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 →

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 →

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 →

Running In Her Shoes

Welcome! Come on in my dear friend, join me in our time of reflection together... This month seems to have a convergence of quite a few important events, so I thought it would be great to reflect upon these over the next few posts. Today we have two such events... First, let's get our cuppa's... Continue Reading →

The word is Release

Welcome! Come on in for a delightful time of tea & reflection together. Or maybe your delight is coffee! Today I have some new delights, a berry luscious tea with an apple & blueberry almond muffin. I've been experimenting with healthy low carb almond flour. What's your delight today? Once again I'm sitting at my... 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 →

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. 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 living room furniture around so as to allow more light through 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 →

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