Bouncing Back With A Bang by Geraldine Ward

Today I am sharing a guest post and poem about tea with you from Bouncing Back With A Bang, a poetry book by Geraldine Ward.  This is a small booklet featuring 22 poems. Some from real life and others offering up many different faces of spirituality be it God, Zeus or fairies. Some are laced with … Continue reading Bouncing Back With A Bang by Geraldine Ward

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Upcycled Art and Sculptures #MySundayPhoto

Earlier in the year, I visited Broomhill Sculpture Gardens having passed it quite by chance on the way to the beach whilst staying near Woolacombe for the weekend. This location is a great spot for photography, walking and general relaxation. There are hundreds of sculptures in various mediums but the upcycled ones strike a chord with me.  I … Continue reading Upcycled Art and Sculptures #MySundayPhoto

Music Features & Interviews

As music is one of my biggest passions, I am pleased to announce that I will be featuring new music-related interviews and stories here on Tea & Cake for the Soul shortly. I have a couple of features scheduled for this year but it will kick off properly in the Spring. I will predominantly be … Continue reading Music Features & Interviews

The Smiling Fanny Manifesto

This was mentioned by a friend of mine today and has been well received so I thought I’d reblog it myself seeing as so many of us have taken a downward turn since the Autumn set in.

What do you think of the tips? Is there anything you’d add to The Smiling Fanny Manifesto?

Tea & Cake For The Soul

I came across “The Smiling Fanny Manifesto” when reading a novel by Lucy Anne Holmes entitled “ust a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy. It’s a lighthearted book but Jenny (Fanny) suffers from depression and her friend Phillipa gives her this list of things to do to keep the black dog at bay. Even if you don’t read the book or suffer from depression, have a look at the list as I think we could all do with a little bit of smiling fanny in our lives!

THE SMILING FANNY MANIFESTO (text taken from the book)

  1. Phone a friend
    You can always call me. Just say, “I am calling you because I have to tick it off my list.” And then we can chat about the usual: what we shall name our future children, our top five sandwich fillings, what you would say to Robbie Williams if you…

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Mavis & Dot Guest Post

Today I have a guest post from Angela Petch who has written "Mavis and Dot" in memory of her friend Olga who sadly died from Ovarian Cancer. I have not read the book but it is my pleasure to share Angela's post with you as all profits from this book are being donated to a … Continue reading Mavis & Dot Guest Post

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul with The MS Wire

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake is a regular feature where I chat to other bloggers, musicians, authors, artists, etc, to find out their thoughts and experiences on all the subjects that I cover on my blog. Today we meet up with Ed Tobias from The MS Wire Tell us about your blog? I was … Continue reading An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul with The MS Wire

An Afternoon of Tea & Cake for the Soul with Anne Cater

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul is a regular Sunday feature that I'm running where I chat to other bloggers to find out their thoughts and experiences on all the subjects that I cover on my blog. Today we meet up with Anne from book blog RANDOM THINGS THROUGH MY LETTERBOX. Let’s get … Continue reading An Afternoon of Tea & Cake for the Soul with Anne Cater