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 →

Alone in the Wilderness?

Welcome! Come on in & join me on an exciting adventure to the most beautiful mountain top experience. I have packed our backpacks with all the essentials for our trek. Of course tea & treats were top of the list! I love an adventure, don't you! I have enjoyed trekking through some of our beautiful... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Looking Beyond

Welcome dear friend, I thought I'd take you on a walk through the nature of birds today. Hubby & I were strolling along the waterfront the other day, when we witnessed some interesting bird behavior that I knew I just had to share with you! So grab your cuppa, get comfy & join me in... 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 →

Random Fun!

Today, we're going to have some fun! Over the last few months we've had some pretty tough times with CoVid, as well as reflecting upon some rather challenging & thought provoking topics. Thus, I'm in need of a little fun, as I'm sure you are at the moment! Traveling Fun As we can't travel over... 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 →

A Burden of Guilt & Shame

Welcome my friend! I'm truly delighted you have joined me here today! We are going to have such a lovely time together over a cuppa. We are sitting in the warmth of my living room on this cold winter's day here in Australia with mugs of Creme Brulee tea & freshly baked gf Apple cinnamon... 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 →

Through the Looking Glass

Have you ever thought what you would say to your younger self if you could go back in time? Time travel has always been an interesting concept hasn't it. We have many examples in movies & in Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice through the looking Glass. My family & I have our own chat group on... Continue Reading →

Mutual Respect

We are having a cuppa with a difference today,  we are traveling to the harbor front, not far from my little village to meet with an old friend, as its the half way point between our homes. When we arrive my friend is waiting at the prearranged spot. We're having a picnic today. We find... 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 →

Chasing Squirrels

Hi ya! Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace dear friend, how are you going today? This space is for a time of quiet reflection, a time for us to have a much needed break from the stress of life, together over a cuppa... I have a lovely tray set with tea, coffee & treats... Continue Reading →

Brave New World

Hi, are you feeling a tad overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, fearful or finding yourself in tears lately? Or maybe you feel traumatized & emotionally depleted in having to live so courageously through this pandemic & facing the new world. Today we are traveling on the second stage of our journey, we had the first stage last... 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 →

We Shall Honor Them

Welcome my friend, grab your cuppa & get comfy for our time of tea & reflection together. Today we are reflecting upon the victory that will be won! While honoring the brave men & women who are demonstrating amazing courage & fortitude in this battle to keep us protected against an enemy that seeks to... 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 →

“For such a time as this…”

This statement has been said to me a few times over the last few weeks, I've also read it on blogs & I have used it in conversation... But have you ever wondered what it actually means & where it originated? Today as I sit in social isolation, measures of Stage 3 of Australia's fight... Continue Reading →

Bee kindness

Have you ever stood & watched a Bee shopping for nectar? Really observed what she does, how she chooses just the right flower? You may be surprised at the wisdom of what you observe & the lesson for us all...as I did this morning! Welcome my friend, come on in & join me... let's have... Continue Reading →

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