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 that since we've all had to experience several lock downs since CoVid hit that we've 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... Continue Reading →

Heartwrenching news…

It comes to us all…doesn’t it… Welcome dear friend, it’s time for us to sit & have a cuppa, while we reflect upon some of the more difficult issues in life… Grab your favorite beverage & treat. Heartbreak Heartache, heartwrenching, sadness of heart or heart brokenness are all sadly a part of life on planet... Continue Reading →

What is Wisdom?

Hi! Come on in my friend! It has been a huge year already, hasn’t it! I’m sure many of us are feeling a little worn out, I know I am! Many of us are mentally, physically & emotionally exhausted from this continuing pandemic. We may have even arrived at the place where we feel we... Continue Reading →

Letting go of Resentment

Welcome my friend! We’re going to have to enjoy a lovely cuppa by the virtual waterfront today as we're in lock down here. The insidious, highly virulent Delta variant of CoVid has silently invaded our community & schools. Where it has now set it's sights on the younger generation! Our whole region has been sent... Continue Reading →

A Woman of Great Courage!

Well hi! Come on in to enjoy a lovely cuppa & time together. It's absolutely freezing here down under with Antarctic blasts coming straight off the Polar ice! Brrr! I know our northern hemisphere friends are sweltering in heat which I must admit sounds pretty good at the moment! Well, wherever you are visiting from... Continue Reading →

The Power of Words!

Have you thought about just how powerful words can be? Today we will reflect upon this important topic & the power we all possess through our words, over a delightful cuppa together.  Our weather here has been a little crazy. We've had four seasons in one day today, this morning it was sunny & cold,... 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 →

Running In Her Shoes

Welcome! Come on in my dear friend, join me in our time of reflection together... This month seems to have a convergence of quite a few important events, so I thought it would be great to reflect upon these over the next few posts. Today we have two such events... First, let's get our cuppa's... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmingly, overwhelmed!

Hi ya, welcome my friend! Let me ask you a rhetorical question. Have you ever had a yearning for isolation & solitude? When life feels overwhelming in its demands that you just need some time out! I have been feeling just like this in the past few days...so I thought this would be a good... Continue Reading →

The Love Step

Welcome my friend, we are going to be reflecting upon love with a twist today...Let's grab our cuppa's first & get comfy, we have a Russian Caravan tea blend, I really enjoy its fresh ricey flavor & a gf double choc brownie with a dollop of fresh cream & strawberries.  Do you ever find yourself... Continue Reading →

Love & Romance

As I opened the package of a new tea blend the most beautiful aroma filled the air. I was excited, as the aroma of this tea had my expectations very high for a delightful tea adventure. Welcome to our time of reflection together my friend... Shall I set the scene... It's a hot summer's day,... Continue Reading →

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Recently while having a chat with friends over a cuppa, the topic of temperament & personality profiling arose... Then this morning I read an article on another creative format for personality profiling that has become popular in recent times. Personality & temperament profiling have been around since Hippocrates (2500 years) equated his observations of certain... Continue Reading →

Comfort & Joy…

Are you experiencing any comfort & joy in this Christmas season my friend? Or has it all become overwhelming with the extra activities; checking off 'to do' lists, planning meals, fighting the crowds to shop for gifts while trying to squelch those rising Festive Anxieties! In all the busyness of this season, I invite you... Continue Reading →

Winds of Indecision

As I was waiting near the waterfront the other day for hubby to pick me up, a sudden gust of wind nearly knocked me off my feet in its gale force strength! Interestingly, two gusts were blowing from opposing directions, first there was the nor westerly & then there was the southerly wind...One hot the... Continue Reading →

“They’ve got my back!”

Hi ya! Come on in we are going to have a delightful time together with a cuppa in hand...Today we are reflecting upon perceptions & expectations in relationships! I can't tell you how many times I've heard the above statement, "They've got my back!" which always concerns me...as a certain dynamic is at play here...... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name

"JENNIFER!"... That sound always sends a surge of adrenaline through me, I know I need to pay attention as I may be in some type of danger! Can you remember your name being used in such a way that suddenly got your attention? Welcome to our time of tea & reflection today dear friend...Have you... Continue Reading →

Restore…

Welcome! Today we will be reflecting upon restoration...& its deeper meaning for the rejuvenation of our body, mind & spirit... I have my cuppa at the ready...Do you have yours? Today we are seated in a sunny spot in my garden, the birds are happily tweeting & chirping, flitting in & out of the bushes... Continue Reading →

God & Volcanoes…

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection...Today we are traveling down memory lane...to the sunny tropics... For this journey I have prepared a mango flavored iced tea with a plate of delicious Lamingtons...which are bite size cubes of sponge cake dipped in a chocolate glaze & then rolled in coconut, in keeping with our... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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 in a waterfront garden 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 hot Aussie summer's day, the Sailing Club are out on the bay in a race around the point & back.... 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 →

A hero?

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 did! I have a hot cup of berry tea with a salted caramel nut slice for our treat. I thought we would sit overlooking the beautiful Bougainvillea with its cerise... 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 →

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