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 →

The Love Step

Welcome my friend, we are going to be reflecting upon love today with a twist...Let's grab our cuppas first & get comfy, I have a Russian Caravan tea blend, I really enjoy its fresh ricey flavor. What's yours? Walking in step... Yesterday as hubby & I were walking along the waterfront, hand in hand as... Continue Reading →

Love & Romance

As I opened the package of a new tea blend the most beautiful aroma filled the air. I was excited, as the aroma of this tea had my expectations very high for a delightful tea adventure. Welcome to our time of reflection together my friend... Shall I set the scene... It's a hot summer's day,... 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 →

Dancing in the rain!

Yes, we have rain, glorious rain! How amazing the power of prayer is & more amazing the One who opened His storehouse to send it to us! The following was written a few days before this refreshing rainfall arrived. Where have all the wildflowers gone... A song came to mind today for some reason along... 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 →

Gifts For You

Merry Christmas! It's the season for giving so I thought the following were perfect gifts for you my friend! These are to relax with now or anytime during the holidays... I would like to introduce you to some amazing & talented writers in the blogging community...Their stories of personal resilience, passion & experience are great... Continue Reading →

Winds of Apprehension

As I was waiting near the waterfront the other day for hubby to pick me up, a sudden gust of wind nearly knocked me off my feet in its gale force strength! Interestingly, two gusts were blowing from opposing directions, first there was the nor westerly & then there was the southerly wind...One hot the... Continue Reading →

Freedom of Gratitude!

Welcome my friend! Have you noticed that when we are truly grateful for things in  life we experience a certain release from negative thoughts & emotions! There's an awakening to the positive delights that surround us as the negative aspects in our life fade into the background...There's a reason for this... This is our topic... Continue Reading →

Festive Anxieties…

Hi ya & welcome! So lovely having you drop by! Come on in for a refreshing time over a hot cuppa. Today its rather warm here on the east coast of Australia & smokey! The bush fires have been horrendous this Spring, sadly precious lives have been lost, 500 homes consumed & 1.7 million hectares... Continue Reading →

Ladies & Gentlemen!

There's nothing that grabs my attention more then a gentleman! I love doors being held open for me, a seat offered on a bus or train & courteous gestures of chivalry! You see I love being treated like a lady!  I so admire the courage, thoughtfulness & the self sacrifice of the men who gift these... Continue Reading →

A Sobering Question!

I was driving along the other day on a little circuit I like to do which takes me along the waterfront traveling past the various waterways of our coastal wonderland. I find it rejuvenating to see the ever changing seascapes of the area. This particular day the king tide was at its full height &... Continue Reading →

“They’ve got my back!”

Hi ya! Come on in we are going to have a delightful time together with a cuppa in hand...Today we are reflecting upon perceptions & expectations in relationships! I can't tell you how many times I've heard the above statement, "They've got my back!" which always concerns me...as a certain dynamic is at play here...... Continue Reading →

Emotional contagions!

Hi ya, welcome to my abode dear friend, I have a lovely cuppa & treat ready for our time together. Our topic for today's reflection is Other's emotions that can become extremely contagious... It has been raining & cold here for days so the best spot for our reflection is indoors, we have moved our... Continue Reading →

I feel judged…

Hi! How lovely of you to drop by... The above statement is voiced by most of us at some time in our lives...which sparks rather passionate reactions from all quarters, so I thought we would explore this controversial but not so modern issue in our time of reflection today... I have my cuppa ready, do... Continue Reading →

Empathy v Narcissism…

Today we are sitting by the water, it's a glorious sunny day in the first weeks of autumn here in Australia... The breeze is just beautiful, wafting that wondrous salt air in from the ocean... We are watching a flock of Australian Black Swans, called a bevy with their offspring called Cygnets, floating gracefully upon the... 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 →

Feeling alone…

Loneliness can be felt by any one of us, at any time & in the most surprising of settings... Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile as we reflect upon this strange emotion....while sipping our cuppas together... I have prepared a hot cup of Creme Brulee tea, which is absolutely delicious & have... Continue Reading →

Language of relationships…

Welcome! We are sitting down at the waterfront today...I have some iced tea with a platter of savory treats to share. There is a beautiful cool breeze & shaded area to sit under on this very hot Aussie summer's day, the Sailing Club are out on the bay in a race around the point &... Continue Reading →

High Tea at Christmas

Welcome dear friend, recently I attended a Christmas High Tea for Ladies, it was such a delightful time that I thought I would share the experience with you today... I had invited my old friend who I introduced in Heart matters!  to share in this time with me, as we both enjoy High teas. This event has... Continue Reading →

Heroism…

Hi, welcome dear friend, today we are looking at what constitutes a hero, you may be surprised at what that actually entails...I know I found it very interesting, refreshing & encouraging... I have a hot cup of Raspberry, strawberry & loganberry tea with a salted caramel nut slice for our treat. I thought we would... Continue Reading →

What do we do with Heartache…

It comes to us all...doesn't it... Welcome dear friend, it's time for us to sit & enjoy a cuppa, while we reflect upon some of the more difficult issues in life... Grab your favorite beverage & tidbit of deliciousness...I'm having a cup of Chai tea made with almond milk & a bliss ball made from... Continue Reading →

Having a whale of a time!

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by...You are most welcome to join me in a time of reflection, while we enjoy an old fashioned cuppa together.... I have an Apple & cinnamon tea blend for us to try today & gf Lemon glaze muffins, freshly baked for us, it is a beautiful... Continue Reading →

Fire Storm

Welcome dear friend, we are going to have such a lovely time of tea & reflection today, I'm excited to share some amazing events from this past week... I have a Japanese Apricot Rose tea for us, a gift from my granddaughter Miss S on her recent trip to Japan & Gf Lemon tarts with... Continue Reading →

Little Miss L

Hi, today we are passing through a door to a world of wonder, delight & amazement, come on in, I have been waiting for you to join us... I have prepared a mini Gf Apple cake with a dollop of Lf cream on the side, accompanied with an Australian afternoon tea which is a strong... Continue Reading →

The princess & the pea…

Welcome, lovely to have you drop by, please enjoy your choice of a cuppa & a treat of deliciousness as you linger while joining me in a time of sweet reflection today... The Princess & the Pea... My daughters had this endearing name for me between themselves from childhood....as I have always had muscle, scalp... Continue Reading →

Only one earth life…

Hello & welcome, I have been waiting with excitement to share our time together today... I have made Gf carrot cup cakes with cream cheese frosting & brewed a new Morning black tea blend, grown & refined here in Australia. The cup cakes are so moist & delicious, with the frosting so creamy & tasty!... Continue Reading →

Penang, Pearl of the Orient

We are going on a trip down memory lane today...I'm so excited that you are joining me in this time of reflection together over a cuppa... I thought we would have a tea that was introduced to me when I lived in Penang...a fragrant Oolong tea & our treat is a local specialty...a crisp sweet... Continue Reading →

Relationships

Welcome dear friend, we are sitting in the warmth of our Autumn sun today...under our flourishing Jacaranda tree introduced in Tree of life… I have an interesting tea blend called Prince of Wales for us to try & I have baked a Gf Earl Grey tea Date loaf...sliced, still warm & spread with lashings of real... Continue Reading →

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