I’m Curious…{Would you like a cup of tea with me + my 5 favourite things}

Tea.  Are you a fan?  I’m a fan.  But not really in a connoisseur kind of way.  I couldn’t tell you how tea should be made, or even what different kinds of tea there are.  Well, I know there is black tea and green tea and herb teas and fruit teas.  That’s about it.  Oh, and Rooibos too.  I just like tea, really, in a weak and willing kind of way.  No sugar.

Over at Blog With Pip, we are all having tea with Pip Lincolne from Meet me at Mikes.  She’s a creative sort that one.  Full of vintage goodness too.  You should pay her a visit.  I’m sure she’d love to have you over.

So, my tea loving friend, what would you like to know about me that perhaps you don’t know already?   I pretty much share my life on this here blog, you know.  There isn’t much you won’t know.

What’s my five favourite things, you ask?  Ah well, now there is a question. And I shall answer it, except I can’t really limit it to five.  I hope you’ll understand.


Kindness.  It is one of my favourite things in the whole wide world.  I love the feeling I get when I am kind to someone and I can see I have made a difference to their day.  I love seeing other people demonstrating kindness.  It is my mission to make the world a kinder place.


I love my family.  All of them.  Even the ones that I don’t like very much.  Because, you know, we all have those.  But I still love them.  Because they are a part of me.  And that counts.  I love how my family surrounds me with love from all corners of the world, how connected I feel, even when I can’t remember that I am connected.  I love them for that especially.


Writing.  It is my oxygen, especially when I find I can’t breathe in a world that seems a bit too complicated for me to navigate at times.  Words just fill me with all the juju goodness anyone could possibly imagine.


Feel good television programs.  I’m addicted to them.  It all started with Extreme Makeover Home Edition back in the early 2000s and pretty much snow balled from there.  I just love to see all that goodness being spread into the world.  Oh, I know, there is the cynicism around it all being done for entertainment, or that there is too much commercialism.  I simply don’t care.  Volunteers make it happen and those families all benefit and that is all I care about.  And it makes me cry.  I love that.


Homewares.  I’m a bit addicted.  I love decorating my house and I’m always looking for something to fill a corner, a shelf, a nook.  Homeware shops are to me what perhaps fabric shops are to sewers or designer fashion is to fashionistas.  Prettying up my home is what I do.  It fills me with joy.


My blog.  It is my newest obsession.  And it is an obsession.  I wish I could say it wasn’t but, alas, it is.  It is pretty much all I think about these days.  How can I improve it, what am I going to write.  I try to ignore how much reach I am getting, but, you know, sometimes I just have to


I love the new friends that I am making, both in the real world and the virtual one.  I have always been a bit of a loner and to have all this human goodness around me is just simply amazing.  It has enriched my life no end.  So, friend, thank you for stopping by.  It is very much appreciated.


Ted Talks.  I am a massive fan of the TED talks.  TED stands for Technology, Education and Design and if you haven’t heard of them before, I do implore you to have a look.  The talks are inspiring, and witty, sometimes sad, often moving, always thought provoking. Here is a taste for you.

And there you have it.  Simple and to the point.  Not at all like me, HA!

Until next time,

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25 thoughts on “I’m Curious…{Would you like a cup of tea with me + my 5 favourite things}

  1. Homewares, I love homewares. I try not to buy too much though. My last homeware purchase my son broke by ‘accidentally’ throwing a ball in the house. I love my children! And I am happy that I have found someone else that loves those feel good television programs. Extreme Makeover Home Edition is one of my favourite shows to watch x


      1. WOW! That’s so amazing! There are so many people who listen to podcasts, nod their heads and are back to doing the old thing the very next day… They are labouring under the misapprehension that ‘better the devil you know’ or ‘I’ll never be able to do that’. Such waste of good lives. It takes guts to change your life, but it’s the only way. Good on you, Sarah 🙂 xoxox


  2. Tea is good for sure. I love your favourite things and agree that kindness is just so feel good heartwarming. I love Ted talks too-so inspirational. I was lucky enough to hear Sir Ken give a key note at the Edutech conference a couple of weeks ago-how inspiring he is:)


  3. Thank you, I didn’t know what TED stood for. I’ve had such a rough week and have neglected lots of things so I’m glad I took the time to read this Sarah. I am so blessed to be your friend online and very soon IRL. Can’t wait 🙂


  4. I am a bit addicted to TED talks – they make the world seem a much better place and that anything is possible. I am a bit addicted to tea as well. Oh and homewares. xx


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