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…

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…

It's that time of the year when we celebrate motherhood, but really it's a life long celebration & a life time of seasonal change! 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... 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 →

FOMO v JOMO

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 Christmas tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with a gf festive apricot shortbread... The tea is delightfully... 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 →

Tea party of Life…

Welcome to my abode, I have prepared a special tea just for the two of us today...I love having a special time around tea, it is so calming & refreshing... Shall we begin our time together, for those of you who prefer coffee I do have some interesting coffee blends on hand...vanilla,  salted caramel or... Continue Reading →

Flight delay, life delay…

My eldest daughter & I had enjoyed morning tea with a delicious Gf caramel nut slice at the airport café... Having arrived early for my scheduled flight home, after visiting with family who live interstate...we walked to the boarding gate where I could see our aircraft through the windows, I had an uneasy feeling about... Continue Reading →

My neighborhood…

G'day from wintery Australia! Today we are going to stop & smell the roses...meaning we are going to take time out from the busyness of life with all its  tensions, expectations & anxiety of performance...to enjoy a time of stillness, quietness & refreshing of the soul within the beauty that surrounds us... Let us begin our walk...but... Continue Reading →

A new lens needed!

Welcome! It's so lovely that you dropped by, I look so forward to your visit each week...I have the kettle boiling & a selection of teas, coffee & hot chocolate to choose from today... Our treat is a Gf Raspberry & Coconut slice & I have chosen an Australian afternoon tea blend for my cuppa.... Continue Reading →

Dreams….

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by today, welcome, I have a cozy place for us to sit, relax & chat with a cuppa as its our winter here in Australia & it's particularly freezing at the moment... I have prepared some gluten free mini cinnamon rolls with glacé dipping sauce for... Continue Reading →

Storms & life…

Welcome, we are having a different tea & reflection time together today, it has been raining here for three weeks now with some mighty powerful storms passing through, with only three days of sunshine in between. I have a Gf Apple Strudel cake with homemade lemon butter ready.... with a cup of How we deal with... Continue Reading →

Digging for treasure…

It's cold here today, the breeze is particularly chilly, so we are having our time together in the warmth of my lounge room... I have a different blend for us today...Cranberry & Pomegranate tea, delicious served either hot or iced...our treat is a Gf fig & almond biscotti... Now we are seated in the warmth... Continue Reading →

Mending brokenness

Today I am brewing an interesting blend called Russian Caravan tea...welcome dear friend, how lovely to have you drop by...it is just about ready...come let us begin our time together... I have some delicious gf Macadamia shortbread to accompany this tea blend. I was introduced to this tea many years ago...it isn't readily available in... Continue Reading →

Views…

Today we are journeying down memory lane to share some special times together... I have brewed a strawberry tea & today's treat my own homemade Gf banana muffin, warmed & spread with lashings of Lf butter which is slowly melting upon its deliciousness... On sipping the tea, it is a refreshingly sweet peppery blend which... Continue Reading →

French tea time…

Bonjour! It is lovely to have you drop by, let us begin our time of tea & reflection together... This particular blend was given to me as a Mother's day gift. It is Earl Grey blended with lavender & rose petals. As I place the tea into the glass infuser which fits snuggly into it's... Continue Reading →

Tea on a Mountain

All was hushed, there almost seemed to be a sacred expectancy in those who were present... Welcome  to our time of tea & reflection together... As we waited, with the cold creeping into our bones & the deafening quietness of our surroundings, all feeling weary from the two hour hike in the predawn darkness but... Continue Reading →

Blueberry tea & travel…

Welcome dear friend, it is so lovely to have you drop by for our time of reflection... Blueberries, flavouring black Ceylon tea is my choice today, taken with a Macadamia & honey bar as my treat of deliciousness. Blueberries are great boosters to our immune system & make this particular tea blend very satisfying &... Continue Reading →

Tea by the sea…

Welcome, we are sitting overlooking azure waters of the bay today, the sun is shinning, the birds are chirping & the waves are gently lapping the shore, let us begin our time of reflection... I have brewed my all time favorite tea blend, Earl Grey. A black tea with bergamot added, a leafy herb that... Continue Reading →

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