The Art of the WAIT

Welcome my friend to our time of tea & reflection together. Today we will be looking at that word WAIT, that has most of us break out in a sweat & find one of the hardest things to do. But today there's a twist, as all is not what it appears as there's an Art... Continue Reading →

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 →

Feeling lonely

Any one of us can feel lonely at any time & in the most surprising of places. Can't we? And at this time of the year, with celebrations & gatherings of families & friends all around us, can magnify the feeling of loneliness for many. Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile... 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 →

The Dance of the Butterflies

Welcome! Today we'll enjoy our cuppa & reflection in the lovely Sunshine under our flowering Jacaranda. We have our favourite cuppa's in hand, mine is a Japanese black tea flavoured with apple. And we have some gf Carrot cake with delicious icing to accompany our cuppas. As we enjoy the warmth of our early Summer... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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. 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 →

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 →

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