Thursday, April 18, 2013

tea with me {audio version! Eeek!}

So, um, hi!

I rambled, and lost track, and didn't say any of the fifteen other things I had planned to due to a bit of camera-shyness... but hello! It's me!
Today you really do get to join me in my kitchen. Well, kinda.

Please be kind... I am already freaking out, and reconsidering plastering my voice and my face and me all over the internet! Eek indeed!
You know how we find it impossible when people come to visit not to say something along the lines of, "Please excuse the mess" or, "Sorry, I haven't done the floors"... I really feel like I have to apologise for the 'bad fringe day' and my awkwardly massive teeth... but I'm not going to. It's me, its there, I hope you like a bit of my real.
You know what? It was fun, and I loved chatting to you. 




Join me for a tea this week? 
The linky is open until next Thursday, I'd love to sit and chat with you too!

Much love

xx

PS The book I mentioned is Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

24 comments:

  1. Thanks I really enjoyed our tea time this week.
    You made me cry and reminded me how important time out is and to be appreciated.

    cheers kate

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it Kate, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment xx

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  2. Yay, you did it! Now every one will know just how gorgeous you are.
    So proud of you and enjoyed every moment of your tea with me :)
    Xx

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  3. oh you are so gorgeous! you sounded just like I thought you would :) so inviting, so calm, so lovely. I'm glad things are feeling brighter x

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  4. You are adorable my friend. I love you. And thanks, that tea went down a treat;) xx

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  5. GO YOU!!!

    The tea pot is ready and waiting. Love that I get to tea with you for real today : )

    See you soon

    MwA

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  6. GO YOU!!!

    The tea pot is ready and waiting. Love that I get to tea with you for real today : )

    See you soon

    MwA

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  7. What a delight to see and hear you! I have a few suggestions for piecing Christian history together there...1839 - 1900ish Delighted in God by George Muller..he lived in Charles Dicken's England, early 20th century and WWII..Intercessor by Rees Howells...both excellent reads history wise and very inspiring. I loved Wuthering Heights when I read it too...have a lovely day!

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  8. gosh, you're so adorable!!
    thank you for being brave and vulnerable :)

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  9. Wow go you!
    Loved catching up with all your news. We see each other nearly every day but I can't remember the last time we actually caught up for tea.
    Kat xx

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  10. gorgeous!
    i made myself a hot milky coffee (i'm more of a coffee than tea girl!)and sat quietly to watch your post and it was lovely. taking time for yourself is so important - saturday mornings i generally 'disappear' for a couple hours to coffee, window shop and people watch - as you say its good for your soul and i also think it makes you a better mama and wife. x

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    1. Ooh I'm a coffee girl sometimes too! We have a Nespresso machine and no 'pods' at the moment so tea for now!

      I've been known to do the same disappearing act sometimes of a saturday afternoon - just getting groceries alone can be a great time out I think!!
      I totally agree, it really does make us better mamas!
      xx

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  11. Awesome Em! I think we all go through the lows of being mums at times! It took me a long time to be content in my role as a mum. Now I really cherish the mundane things. They grow up too fast! Soon, in the blink of an eye you will have a 14 year old and wonder where all the time went. Good on hubs for giving you some "me" time. We do need it every now and then! Keep your chin up and see the blessings in every day.

    It was lovely to have tea with you!

    Tash xx

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  12. I absolutely LOVE who you are and this link up! I honestly think if we lived in the same city we'd be getting together for tea all the time! Everything you mentioned in this audio post sounds identical to my week! I have such a great husband too who came home early a night this week and took care of the kids so I could who just relax and have me time. He's just great like that! :) Plus, I love hearing your accent...my best friend is from New Zealand and your accents are somewhat similar! ;)
    Have a great rest of your week! xx

    Jenny at French Press Mornings

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    1. Oh yay! I totally agree, I think we'd get along perfectly in real life, and having plenty of tea & chatting!!
      So glad you've got a supportive husband too, that 'me time' is so necessary, especially with super little ones!
      Hehe, I think you'll have to Vlog so I can hear YOUR accent ;)
      Thanks for stopping by lovely Jenny xxx

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  13. So nice to 'meet' you Em! I loved sharing this virtual tea with you (you are very brave!) and it's nice to put a voice to the name and pictures. I love how you are combining your literature studies with Christianity through history, sounds fascinating!

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  14. That was so lovely. I like I was sitting in your kitchen with you:) You're a gorgeous gal, for sure. I would never be able to do a vlog - scares the life out of me, but you made it look really easy and lovely and normal. This will be my first Tea with Me {with you??} and I'm really looking forward to joining in and having tea with everyone else who joins in. x

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  15. It was so great to see and hear the voice behind your posts! I've considered doing a vlog before, but the prospect is terrifying! You, I believe, did very well indeed! :)

    I love Wuthering Heights! And I love that your kettle whistled while you were talking. I think it's so true - when you're feeling meh or blah or blue, it's the small things that can get you through!

    Your study sounds incredibly interesting - I'm hankering to study some more, I'd love to get back into some classic Literature and I so need to learn more as far as photography & graphic design goes. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth looking at uni again as far as the Lit stuff goes, but I think I'll find alternatives for the arts stuff. I think if I were to commit to further uni study it'd have to be something like Literature that I could really sink my teeth into. I once attempted to further my studies in education, but always tried to veer my work towards Literature & English studies. It didn't always fit! I so miss my undergrad uni days of being able to read stacks of books and talk about them and pick them apart - and until I get a job teaching that stuff, I don't think it will come my way!

    Anyway, glad to hear you're feeling more positive this week - I don't know about you, but my cat has been less restless this week as well! ;)

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  16. Em! You are amazingly gorgeous!! I knew you were but seeing your video just confirmed that! I love that you're week was a little better, easier and re-charged after your rest and solitude. I couldn't agree more...I think as mum's we often put ourselves last and don't nurture ourselves as we should. It doesn't have be extravagant, but just a few moments doing what we love is enough! Have splendid week ahead Em...and hopefully more video clips xx

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  17. Hi! Where do I start?
    You are just so gorgeous and it was wonderful to see your beautiful smile. But I wanted to respond to everything you said with an empathetic nod or a 'yes I love that book!' etc.
    I loved reading Bonhoeffer, I think I have a photo of it in my early IG days. And I also loved studying christian history from the reformation to now and learning so much about those who've gone before us in faith, it is amazing and so inspiring.
    Thankyou for the gift of almost a real life tea with you and your all too familiar kettle whistle and cute cute kitchen, and welcome mention of our amazing God. xo

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  18. It was so lovely to tea with you for real! How nice it was to hear your voice and see a glimpse of your home - thank you for being so brave and doing a Vlog! :)x

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  19. Em, how wonderful to see you in (almost) real life! I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed having a cup of tea with you, you've inspired me to start posting again :) can't wait for the next one xx

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  20. You are gorgeous!! ... and so eloquent. A natural born vlogger.

    rachel xo

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