The Art of the WAIT

Welcome my friend to our time of tea & reflection together. Today we will be looking at that word WAIT, that has most of us break out in a sweat & find one of the hardest things to do. But today there's a twist, as all is not what it appears as there's an Art... Continue Reading →

Feeling lonely

Any one of us can feel lonely at any time & in the most surprising of places. Can't we? And at this time of the year, with celebrations & gatherings of families & friends all around us, can magnify the feeling of loneliness for many. Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile... Continue Reading →

The Dance of the Butterflies

Welcome! Today we'll enjoy our cuppa & reflection in the lovely Sunshine under our flowering Jacaranda. We have our favourite cuppa's in hand, mine is a Japanese black tea flavoured with apple. And we have some gf Carrot cake with delicious icing to accompany our cuppas. As we enjoy the warmth of our early Summer... Continue Reading →

A lightbulb moment!

Welcome my friend! I thought it was high time to give an update on this year's theme words. So grab a cuppa & get comfy because it's been quite a bumpy ride! If you join me here often then you know that for this year, two words had presented themselves to me. They were Ask... Continue Reading →

Helping Adolescents to grow

It's not easy being an adult, is it? And for most of us, it hasn't been an easy road to get here! Recently, I was chatting with four of our thirteen grandchildren who are presently going through adolescence. When I asked them how they were going, they all commented on how things are getting 'more complicated... Continue Reading →

Curious & curiouser!

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you're here for our time together. Grab yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair & get comfy. At the moment I'm having a real problem with dust! Yes dust! Not just any dust mind but powdery all pervading dust! I noticed it last week when I went out to... Continue Reading →

Behaviour that needs your attention!

Welcome my friend! It's so lovely to have you drop by, come we'll enjoy a cuppa & chat together. Today, I thought we would reflect upon a growing concern for many families around the globe including our own. This topic concerns family members who show slow or sudden signs of cognitive & behavioural changes. Recently I've... Continue Reading →

The Seasons of Life

I've found throughout my life that behind each season there's a valuable lesson. I'm not just talking about the four seasons but the seasons of life too. As you may be aware, it's Winter here in Australia at the moment which I always think is a 'season of waiting' but it's so much more! As... 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 →

Curious Behaviour

Welcome my friend! Come on in & join me in a cuppa while we chat about some rather puzzling Behaviour. Today I'm having a Sticky Date tea with a toasted sweet bun with raspberry jam & a dollop of cream. So delicious! What are you having? Setting the Scene Over the last six months we... 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 →

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 →

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. I have prepared a pot of coffee & a pot of Turkish delight tea not knowing your preference. Accompanied by gf... Continue Reading →

Are we addicted to Significance?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for our time of tea & reflection together. It has been raining here, the plants & ducks are loving it. Although, not all the birds are loving it as I saw a family of Kookaburras, perched on our clothes line, looking rather wet with punk featherdos. LoL! I've made... 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 →

Anxious Thoughts

Do you have anxious thoughts at times my friend? I think we all do! Today, we will reflect upon this very human emotion. But first let's get comfy with our cuppa's & treats. It's morning tea time here & I have a toasted slice of gf Date & coconut loaf with a cup of French... 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 →

Letting go of Resentment

Welcome my friend! We’re going to have to enjoy a lovely cuppa by the virtual waterfront today as we're in lock down here. The insidious, highly virulent Delta variant of CoVid has silently invaded our community & schools. Where it has now set it's sights on the younger generation! Our whole region has been sent... Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!

Shall we grab our cuppa's & get comfy for our time together my friend! As we're sitting enjoying our tea I'll tell you all about a journey hubby & I have been traveling lately. Sharing the good, the bad & the ugly of it. But first a little background If you join me here often... Continue Reading →

Unwrap Your Identity

Do you have trouble sleeping? I did the other night, so I started reading a book that has been on my bookshelf for the past twenty years. It has some wonderful wisdom that really jumped out at me which we'll explore today. I'm enjoying a Ginger & lemon herbal tea with a slice of toasted... Continue Reading →

Bursting the Bubble of Weariness

I need some time out... Don’t you? Time out from this crazy world with all its troubles! Time out from my own self imposed expectations, time out from the pressures of life, time out to just Pause & Reflect…  So today we're having a mini retreat by settling into a comfy chair, putting our feet... Continue Reading →

How to Emotionally Detox

Welcome my friend! We're going to enjoy a lovely cuppa by the waterfront today. My favorite place to sit & enjoy a moment of reflection.  We have our take away coffee's from the Cafè, our delicious treats from the bakery & have found a spot with a table & bench under the Gum trees overlooking... 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 →

The Power of Words!

Have you thought about just how powerful words can be? Today we will reflect upon this important topic & the power we all possess through our words, over a delightful cuppa together.  Our weather here has been a little crazy. We've had four seasons in one day today, this morning it was sunny & cold,... Continue Reading →

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