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 →

That longing for something…Special

That longing, you know the one that has you longing for something more, something special! And yet, you're not quite sure what that something special is! Oh you've had a few ideas, goals & objectives over the years but when you have reached those, they didn't quite fulfill that yearning. And you find that longing,... 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 →

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 →

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 →

What to do about Global Bullies…

Hi, welcome my friend! I have a reflection for us to share today which I believe is rather timely but first let’s grab our cuppa's for our time together. Now, let's begin… Who has the Power? As we look at current world events & the absolute bullying that's going on by leaders who want to... Continue Reading →

A Tropical Paradise

Welcome my friend, today we are escaping to a tropical island to reflect awhile. Because sometimes we just need to have a little break from our daily lives. This is a trip I did some years ago that was full of amazing God appointed moments...so let's go on a journey down memory lane. But first we... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…

Welcome my friend! It's time to grab a cuppa, get comfy & reflect together. Have you ever had to let go of something that at the time you didn't really want to let go of? Maybe it was a career opportunity that in the end just wasn't good for your family life. Maybe it was... 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 →

Is Gratitude a Platitude?

Welcome, I'm delighted that you have dropped by to share our time together! I thought in this season of being thankful in many parts of the World, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon whether Gratitude has become a platitude or not! I have made a gf Apple & blueberry loaf with a... Continue Reading →

A magnificent Occupation?

Welcome my friend! Come on in I have our cuppa's ready. It's Spring Time here on the East coast of Australia so 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! After last week's... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Joy

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely Devonshire Tea. For today is a special celebration! I have baked homemade scones, have a pot of strawberry conserve & whipped the cream into snowy peaks for us. Take a seat & I'll pour you a cup of tea or coffee, your choice, as I have... Continue Reading →

Nanny, what’s Heaven like?

This is a question that each of my grandchildren have asked me when they reach that inquisitive age about life after death (around ten years of age). And their Mama's have told them that I once visited Heaven something they immediately want to hear for themselves. Heaven has come very near in recent weeks, 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 →

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 →

Being Brave in a New World

In today's world we have a great deal of unexpected Change! Especially in a world dealing with CoVid & it's ever evolving variants. Let alone living through the seasons of life. Today we will look at different ways of coping with unexpected life change. But first grab yourself a cuppa, get comfy & we'll begin...... Continue Reading →

Spring has sprung!

Well hello my friend! So glad you could join me today. Spring has sprung here on the East coast of Australia, the buds have burst forth. The fruit trees are in a delightful display of pink blossoms. The native Australian wattles are a magnificent yellow. And our Azalea bushes are heavy with flower. We will... 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 →

Feeling overwhelmed? Me too!

Welcome my friend! Do you feel overwhelmed? Have you been yearning to get away from the situation that's overwhelming you? When life feels a little overwhelming we just need some time out, don't we! But what if it's the time out that is actually overwhelming us! I've been feeling just like this in the past... Continue Reading →

Unwrap Your Identity

Do you have trouble sleeping? I did the other night, so I started reading a book that has been on my bookshelf for the past twenty years. It has some wonderful wisdom that really jumped out at me which we'll explore today. I'm enjoying a Ginger & lemon herbal tea with a slice of toasted... 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 →

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 →

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