Retreat! Retreat!

Today we are having a mini retreat by retreating into a big comfy chair & putting our feet up...enjoying a large cup of our favorite beverage & munchies, mine is a mug of Earl Grey & a bowl of salted caramel popcorn! I need to just sit & have some time out...Don't you? Time out from... 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 →

“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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

One on one time…

Welcome dear friend, today I thought we would share a very special one on one time that I experienced recently... It was my granddaughter Miss S' 15th birthday last week & I had organized with her Mama to take her on a special birthday surprise, just Miss S & I. After arriving at her home &... 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 →

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 →

Christmas blues…

  Welcome dear friend, today I have a particularly delicious tea & treat ready to share with you... The tea blend is called Turkish delight, a black tea flavored with Rose petals & vanilla. Our treat is a gf fruit mince shortbread bite. Both unusually morish & the combination of the two work beautifully together. At... Continue Reading →

What does Mercy mean?

This question was asked on a program I was watching last night... Welcome dear friend, I hope you have your favorite beverage & tasty treat ready while you join me in a time of reflection... I have an apple & black tea blend & a warm gf sweet date scone with lashings of butter to... 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 →

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 →

Uniquely designed…One of a kind

Welcome dear friend, do you have your favorite beverage & delightful tasty treat ready? You do... I have a fruity tea blend of seasonal berries & my tasty treat is a small plate of delicious nuts, dried fruit & cheese. We are sitting under the blossoming lilac flowers of our Jacaranda tree today...the scent of... 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 →

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 →

Know Your Body’s Capacity

Welcome, today we are doing something slightly different, I am going to share my professional & personal experience...to bring awareness to the issues that many are living with... So grab your favorite beverage, a treat & sit with me while we share the following reflection together... If you've been traveling with me here, then you... 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 →

What makes you smile?

It's Springtime here in Australia, blossoms are blooming, Azaleas are in flower in a range of glorious colors & the scent of Jasmine, honey blossom & Gardenias are in the air... So today I have prepared a tea blend called Orange blossoms & ginger...our tasty treat is a Gf strawberry muffin made with homegrown strawberries,... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Eternal Rest

Welcome dear friend, we are going to have such a wonderful time today, I have already prepared a tray with cups, sugar & milk for us...our treats are waiting... I thought as its such a beautiful sunny autumn day we would sit under our front pergola watching the birds who come & visit our garden... 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 →

Tea on the 77th Floor…

What an amazing view from up here...welcome dear friend, today I am sharing a special adventure I had with my daughter not too long ago... I have prepared a lovely hot cuppa for us, depending on what you prefer tea, coffee or maybe a hot chocolate, I have them all...with some Gf cinnamon toast, as... Continue Reading →

Mothering…

Mother's day is this Sunday here in Australia, so come & join me in a tea party, I do have coffee & other refreshments...if tea isn't your forte... Today is open to all whom have taken on the role of mothering a child at anytime in their lives... I would like to share a poem... Continue Reading →

Listening…

"Are you still there?" asked the voice on the other end...our mobile signal here at home is poor & intermittent...but this wasn't the issue...."yes I am still here, I was listening to what you were saying" I replied....."Oh, I thought we had lost the signal" said the voice... Today I am having a cup of... Continue Reading →

Home sweet home

I heard what I thought was a knock at the front door, I opened it...sitting on the mat before me....is my big Russian Blue cross, Bobbie...& my work Australian Kelpie Polly... How lovely to have you drop by for our time of tea & reflection together...I am reminiscing today... We have traveled back to 2002, I... Continue Reading →

Mama Guilt…

A Mama malady of our time is the topic of reflection today...It is so lovely to have you here...shall we begin our time together... I have prepared a special tray just for us, it has vintage cups, tiny sugar bowl, milk jug & freshly baked Gf scones with homemade strawberry jam for our treat. We... Continue Reading →

Mending brokenness

Today I'm 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 our... Continue Reading →

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