Are you a Paradox?

It's time to celebrate International Women's Day & hopefully this time of tea & reflection will inspire you to encourage all the amazing women in your life, both young & old. Recently, I've had the joy of having my eldest granddaughter visit, a beautiful strong young woman (yes, I am bias! Lol!). We hadn't seen... Continue Reading →

In my Summer Garden

Hi! Welcome my friend, I thought for our time together today we would sit in my Summer Garden, so we can enjoy its warmth & delight. However, before we sit & enjoy our cuppa's I'll take you on a little tour around my garden to show you what's flowering at the moment. Our Bromeliad's have... 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 →

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 →

Tea in the Vineyards

Come & join me for a cuppa in the vineyards my friend. A few hours drive from here we have a region that is well known for its wine making & great cafés. While driving to our destination we pass vineyard after vineyard, as far as the eye can see there are rows & rows... 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 →

Hidden Treasures of Darkness revealed

Welcome my friend! Today is a sunny day here in Australia but it's a little chilly out, so we are indoors. Listening to the gentle strumming of a guitar playing in the background as we have our time together. We're enjoying some Aussie treats called Pikelets topped with Strawberry jam & cream. With a blend... 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 →

Feeling Melancholy?

In this crazy pandemic time of global upheaval, feeling a little melancholy would not seem inappropriate.   So, I thought I'd share today that I am feeling a little melancholy at the moment which is kind of rare for me... I'm normally a glass half full kinda gal...Always looking at the positive side of life. I'll... 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 →

No Emotional Cues

Welcome! Come on in my friend & we'll have a lovely cuppa together. It has been blowing an absolute gale here for days. The weather bureau has called it a blob from the antarctic, it has snow falling where snow normally doesn't fall on the east coast of Australia. So a hot cuppa, freshly baked... Continue Reading →

Going Against the Flow

Hi ya! Welcome friend to my little corner of cyberspace where we enjoy a hot cuppa while pondering & reflecting upon all things in life. Today I thought we would have our time sitting in my sunny dining room overlooking our front garden, as its still wintery cold & windy here. My Sydney Rock orchids... 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 →

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 →

Oh, Happy Days!

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a delightful cuppa together over a chat & time of reflection. I have some great news to tell you today which I'm excited & ever so grateful for... But before we get into that, let's get our cuppa's organized! Today I'm having a cup of Aussie Bush Raspberry... 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 →

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 →

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Recently while having a chat with friends over a cuppa, the topic of temperament & personality profiling arose... Then this morning I read an article on another creative format for personality profiling that has become popular in recent times. Personality & temperament profiling have been around since Hippocrates (2500 years) equated his observations of certain... Continue Reading →

Release & Rest

Welcome my friend! It has been a bit intense around here with the constant threat of Fire in this State of Emergency...as you can imagine! So, I'm taking us on a slight diversion away from the tension & devastation...on a relaxing walk... Walking this morning along the waterfront of My neighborhood… in the hazy smoky... Continue Reading →

Sunsets on 2019

Hi, did you have a blessed Christmas my friend? After sharing my thoughts in Winds of Apprehension... I came to a decision on the day...to divide our time between the waterfront & our home, so we had our family Christmas Eve picnic dinner at the waterfront then we all came back & had dessert at our... Continue Reading →

Festive Anxieties…

Hi ya & welcome! So lovely having you drop by! Come on in for a refreshing time over a hot cuppa. I have a blend of my own unique French Lady Grey tea in my favorite blue & white China cup today. And on my new lifestyle diet, a small treat of dried apricots, flaked... Continue Reading →

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