Are you, your own worst enemy?

Welcome, come on in for a cuppa! As I write this it's a beautiful autumn day here on the east coast of Australia. We have some tiny finches flitting about in our Jacaranda tree chatting to each other, as we sit in my back garden with the sun shinning upon us. You may notice my... Continue Reading →

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere!

Welcome my friend! At this time of the year Chocolate is seen everywhere here in Australia. There are chocolate eggs of all sizes, filled, unfilled, decorated & undecorated. There are chocolate bunnies, chickens, Bilbys, Platypie & the list goes on. So, I thought for our cuppa & reflection today we would explore this annual phenomenon.... Continue Reading →

Tiny Frog!

We've had some crazy torrential weather here on the east coast of Australia this past week! With major flooding in many parts of our east coast its rather wet & soggy here. However, today we have sunshine so we are enjoying our time at the waterfront with a take away Cuppa & Gf Banana Bread.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Secret to Life

What we do when our lives have inexplicably changed is important, not just in the present situation but how we travel through the coming months & years... This is what we will be pondering today in our time of tea & reflection my friend, so grab a hot cuppa & get comfy. I'm sitting at... Continue Reading →

We Shall Honor Them

Welcome my friend, grab your cuppa & get comfy for our time of tea & reflection together. Today we are reflecting upon the victory that will be won! While honoring the brave men & women who are demonstrating amazing courage & fortitude in this battle to keep us protected against an enemy that seeks to... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures of Darkness

Hi, how are you going my friend? Are you feeling a little bit over the lock down, social distancing & isolation measures in this pandemic? Are you missing your family & friends? First let's grab our cuppas, treats & get settled for our time together...Now settled let's begin... Well, I can answer a resounding yes... Continue Reading →

The Elephant in the room

Welcome my friend, the sun is shining brightly today so we are having a little Easter party for two in our backyard, under our flourishing Jacaranda tree. The birds are chirping, the butterflies fluttering & all is well with the natural world...Come on in for a delightful time of tea, coffee, treats & our reflection... Continue Reading →

“For such a time as this…”

This statement has been said to me a few times over the last few weeks, I've also read it on blogs & I have used it in conversation... But have you ever wondered what it actually means & where it originated? Today as I sit in social isolation, measures of Stage 3 of Australia's fight... Continue Reading →

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