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 →

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 →

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 →

A profound conversation

I recently had one of those nights, you know the ones where you go to bed only to toss & turn. Then realise it’s pointless staying there, so you get up & read for awhile. So, I got up, warmed myself a mug of hot milk & heated a wheat pack... You see I couldn’t... 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 →

Understanding the Energy Source

Welcome my friend, come on in for a cuppa & chat. There's a lot of discourse about sustainable energy resources at the moment. So today, I thought we would look at our personal energy source through Spoon Theory & how this relates to all of us. You may be scratching your head at this point... 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 →

Choosing family?

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you could join me, grab a cuppa & get comfy. Today, I thought we would reflect upon the saying; 'You can't choose your family but you can choose your friends...' A thought struck me recently... Sitting at the different tables of family members recently the same thought came to... Continue Reading →

The Seasons of Life

I've found throughout my life that behind each season there's a valuable lesson. I'm not just talking about the four seasons but the seasons of life too. As you may be aware, it's Winter here in Australia at the moment which I always think is a 'season of waiting' but it's so much more! As... 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 →

Writing under pressure!

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. It's been one of those weeks. You know the kind where you think you have everything planned, executed & ready to go only to realise God has other plans! Have you ever had one of those weeks? I'm sure you have! Today we're... 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 →

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 →

Why Chocolate Eggs at Easter?

Hi, welcome my friend! Have you noticed the shops are full of Chocolate Eggs & have been for awhile. Years ago, when my daughters lived at home, we had fun making chocolate eggs for Easter. Of course a lot of the chocolate ended up everywhere, especially into the mouths of my chocolate loving daughters! Lol!... Continue Reading →

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