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 →

Meerkat Fun

Did you know that celebrating children's birthdays is relatively a recent event in human history! Welcome dear friend! Today I will be sharing on, you guessed it, some birthday fun our family had recently. So grab yourself a cuppa, a delicious treat & get comfy for our time together. I have a cup of Strawberry... Continue Reading →

Beware, be safe, it’s very real!

Cyber crime happens, identity theft happens, hacking happens, cyber trolling & stalking happen! Our news broadcasted yet another cyber crime situation & a warning to watch cyber scams & online identity theft targeting online accounts. Today I'm sharing the unpleasant incident I experienced, personally... So grab your favorite cuppa, treat & comfy spot to join... Continue Reading →

Tea on the Gold Coast

Hi, welcome to my little corner of cyberspace where we catch up each week & enjoy a time of tea & reflection together. Grab your cuppa & tasty treat as we go traveling today on a little birthday get away my daughter & I had recently. We did the touristy thing on the Gold Coast... 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 →

Freedom…

Well hello! Welcome, it's lovely to have you drop by my friend...Today we are reflecting upon what freedom means to us. So, grab your favorite cuppa & a tasty treat of deliciousness to join me in this time of reflection. I'm having an Irish Cream tea with a gf passion fruit melting moment as a treat...we... Continue Reading →

Ticking Boxes

Welcome! Come on in..today we are going to reflect upon those dry & parched times when life takes on a same old, same old feel. Where going through the motions to do life is exhausting. A few years ago, a young Mama I knew commented that she felt like she was just ticking boxes in her life,... Continue Reading →

Contemplative

Hi there! Come on in, it's lunch time here so I have grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade tomato relish & I thought Japanese Black tea flavored with green apples would be the perfect cuppa to accompany lunch. The human mind is an amazing thing, don't you think? In recent years much has been discovered &... Continue Reading →

Lots Of Laughter!

Today we're going to enjoy our time together reflecting upon laughter! Years ago when I was new to texting, I couldn't understand why people were lol-ing on the end of their sentences! So I queried...the answer - it means laugh/laughter. So for years I thought it meant lots of laughter until one day my youngest... Continue Reading →

One of those weeks!

Hi ya! Welcome to my abode, where a cuppa is always on offer with a wide variety of tea blends & a home baked treat at the ready! I'm having a peppermint tea today with a dash of honey & a gf blueberry muffin. Grab your favorite cuppa, get comfy & join me in a... Continue Reading →

Peace amidst the chaos…

Welcome dear friend, grab yourself a cuppa so we can spend this time together over a comforting hot beverage. We are going to reflect upon a very important issue today... Our beautiful Jacaranda which I featured in the Tree of life… is dropping seed pods at the moment. Most landing on the ground wide open... Continue Reading →

Layers of disappointment

Do you find life can get awfully disappointing at times? Welcome my friend to a time of sitting together with a cuppa ~ why don't you grab one... As we reflect upon peeling back the layers of disappointment to get to the core issue. It's raining, cold & windy here today with glimpses of cheeky... Continue Reading →

The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk...we are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together...adding to our physical activity for the week, as recommended in Preventing Dementia…for all ages! As you may know, I have been... Continue Reading →

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

There's a freezing southerly gale blasting up from the Antarctic here today, in fact it has been blowing this way since yesterday & is also forecasted for tomorrow, without abating! We use these day terms to describe where we are in relation to time but there is a deeper nexus of time that often gets overlooked...This... Continue Reading →

Body Beautiful

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together! Come on in...I have a lovely tray of treats & you can choose what your cuppa is today! I have a variety of choices either hot or iced! It's a beautiful sunny winter's day here, not a cloud in the sky & though it's a little... Continue Reading →

Name it!

"JENNIFER!"... That sound always sends a surge of adrenaline through me, I know I need to pay attention as I may be in some type of danger! Can you remember your name being used in such a way that suddenly got your attention? Welcome to our time of tea & reflection today dear friend...Have you... 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 →

Preventing Dementia for all ages…

Hi, welcome to our time of tea & reflection dear friend! Today we are reflecting upon this very important topic for those who are young, in mid life or in their golden years! It's relevant to all! Dementia is the most concerning disease of our time for governments & Epidemiological departments globally...so much so, that researchers from... 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 →

Concern, worry, anxiety…

Hi ya! You're just in time to join me in a lovely cuppa. But before we get started I thought you would like to know a little about today's reflection...today we are looking at what concern, worry & anxiety do for us & to us... Now shall we get our cuppa's ready...I was given a... Continue Reading →

Awareness…

Hello my friend! Did you know that awareness is the first step to education? There are many issues that need greater awareness in our global society, to hopefully bring a deeper understanding & empathy for those who are greatly impacted by these issues. As a part of my professional portfolio, I regularly brought awareness to... Continue Reading →

Restore…

Welcome! Today we will be reflecting upon restoration...& its deeper meaning for the rejuvenation of our body, mind & spirit... I have my cuppa at the ready...Do you have yours? Today we are seated in a sunny spot in my garden, the birds are happily tweeting & chirping, flitting in & out of the bushes... Continue Reading →

Mama seasons…

Let's celebrate motherhood in every season. Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together...dear friend... I'm doing something different today, I'm brewing two tea blends in one pot! I have Lady Grey & French Earl Grey teas... It's amazingly good, with a slice of toasted gf banana bread topped with butter & a drizzle... Continue Reading →

Life after Trauma

Hi, I thought we would reflect upon this important topic today as it has some interesting facts for us to contemplate. Especially for those of us who have experienced life changing traumas. First, let's get our cuppa organized...today I thought a Japanese Apple blossom tea sounded exciting & as an accompaniment a yummy Coconut Ice... Continue Reading →

The Green Eyed Monster

Welcome! I thought we might tackle an emotion that isn't often discussed today but none the less is very much alive & well in our modern world. Today we are reflecting upon the Green eyed monster of envy. To begin, let us have a lovely cuppa together, I thought I would try a new blend... Continue Reading →

The gift of a Rose…

Gifts are wonderful things...They are practical symbols expressing the love, grace, fondness, affection, appreciation or gratitude of one to another. Welcome to our precious time together dear friend...Easter is always a special time for me for some very important reasons, some may surprise you... I have a new tea blend to try today Ginger, apple... Continue Reading →

Inner Narratives…

There are many fascinating narratives in the world about so many different topics...But there is one narrative that is continually being narrated... Welcome dear friend, I have a tray of delights ready for our tea time in the garden as we enjoy our beautiful autumn weather here in Australia. Our tea is an Indian Spice... Continue Reading →

Tea under the stars…

Welcome! Tonight we are going to have some fun, you see I love looking at the night sky! I love seeing this amazing universe that God has created with all its suns, planets, solar systems, moons, asteroids, meteors & galaxies... I thought we would have a hot cuppa under the stars together while making some... Continue Reading →

A Marathon?

Welcome to my abode! We are going to have a wonderful time so grab yourself a hot beverage, make yourself comfy & join me... I have a new tea blend to try today, it's a fruit tea with Passionfruit, Mango & Orange. My treat is a gf fruit bun, toasted, with real creamery butter melting... 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 →

Traveling Grace road…

Grace is such a powerful word, in fact, I believe one of the most powerful words in the universe... Welcome to my Study where I like to be creative & also take time to be reflective, will you join me in a cuppa dear friend while we enjoy our time of reflection together... Today, I... Continue Reading →

I know the plans I have for you…

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection...Today we are traveling down memory lane...to the sunny tropics... For this journey I have prepared a mango flavored iced tea with a plate of delicious Lamingtons...which are bite size cubes of sponge cake dipped in a chocolate glaze & then rolled in coconut, in keeping with our... Continue Reading →

Grace in the unexpected…

Welcome, I'm honored that you have dropped by to share in our time of tea & reflection together! I thought today in the time of celebrating love, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon Grace... I have made some gf Apple & cinnamon pancakes with fresh mango slices, maple syrup & coconut yogurt... Continue Reading →

The unexpected emergency…

Welcome dear friend, I have a cup of my old favorite, Earl Grey tea, in hand because in times like this you reach for that comforting hot cuppa...Please Grab yourself your favorite cuppa & sit with me for awhile as I share the most unexpected & challenging situation my husband & I are still traveling... Continue Reading →

Pause & Reflect…

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by! I have a lovely cuppa prepared for us with delicious treats. While we sit & reflect on pausing in what this actually means for our wellbeing. Today's tea is a Ginger & Lemongrass herbal blend with an assortment of nuts & dried fruits to nibble upon... 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 →

Ages & stages…

Hi, we are celebrating my birthday this week, you're most welcome to join me in a time of reflection over a cuppa & birthday treat. Another decade has rolled over & a milestone has been reached, so I decided this birthday would differ in its celebration. Rather than family & friends joining me for a... Continue Reading →

Blogging celebrations!

It's anniversary time! You're welcome to join me in a delightful pot of tea & a scrumptious treat... Today we have a delicious gf Hazelnut Torte with layers of strawberry cream & a pot of French Earl Grey tea...as it's our anniversary week! Yes, Tea with Jennifer  is one year old! This website was launched 12... Continue Reading →

Peace on earth…really?

This is an interesting point to ponder, don't you think... Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special time of reflection together... Today we have a pot of a spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with gf apricot shortbread... The tea is delightfully aromatic &... Continue Reading →

Flourishing when all seems lost…

Today we are going on a walk...a walk that revealed such amazing wisdom...we will have our regular cuppa & treat when we return...We amble down the boardwalk at the waterfront. This boardwalk winds through a coastal marshy reserve with native ferns, grasses, many beautiful species of Gums & a Koala habitat. The gums are in... Continue Reading →

Waiting in the meantime…

Welcome dear friend, so lovely to have you drop by...I have some Pikelets (mini pancakes) with strawberry jam & a dollop of cream for our treat. Have you noticed that waiting is one of the hardest things to do & can be one of the most frustrating to go through! So why is waiting so... Continue Reading →

Challenging days…really!

Welcome dear friend! I have a delightful cuppa ready with a delicious treat for our time of reflection together...today we are traveling to scale the steep mountains in the Alps of Life's Challenges ... I know that every person that joins me here has days that are more challenging then others. Life has a habit... Continue Reading →

Leprosy community in Thailand…

Today we are going to travel back in time to share an encouraging & inspirational adventure that I feel very privileged to have experienced & I know you will find very inspiring... I have brewed an interesting tea blend for the occasion; Apple, green & black tea combination with a freshly baked Gf Date loaf... Continue Reading →

Breathe…just breathe!

Welcome, it is time to slow down & sit for a while, to just breathe & enjoy a delightful beverage & treat while reflecting upon some poignant & inspiring challenges in life...   I have brewed a Caramel Orange tea blend for us, which was a gift from my daughter on her recent return from Japan...&... Continue Reading →

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