Are you a Paradox?

It's time to celebrate International Women's Day & hopefully this time of tea & reflection will inspire you to encourage all the amazing women in your life, both young & old. Recently, I've had the joy of having my eldest granddaughter visit, a beautiful strong young woman (yes, I am bias! Lol!). We hadn't seen... Continue Reading →

Vintage Delights

Today we're going to reflect upon some vintage delights. So, in keeping with our vintage theme, I thought we would have an ol' Aussie favorite... A cup of Billy Tea & some freshly baked Damper with lashings of butter melting upon its deliciousness & a choice of strawberry jam or Golden Syrup! These are treats... Continue Reading →

Aliens Amongst Us…Really?

Have you noticed over the last few decades an increase in Scifi productions that have some really thought provoking concepts of eternity? Welcome my friend to our reflective time together over a cuppa. Today we have a blend called Jade Mountain with cocoa, toffee brittle pieces & mint tea! To accompany this delight we have... Continue Reading →

In my Summer Garden

Hi! Welcome my friend, I thought for our time together today we would sit in my Summer Garden, so we can enjoy its warmth & delight. However, before we sit & enjoy our cuppa's I'll take you on a little tour around my garden to show you what's flowering at the moment. Our Bromeliad's have... Continue Reading →

Forgiving the Unthinkable

For our time together, I have an interesting tea blend for us called Pumping Pomegranate, it contains the tastes found in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul; hibiscus, rosehip, spices, apple & elderberries. We are going to reflect upon a difficult but essential topic as we sip this interesting blend today. I thought in keeping with the... Continue Reading →

The Involuntary Smile

I haven't quite completed the next leg of our exegetical journey into the Lord's prayer. So this week we will celebrate my third blogging anniversary! I know, can you believe it's been three years of enjoying our weekly cuppas together! Truly a delightful miracle of God, especially in this time of chronic health issues. Praise... Continue Reading →

Sustenance in the Wilderness

Welcome! We are continuing our adventure through the wilderness this week after enjoying Alone in the Wilderness a little while ago. I have refreshed our supplies, we have a thermos for our all important cuppa with a nutritious trail mix for a little sustenance along the way. Are you ready? Let's go! Taking the scenic... Continue Reading →

From here to Kingdom come!

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a time of tea & reflection together. Today I have a most unusual tea blend called Go Go Goa! It's a blend of black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, orange peel, pink pepper & other secret ingredients! Inspired by the tastes of Goa, India! And I have some... Continue Reading →

Who has the Power?

Hi, welcome my friend! I have a reflection for us to share today which I believe is rather timely but first let's grab our cuppa & treats to get comfy for our time together. Following on from my Tea's of the World adventure over Christmas. I'm enjoying a cup of Sticky date tea today accompanied... Continue Reading →

Feeling isolated this Christmas

Merry Christmas my friend! It's a very different Christmas time for us all around the world this year...Isn't it! Many won't be able to travel to see loved ones because of border closures. Many cities are locked down again & many will only have the members of their immediate household to celebrate Christmas.  While many... Continue Reading →

Comfort & Joy in 2020

Are you experiencing any comfort & joy in this 2020 Christmas season my friend? Or has it all become overwhelming with the year we've just had & trying to squelch those rising Festive Anxieties! In the strangeness of this very different 2020 season, I invite you to take a little breather & join me in a... Continue Reading →

Alone in the Wilderness?

Welcome! Come on in & join me on an exciting adventure to the most beautiful mountain top experience. I have packed our backpacks with all the essentials for our trek. Of course tea & treats were top of the list! I love an adventure, don't you! I have enjoyed trekking through some of our beautiful... Continue Reading →

Stop! I need to pull over!

It has been a huge year for everyone, hasn't it! I'm sure many of us are feeling worn out, I know I am! Many of us are mentally, physically & emotionally exhausted from 2020. We may have even arrived at the place where we feel we have nothing left to give! And it doesn't matter how... Continue Reading →

The last, I love you!

If you joined me here last week then you know that I shared,  Receiving that phone call we all dread! As I became physically stronger over the proceeding days I knew I had to seize the window of opportunity to travel, to see & be with my loved ones at this critical time. My dear... Continue Reading →

Tea in the Vineyards

Come & join me for a cuppa in the vineyards my friend. A few hours drive from here we have a region that is well known for its wine making & great cafés. While driving to our destination we pass vineyard after vineyard, as far as the eye can see there are rows & rows... Continue Reading →

What’s your Raison d’etre?

This french term popped into my head today as I was pondering what reflection we were going to share this week. No, I'm not French nor do I speak the language fluently, I only have a little high school French learnt many, many moons ago. So let's explore the meaning of this term & discover... Continue Reading →

Looking Beyond

Welcome dear friend, I thought I'd take you on a walk through the nature of birds today. Hubby & I were strolling along the waterfront the other day, when we witnessed some interesting bird behavior that I knew I just had to share with you! So grab your cuppa, get comfy & join me in... Continue Reading →

Are you struggling my friend?

Welcome dear friend! Come on in for a time of reflection while we enjoy a cuppa & treat together. Today I'm having coffee! I take mine at quarter strength, Café Latte style. How about you? And we are enjoying a gf donut! Yes, they come in gluten free! Coffee & donuts always make a delicious... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures of Darkness revealed

Welcome my friend! Today is a sunny day here in Australia but it's a little chilly out, so we are indoors. Listening to the gentle strumming of a guitar playing in the background as we have our time together. We're enjoying some Aussie treats called Pikelets topped with Strawberry jam & cream. With a blend... Continue Reading →

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 →

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