The Bonus Years

Welcome my friend! I've been reflecting upon Time lately because as I shared last week the theme for this year is Season. We also discovered that the original Hebrew meaning of season is 'an appointed time'. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the most poignant Experience of all experiences. Which I'm excited to share... Continue Reading →

2023 a new Season

Welcome, come on in my friend! Today we are reflecting upon Time, as yet another year has passed & a new one has begun. When my family were together over the recent Christmas/New Year period we couldn't get over just how quickly the months of 2022 had gone. Even the teen-agers in our family felt... Continue Reading →

Are you feeling the Peace & Good Will?

Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special Christmas tea together. Today, we have a pot of a spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices or coffee, if you prefer, accompanied by a selection of Christmas sweet treats. The tea is delightfully aromatic & the treats bring... Continue Reading →

Times are a Changing!

Welcome my friend, as I recover from this RSI I thought we would have a delightful cuppa together over the waters of the Bay. We're sitting in a quaint little café that is actually built on piers. We can hear the gentle lapping of the waves under our feet. Although, it's not always this calm... Continue Reading →

A lightbulb moment!

Welcome my friend! I thought it was high time to give an update on this year's theme words. So grab a cuppa & get comfy because it's been quite a bumpy ride! If you join me here often then you know that for this year, two words had presented themselves to me. They were Ask... Continue Reading →

A Writing Trip

Hi, come on in my friend for a cuppa & chat, you're always welcome! Today we'll be looking at a trip that I've been on & I use that word in the following meaning; Trip - a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure. But first let's grab our cuppa's & get comfy before we continue.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

God is working in the Ukraine!

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together & share in some exciting news. But first let's grab our cuppa's, treats & get comfy. I'm having a Spicy Chai latte today with a wee bite of Macadamia Caramel slice. Delicious! Now we're comfy let's begin. Exciting News If you join me... Continue Reading →

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Have you ever looked at the world through a different lens my friend? Maybe from a small child's perspective, a Senior's wisdom or a child with special needs? This week I spent time with one such precious person & saw the world through her eyes that was truly humbling. But before I share, let's grab... Continue Reading →

Continuing the Art of Slow

Today I thought we would continue that wonderful experience of The Art of the Slow. A great deal has happened in our family over this past week, one being the death of a dear loved One & nine of our family members contracting CoVid. But at the moment I just need to be intentionally slow & thought... Continue Reading →

A Theme for 2022

Welcome my friend! As we begin our new year with all its blessings to come. Let us enjoy a time together over a cuppa & of course a few treats! Today we have a spicy Cinnamon Caramel Coffee, my own creation & a slice of a gf sweet loaf, made with almonds, coconut, dried apricots,... 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 →

A magnificent Occupation

Welcome my friend! Come on in I have our cuppa's ready. We'll be sitting under our beautiful flowering Jacaranda tree today. We have a canopy of lilac blossoms above us & a carpet of fallen lilac blossoms beneath. Such breathtaking beauty! We are having a slice of freshly baked Almond, Date & Coconut loaf, absolutely... 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 →

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