by Charlie Brown in the famous comic strip Peanuts. But apparently this sentiment can be found further back in time to the early 1900s in literature. Although, the origin goes back far earlier then we could imagine & we discover has a completely different meaning. Let's... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Energy Source

Welcome my friend, come on in for a cuppa & chat. There's a lot of discourse about sustainable energy resources at the moment. So today, I thought we would look at our personal energy source through Spoon Theory & how this relates to all of us. You may be scratching your head at this point... Continue Reading →

Word Wisdom

Welcome, I'm so glad you dropped by today! Recently, I read some articles by differing authors, that were of great concern. Their words were written in anger & directed towards the people who had caused them pain. Now, I'm fully aware of what pain & trauma can do, having lived through many a traumatic situation... Continue Reading →

What happens when Trust is Broken?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely cuppa. Today we're having a tea blend called Sticky Date Pudding with a gf Lavender shortbread. Both delicious! It's been very cold here on the East coast of Australia for the past week, so we're seated in my living room where it's warm & sunny. Now... Continue Reading →

When the journey ahead looks scary

Hi, come on in for a lovely time together over a cuppa. Today we will be exploring a popular post on brokenness & healing. I often find it interesting as to why certain topics are more popular then others. Don't you? But first let's grab our cuppa's & treats. Today we're having a tea blend... Continue Reading →

A new Phenomenon!

Have you noticed there's a new phenomenon upon us? Welcome my friend, we will be discussing this today as we sip our cuppa's, munch our treats & look at the beautiful view above. Don't you just want to dip your toes in that water! I'm having a chai tea with some little Date & Almond... Continue Reading →

It’s been one of those weeks…

Welcome my friend, I know I'm a little late this week but come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. I’m having one of those weeks, you know those weeks where everything seems not to go to plan. Where it doesn’t matter what you do or how hard you try, it just doesn’t go the way you thought... Continue Reading →

Why do I feel this way?

As I was watching a medical Documentry the other night, I asked myself the above question.. Because I found myself becoming sad & I wasn't quite sure why! After all I had seen many medical documentries before... Welcome my friend come sit with me for awhile, as today is a special day, I am so... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…

Welcome my friend! It's time to grab a cuppa, get comfy & reflect together. Have you ever had to let go of something that at the time you didn't really want to let go of? Maybe it was a career opportunity that in the end just wasn't good for your family life. Maybe it was... Continue Reading →

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 →

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