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 →

Forgiving the Unthinkable

For our time together, I have an interesting tea blend for us called Pumping Pomegranate, it contains the tastes found in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul; hibiscus, rosehip, spices, apple & elderberries. We are going to reflect upon a difficult but essential topic as we sip this interesting blend today. I thought in keeping with the... 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 →

Wisdom for a crazy time

Today we are going on a walk...One that we enjoyed a few years ago but one I thought we would stroll through anew for this season.As each season is so different in nature revealing new lessons in each. And we need wisdom for this craziest of times, for we are experiencing a second wave of... Continue Reading →

Brave New World

Hi, are you feeling a tad overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, fearful or finding yourself in tears lately? Or maybe you feel traumatized & emotionally depleted in having to live so courageously through this pandemic & facing the new world. Today we are traveling on the second stage of our journey, we had the first stage last... Continue Reading →

Mini Delights

Do you enjoy mini delights my friend? What are mini delights, you ask. You may be thinking they're a new brand of cookies or candy but they're not! Mini delights are moments taken when you need some time out from all the busyness, stress & concerns of your life...But can't necessarily take time off work... Continue Reading →

The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk...we are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together...adding to our physical activity for the week. As you may know, I have been trying to increase my physical activity...with... Continue Reading →

Tea under the stars…

Welcome! Tonight we are going to have some fun, you see I love looking at the night sky! I love seeing this amazing universe that God has created with all its suns, planets, solar systems, moons, asteroids, meteors & galaxies... I thought we would have a hot cuppa under the stars together while making some... 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 →

Christmas blues…

Welcome dear friend, today I have a particularly delicious tea & treat ready to share with you... The tea blend is called Turkish delight, a black tea flavored with Rose petals & vanilla. Our treat is a gf fruit mince shortbread bite. Both unusually morish & the combination of the two work beautifully together. At this... Continue Reading →

Flourishing when all seems lost…

Today we are going on a walk...a walk that revealed such amazing wisdom...we will have our regular cuppa & treat when we return...We amble down the boardwalk at the waterfront. This boardwalk winds through a coastal marshy reserve with native ferns, grasses, many beautiful species of Gums & a Koala habitat. The gums are in... Continue Reading →

Leprosy community in Thailand…

Today we are going to travel back in time to share an encouraging & inspirational adventure that I feel very privileged to have experienced & I know you will find very inspiring... I have brewed an interesting tea blend for the occasion; Apple, green & black tea combination with a freshly baked Gf Date loaf... 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 →

Flight delay, life delay…

My eldest daughter & I had enjoyed morning tea with a delicious Gf caramel nut slice at the airport café. Having arrived early for my scheduled flight home, after visiting with family who live interstate. We walked to the boarding gate where I could see our aircraft through the windows, I had an uneasy feeling... Continue Reading →

My neighborhood…

G'day from Australia! Today we are going to stop to smell the roses...meaning we are going to take time out from the busyness of life with all its  tensions, expectations & anxiety of performance... To enjoy a time of stillness, quietness & refreshment for the soul within the beauty that surrounds us... We begin.... As we walk...... Continue Reading →

Digging for treasure…

It's cold here today, the breeze is particularly chilly, so we are having our time together in the warmth of my lounge room... I have a different blend for us today...Cranberry & Pomegranate tea, delicious served either hot or iced...our treat is a Gf fig & almond biscotti... Now we are seated in the warmth... Continue Reading →

Penang, Pearl of the Orient

We are going on a trip down memory lane today...I'm so excited that you are joining me in this time of reflection together over a cuppa... I thought we would have a tea that was introduced to me when I lived in Penang...a fragrant Oolong tea & our treat is a local specialty...a crisp sweet... Continue Reading →

Tea on the 77th Floor…

What an amazing view from up here...welcome dear friend, today I am sharing a special adventure I had with my daughter not too long ago... I have prepared a lovely hot cuppa for us, depending on what you prefer tea, coffee or maybe a hot chocolate, I have them all...with some Gf cinnamon toast, as... Continue Reading →

Life Journeys…

Welcome dear friend, it is so lovely to have you drop by for our time of reflection... Blueberries, flavouring black Ceylon tea is my choice today, taken with a Macadamia & honey bar as my treat of deliciousness. Blueberries are great boosters to our immune system & make this particular tea blend very satisfying &... Continue Reading →

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