Eek! It’s that time again!

Are you ready for this time of the year? No? Me either! Time has literally flown by this year, hasn't it? I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner & I'm not organised yet! Which is unusual for me, normally I have started putting together our grandchildren's Christmas treat bags by now! And to... Continue Reading →

Helping Adolescents to grow

It's not easy being an adult, is it? And for most of us, it hasn't been an easy road to get here! Recently, I was chatting with four of our thirteen grandchildren who are presently going through adolescence. When I asked them how they were going, they all commented on how things are getting 'more complicated... Continue Reading →

Let’s have some fun!

Hi, we've had quite a few heavier subjects lately so today I thought we would share something a little lighter & have some fun! But before we continue let's grab our cuppa's, treats & get comfy. I'm having a spicy Chai Lattè with a slice of gf Carrot cake. A delicious combination! Let's begin, we... Continue Reading →

How to deal with Sadness

It's raining here again today, the long term weather forecast predicts that La Niña will give us another wet Spring & Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. I read somewhere that the term La Niña, which means 'little girl' in Spanish, was named for these prolonged wet weather periods because little girls cry. I'm not sure... Continue Reading →

Shoes!

Welcome my friend, come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. Today, we'll be reflecting upon the impact of certain choices I made in life & the long term consequences of those choices!  But first let's grab a cuppa & get comfy. I'm having a mug of Caramel Coffee with a slice of my... Continue Reading →

Good Grief?

You may remember the exclamation "Good grief!", being used by Charlie Brown in the famous comic strip Peanuts. But apparently this sentiment can be found further back in time to the early 1900s in literature. Although, the origin goes back far earlier then we could imagine & we discover has a completely different meaning. Let's... Continue Reading →

Need a different perspective?

We’ve had some rainy weather here on the east coast of Australia this past week! However, today it's a lovely Spring day so we're enjoying our time at the waterfront with a take away Coffee & Gf Banana Bread. We're sitting looking out across the bay with its azure waters to our Blue Mountains (blue... Continue Reading →

Why does God allow suffering?

The above question is one that I have been asked many times over the years. Both in Clinical practice & ministry. What about you my friend, have you ever pondered that question? I'm sure it's one that comes to us all when we see the suffering in this world & especially when our loved ones... Continue Reading →

Getting the balance just right!

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a reflection together while sipping our cuppa's. We hear a lot about sustainability these days...don't we? And it's about having the sustainability of quite a few things including but not limited to, our environment, global food supply, building materials & energy supplies. Sustainability is about getting... Continue Reading →

Curious & curiouser!

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you're here for our time together. Grab yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair & get comfy. At the moment I'm having a real problem with dust! Yes dust! Not just any dust mind but powdery all pervading dust! I noticed it last week when I went out to... Continue Reading →

Behaviour that needs your attention!

Welcome my friend! It's so lovely to have you drop by, come we'll enjoy a cuppa & chat together. Today, I thought we would reflect upon a growing concern for many families around the globe including our own. This topic concerns family members who show slow or sudden signs of cognitive & behavioural changes. Recently I've... Continue Reading →

Word Wisdom

Welcome, I'm so glad you dropped by today! Recently, I read some articles by differing authors, that were of great concern. Their words were written in anger & directed towards the people who had caused them pain. Now, I'm fully aware of what pain & trauma can do, having lived through many a traumatic situation... Continue Reading →

What happens when Trust is Broken?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely cuppa. Today we're having a tea blend called Sticky Date Pudding with a gf Lavender shortbread. Both delicious! It's been very cold here on the East coast of Australia for the past week, so we're seated in my living room where it's warm & sunny. Now... Continue Reading →

When the journey ahead looks scary

Hi, come on in for a lovely time together over a cuppa. Today we will be exploring a popular post on brokenness & healing. I often find it interesting as to why certain topics are more popular then others. Don't you? But first let's grab our cuppa's & treats. Today we're having a tea blend... Continue Reading →

How to overcome Weariness

I need some time out... Don’t you? Time out from this world with all its sadness & troubles! Time out from my own self imposed expectations, time out from the pressures of life, time out to just Pause & Reflect…  So today we’re having a mini retreat by settling into a comfy chair, putting our feet... Continue Reading →

Practicing the Art of Quietness

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. Last year we looked at ways to enter the Art of Quietness & I thought we would practice those together today. As life can get pretty overwhelming at times & entering that Quietness really does so much restoration for our souls. So tap... Continue Reading →

It’s Purple time!

Welcome come on in my friend, I have prepared a unique cuppa for us today. This month I've been wearing as much purple as possible! And today we even have purple tea! An Australian Bush tea that turns purple when infused. And we have little purple edible flowers on our gf Chocolate Brownies. Why? Because... Continue Reading →

Are you feeling pressured?

I think most people would be familiar with Aesop's old adage of The Tortoise & the Hare. While there are valuable lessons in the original story, l recently found gems in looking at it from a different perspective. Today, I'm enjoying an Aussie Bush tea that turns purple when infused. What are you having today?... Continue Reading →

A letter of Gratitude

We have all received & written letters, haven't we? Letters for jobs, letters of resignation, letters of love, joy & of sadness. Although in this day & age letters are often called emails or even long text messages! But they are all similar in that they are the written word conveying thoughts, feelings or notices... Continue Reading →

Curious Behaviour

Welcome my friend! Come on in & join me in a cuppa while we chat about some rather puzzling Behaviour. Today I'm having a Sticky Date tea with a toasted sweet bun with raspberry jam & a dollop of cream. So delicious! What are you having? Setting the Scene Over the last six months we... Continue Reading →

A new Phenomenon!

Have you noticed there's a new phenomenon upon us? Welcome my friend, we will be discussing this today as we sip our cuppa's, munch our treats & look at the beautiful view above. Don't you just want to dip your toes in that water! I'm having a chai tea with some little Date & Almond... Continue Reading →

Why do I feel this way?

As I was watching a medical Documentry the other night, I asked myself the above question.. Because I found myself becoming sad & I wasn't quite sure why! After all I had seen many medical documentries before... Welcome my friend come sit with me for awhile, as today is a special day, I am so... Continue Reading →

The Art of the Slow

Well it's been another crazy roller coaster ride in these Pandemic years. Hasn't it! With the strangeness of border closures, health mandated restrictions, lock downs & isolations again & again. I'm sure all of us want to see the end of this CoVid virus with all its variants! But it seems it's not finished with... Continue Reading →

Heeding Wise Advice

Hi, welcome my friend! We are doing something a little different today. Have you ever given wise advice to others but not necessarily listened to it yourself? Me too! But today I'm changing that by taking my own professional advice in being kind to myself with a little time out. Over the past few weeks... Continue Reading →

The Freedom Drive

As some of the restrictions have lifted for our area, I thought we would go on a drive around our beautiful region to celebrate. So buckle up, I have a thermos of hot water with a selection of teas & some gf double choc fudge brownies for our little celebration. We set off! While we... Continue Reading →

The Art of Quietness

Have you noticed since CoVid hit we've all had the opportunity to learn a new art? The Art of Quietness... But have we really taken the opportunity to do this? Before we can answer that let's get comfy with our cuppa's & treats. I'm having my daily cup of coffee, which is said to be... Continue Reading →

Anxious Thoughts

Do you have anxious thoughts at times my friend? I think we all do! Today, we will reflect upon this very human emotion. But first let's get comfy with our cuppa's & treats. It's morning tea time here & I have a toasted slice of gf Date & coconut loaf with a cup of French... Continue Reading →

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