Join In The Fun! Join In The October 2018 Tea Party! 

What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell

Aloha, charming WordPressers!

I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her fourth monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.

Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done interactively. The tea party, therefore, is an ideal occasion for socialising and making, as well as maintaining the acquaintance of those in the blogosphere. It is a chance to truly relax and to take some time to recharge one’s batteries by engaging in a light-hearted conversation, to be with friends and simply delight in each other’s company.

While the first tea party was open-ended, subsequent ones will be topical.

This month’s theme is:


Feel free to talk about anything related to happiness. How do you define happiness? What are some of the things that you do to make yourself happy? What is the secret of a happy life? Do you pursue happiness as a goal in your life?

The October 2018 tea party begins today and will close on the 31st. Make sure that you share a blog post round to the subject as a comment and allure bloggers to read you. As for newcomers out there-grab the golden opportunity to let your freak flag fly by sharing your first post with a huge gathering. Aren’t you excited?

Now that you’re in, it is noteworthy to mention that along with tea and cups, tea parties bring to the table certain etiquettes in the bargain that must be followed to make it more respectful and all the more interesting. Not only does this process make the tea party an entertaining one for everyone involved, it also makes coordination a lot easier.

So, let’s check out the guidelines below.

-Etiquette Number 1- Introduce yourself.

Introduce yourself, your blog or even your latest post to the community in such a way that it encourages others to converse with you. Avoid posting just a link as a comment which looks rude and spammy. Be polite.

-Etiquette Number 2- Mix and mingle.

Tea is a communal experience and there it requires that you meet and greet at least some of the other wonderful people in attendance. Participate by actively reading others’ comments and visiting their links/sites.

-Etiquette Number 3- Share & reblog the most recent tea party.

The purpose of the event is to create a platform where everyone benefits from real diversity of thought; and for that we need to find people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation. So, please spread the word in the blogosphere through reblogs.

It’s a sure thing that the tea party ritual punctuates our day with precious, refreshing pauses. Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration: it fills our cups with joy, warmth and friendship. May the echo of the teacup’s message be heard not only at special functions, but anytime friends come together, both in the virtual world and in reality.

With love,

The Little Mermaid

Author: The Little Mermaid

My soul is an enthralling mystery, delicately concocted with some chaos and a little glee.

196 thoughts on “Join In The Fun! Join In The October 2018 Tea Party! ”

  1. What a nice surprise! I have so many Alice in Wonderland tea party poems that are uniquely written that would be fit for the tea party.
    Let me know if I can put it on this page.. thanks tea for everyone’s imagination!

    1. Hi Robin, Oh, please do. We all share whatever we have to share about whatever the topic is. I LOVE tea party poems! This sounds just wonderful and I will really enjoy reading them. This is, I think my third tea party with The Little Mermaid. I have to say that I have loved each and every one of them and have made so many new friends and learned to many new things. I guess that is something I could add about friendship. A good friendship is like having the most beautiful kaleidoscope; you can see a lot more dimensions in everything you view and want to learn in the way, and often you could not on your own learn them as fast as you can with that extra sharing.

      I love making new friends and learning all about the pages of their lives. I will look forward to reading your poetry before the 30th. Oh, my blog is I welcome you to give it a little read. Peace and blessings, Anne

      1. I am happy to meet such a nice party my cup of tea people very enjoyable when we meet new friends and our very first tea sip

  2. Hi, I’m Özlem. I write about life in general and daily issues. I write in Turkish, but enjoy following blogs in other languages, too.
    The latest post produced by me is related to the music in 80s. You may have a look at the list there even if you cannot understand Turkish (80 songs from 80s). You may also find some posts about some of the countries/cities I’ve been to under the page called ‘travel’.

    About the question of the tea party : Yes, I see ‘happiness’ as a goal in my life, but I cannot say that I ‘pursue’ it because to me, it is so simple to achieve happiness. Just a simple scent, a chat with a friend, laughter while sharing rakı and meze, a song, a hug, a cup of tea, simply anything may easily be a matter of happiness.

    Thanks for having me for your tea party too 🙂

      1. Hi Driftyness and welcome to the tea party. I am Anne, and I am 77, so old enough to be a crone goddess, and happy to be still standing and enjoying life. Yes, I definitely agree about the little things. It is where my heart always wants to go. You make my heart smile to find another person who loves those things as well. Have a great weekend. Anne

    1. I love what you wrote about Happiness: that you don’t pursue it because it is in your everyday life. I recognize myself in that way of seeing life.

    2. What a wonderful thing to meet people from various countries in the world. I absolutely LOVE that. I think Turkey must have a very interesting history and I would love to learn more about it. My blog is, so do visit and hopefully I will find the name of your site on there too. About happiness, I am 77 now, and so the strangest little things make me happy which most people don’t consider anything at all. Having a little insect come to visit me and stay for days before leaving was one of those things that made me very happy. I don’t find happiness in big and expensive and new things. I like discovering stories about the old things, and finding treasures in thrift stores, swapmeets, and farmers’ markets – crazy things like that. Enjoy your tea party. Glad you are here! Anne

    3. Hi! Your English perfect, why don’t you blog in English, too? I’d read you – I feel I’d like what you have to say!

  3. Hey there. My name is Len. Just started blogging in March. Still trying to find my way. But seem to be leaning towards religion/spirituality/social issues for some reason. I am not pursuing happiness but I give it a warm welcome when it arrives. This forum is an excellent idea.

    1. Welcome to the world of blogging, Len. Yes, it can be very satisfying thing to do; moreso than posting on say Facebook, though I do belong to specialized groups on there too. For me, happiness is just about everything. I will be 77 in November, so a lot of things make me happy in this life. These days, I guess I could say I am happy for everything that is in my life, because I am glad to be still kicking and standing.

      You can read my blog, and I would like it if you would let me know yours. Perhaps I just need to press the red by your photo to get on your blog. Yes, this is my third tea party, and they have all been a wonderful to meet new people. Glad you came to the party.

  4. Thanks for the Tea 🍵 party ! Hi ! I am Indian Author . My Book on shory stories : Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara is in 19 countries , 176 libraries in India , 14 libraries in Usa . Me also writing ✍️ for newspaper : Tribune ( Published from Chandigarh , India ) & writing short stories for Womens Era magazine published from Delhi ( India )!

  5. happiness to me is having enough. even when i was technically poor i had enough, unlike the poor souls who are born into generations of poverty. y’know what else makes me truly happy, bringing a smile to somebody else, especially a stranger. sometimes it’s just in walking my dog around town and people pet him and they light up like a christmas tree. thanks for hosting this, LM.

    1. My poverty was different too. No single thing I have ever purchased made me happy. Rather, smelling the roses and finding beauty everywhere makes me happy.

    2. I like defining happiness as “enough.” To some degree, we can set what “enough” is – so technically, we don’t have to need a lot to be happy!

    3. Great to chat to you too. I also believe happiness is thinking that I don’t have to be monetarily rich. It comes from with in and being grateful and satisfied with having enough… ❤️

      1. I like your happiness we have richness in other places deep in our heart we are destined to know the things that are the happiness leaving the negative to leave open our eyes to breathe the fresh air loving yourself Beautiful

  6. I think it’s nice we’re doing this again. I found out from this months theme: HAPPINESS – I am happiest when I’ve achieved a personal goal and help others feel happy too. My name is Darnell for anyone new here. Check out my Bio and blog -
    Then take a quick test to see what makes you happy –
    Thank you Mermaid for hosting great parties! See you all there!

    1. Here’s what I got:

      You’re an individualist

      Your happiness derives from being slightly distanced from the world around you. You like to feel detached from your immediate surroundings, although you are not indifferent to them. In fact, your moments of happiness may come from the environment – watching a sunset or sunrise while the rest of the world is still sleeping, listening to a favourite piece of music; or simply becoming aware that you feel serene and happy in yourself. Your happiness depends on a mixture of feeling receptive to what’s around you, while also feeling relaxed and distanced from life’s daily grind. You like to observe the world around you without feeling totally immersed in it. Be careful that your love of calm and serenity doesn’t turn into a passive or fatalistic approach to life, or that you become too distanced from life’s battles. On the plus side, your type of happiness will help you to develop reserves of inner peace and tolerance, that can serve as an excellent foundation from which to take on the world.

    2. Hey, Darnell! Thanks for linking that quiz, I love stuff like that. Here are my results, I was a bit surprised:

      You’re an achiever
      You feel happiest when you have achieved something that you have been working towards, whether it’s a material or personal goal. But it’s not all about you… happiness also comes when you have helped someone else to feel happy, for example, playing with your children or watching your friends enjoy themselves at a party you’ve organised. You like to feel emotionally connected to the people and things around you. Be careful that you don’t rely too much on material things, and that you don’t become dissatisfied and unhappy when you fail to achieve your goals. Instead, recognise and celebrate the fact that your love of achievement can be a powerful source of energy, and one that can spur you into creativity.

    3. I’m an individualist! Not sure that I am – a couple of questions I would have liked a different option – eg the holiday one, all of the above might have been the option for me! Fun to do though. 🙂

    4. Thanks Darnell.

      I got:

      You’re an artisan

      You feel happiest when you are completely engaged and absorbed in an activity that you enjoy, particularly when you have a certain talent and mastery over what you are doing. Psychologists describe this state as ‘flow’. Reading, playing music or sport, doing DIY, cooking; all are activities that provide a sense of flow and happiness. You take pleasure both in what you are doing, and in the internal feeling of being absorbed in something that demands your skill and attention. The only risk is that concentrating only on activities that require practise or dedication can mean that you don’t develop other interests, preferring to focus solely on the activity that you enjoy. In extreme cases, it can also lead to a tendency to be slightly arrogant. But the joy of mastering something can be immensely uplifting; it nourishes you and enables you to transcend yourself.

  7. Hello! This Tea Party sounds fun 🙂 Thanks for making it happen. And hello to everyone here. Happiness for me means enjoying the great times in life. Whether that comes from experiencing a season of success and comfort, a good laugh, a fun time with family and friends, all those can equate into a state of happiness where our senses are filled with pleasure. But true happiness is found in Christ alone because he gives us a lasting happiness which can also be defined as joy! Here’s my latest post about confronting the giants that want to take away our happiness

  8. Reblogged this on For the Joy of Writing and commented:
    I joined in on last month’s tea party, and I just realized one of the “conditions” for being part of it is that we reblog it. So, apologizing to the Little Mermaid for missing that part last month, I am doing it now and invite my followers to check it out. Let me know what you think, and have a cup of tea while you’re doing it. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Hoping my post counts – I stopped at Woburn Abbey and Gardens for some R&R on my journey home from a fab weekend away and I couldn’t resist. I was so happy to visit this gorgeous place after spending 2 nights with friends in England’s smallest county, Rutland. Not in the post is that I walked my legs sore! Some text and mostly pics in this shorter blog post!
    Will Tweet this post!

  10. Hi everyone. I’m Diane and I’m back for the second tea party. It’s a fun place to be. I write mostly from my Christian viewpoint, with a little humor here and there. I also blog about the places I travel to and post my own photos. The only post I have currently is another fun one about a food-derived supplement I used to take. The post is called My Amigo. Check it out if you get a chance, and please leave a comment. I will try to check out at least some of the blogs the other guests write. In the meantime, I will try to write something about food. Actually I’m going to our local Pioneer Village for Thanksgiving dinner next Monday, so if I can find out what’s wrong with my camera card, I’ll take some photos and tell you all about it. Now, let’s have a good cup of tea and a wonderful day.

  11. Hello…I am so glad I am not a latecomer like the previous two months!

    I have been blogging since May (five whole months!) and my site is named Crushed Caramel (Learner At Love).
    Most of my posts are very deliberately light-hearted and fun, full of cheer and music and happy memories of special people and experiences that have shaped who I am today. Every now and then I publish a post dealing with some challenging experiences in my life, but I am determined to let happiness dominate both my life and my site.

    One tremendous source of happiness has been Goldfinch, a wonderful man who I met a year ago. He is going back to Australia soon 😦 but in the meantime, I have written several posts about the happiness he has brought me.

    Hey ho, there you go! Looking forward to reading lots of happy posts from all of you.

  12. I’m a fat old man who tries very hard to have a young heart. I am married with two grown children. I try to stay active by hiking up mountains (sometimes naked). My blogs cover a wide range of topics from anime to my biography to science to nature to hiking and backpacking. (Anything not FB safe has NSFW in the title.)

    Here is my contribution to the Happiness theme.

  13. To me, compassion for one’s self is the key to happiness and I”m thrilled to say that I have found it. It’s been a hard fought battle but the outcome was worth it. Sure, I lose sight of it from time-to-time but those moments are becoming fewer and farther between, thankfully. These days, my happiness is expanded by my food and travel adventures and blogging about them. I can’t tell you how surprised I was to get so much enjoyment out of creating and sharing my posts. To that end, I hope you enjoy this one about a serendipitous vineyard tour in the Loire Valley:

  14. Hi! I am Sadje. I recently started to write. My blog is about women my age, above 50. The issues we face at this stage in life and how to deal with them. I also write about my struggles with weight ( loss). I have already written a post about chasing happiness. I want to share it here. And thanks a lot for this tea party. Lovely idea.

    1. Welcome to our tea club we are all here to help one another just a spoon full of happiness with Tea for everyone blessings

    1. Hi L. Stevens! My name is Darnell. Welcome to the party! I took a look at your blog. I like the mix of poems and stories. I write flash fiction of different genres so Im going to enjoy the dark side of your writing. See you at the party!

    2. L. Stevens… I find irony in folks whom I know who are into the horror genre (I don’t need any more scary dreams, so I’ll leave that be) and talked with brimming smiles about the latest movie or YouTube or Cos-Play horror event (just had one yesterday, given that Halloween is approaching). Hey, who am I so say that horror can’t be happy? Paint It Black, we might quip – Oscar

        1. I think that I would have to be in the right mind-set to see the humor… which I did reading Dracula (Bram Stoker’s version) recently. Rather than getting grossed out, I read it more like Oscar Wilde commentary on British society and late 19th century masculinity (the woman was the one who solved the mystery and told the brutes how to kill oracular). Ahhhhhhh! – Oscar

  15. Hi! I’m Debbie.I love this tea party idea! I have been posting since July. I started posting as I was faced with my last kiddo heading off to college. Being faced with a new way of life I have had lots of feeling, insights and thoughts!! That is what I post about. That and new adventures in freedom for my husband and I. I will leave you with my first post and a more recent post that fits the happiness requirement! I am excited to check out everyones blogs!!

    1. Awesome hi Debbie I also have a daughter in her senior year who will be leaving me soon for college so I suppose I started my blog at the right time ☺️nice to meet you

  16. Hi everyone! I’m Drifty, and I think this is my third tea party now? I enjoy these. I might even have to bust out a fancy hat one of these days.

    I think my definition of happiness has changed a lot over the years, and I expect it to change as I get older. I used to think about happiness as being tied to perfect/ideal circumstances, but these days, I try to look at it as more of a state of mind. The things I choose to see, be grateful for, and accept can all be sources of happiness for me. That ties in a lot with the way I think about (and try to live out) what it means to be a Christian. I elaborated on that a bit more in my most recent post, “The Art of Contentment”:

    I’m curious to know how other people’s view of happiness has changed?

    1. For me, happiness is more of a state of mind. Being grateful for the things we have or those people we love; grateful for the present and the little things that right in front of our eyes. After many decades, my view of happiness has changed. What’s the old adage, “money can buy you happiness?” No, money can buy you stuff and stuff doesn’t bring happiness. Happiness is found within.

      Read your post. One word – wonderful!

      1. Agreed! I think money is a useful tool that we can utilize to meet our needs and have a bit of fun, but happiness is totally different from that. It’s the kind of thing that fills the soul.

        Thanks for reading and for the kind words! Every bit of encouragement counts a lot.

    2. Gratitude and doing what makes me happy in the moment rather that focusing on the future have been very effective happiness strategies for me.

  17. Hi party people 😀 I am Dew! I write on things I feel about. Just today I posted a weather dream I had.
    I don’t think I can define happiness. The thing is what makes me happy one moment may make me sad the next. Happiness to me now as a late 30’s person is to enjoy life as it happens. We hope and strive for many things in life; especially in our younger days wanting to achieve something or be something – thinking this would make us happy!. I’ve learnt that learning to accept your ownself is the key to create your version of happiness.
    I am so excited about this tea party. Well done Little Mermaid! I love tea parties.

    1. I love your insight on Happiness to me there are so many variations and ups and I see the smile going down to this world
      “Happiness they say brings Godliness” but we need to cleanse our souls there are so many myths but when I was born I felt so alive how it started my new life horizon like counting to ten it wasn’t a perfect world even at times then. But I say will we ever know what our futures will hold staying strong. The Happiness is a question like a traveling so many to pick tea mission I am thankful to be on this earth it’s worth the struggles to move on the happy path. We are a family within a smile bring it way up walk proud know who you are and love your happiness your smile
      Relax have some smiles with the calm setting of tea the happiest moment to ever be Friends and family the little mermaid is the wish upon the Tea Star
      The little mermaid is a great way to vent our emotions out thanks

    1. Such a great article and well written. Happiness is a choice. Much can be learned from children and how they see happiness. What we may have concluded is a burden, they see a chance to “show the world what happiness is.” Where we live in Canada, we get A LOT OF SNOW. Easy for us to get several feet of snow, several days in a row. I’m usually most happy when I’m done shovelling the driveway. lol

      Yes – happiness is a choice! Thanks for writing and sharing!

      1. Yes I agree happiness I wrote something about it if you can see it on this site let me know what you think I wrote something new its not posted anywhere yet

        1. I could relate to it a lot, felt like all my connections with nature have been put in a rhythm and beautiful rhyme. Great effort 👍

    2. Such a great article and well written. Happiness is a choice. Much can be learned from children and how they see happiness. What we may have concluded is a burden, they see a chance to “show the world what happiness is.” Where we live in Canada, we get A LOT OF SNOW. Easy for us to get several feet of snow, several days in a row. I’m usually most happy when I’m done shovelling the driveway. lol

      Yes – happiness is a choice! Thanks for writing and sharing!

      1. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. You certainly made me happy… just like I mentioned ‘happiness is to let go what we cannot hold’, Weather is a challenge we face and fight everyday to find our lost happiness. It is a struggle of the fittest. A tea party on every one’s secrets and potions of happiness is all we need at this time. 👍

        1. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to post your thoughts. And yes, a tea party where everyone shared their secrets on happiness would be something for sure. A lot of happiness would get spread around after an event like that.

  18. Hi everyone, my name is Glen. I think this might be my 3rd or 4th Tea Party. Its October and here in Canada as in many places, summer has now been replaced by fall and that means cool and much colder temperature to deal with. Nothing much better than a hot cup of tea after a day spent outside hiking or making an adventure in nature!

    What brings me happiness is being outdoors, hiking, canoeing and exploring nature in its fullest. What also brings me happiness and peace is being able to write about it. What brings me even more happiness or satisfaction is seeing how the outdoors and nature relate to life, living and coping with and overcoming many of the issues and challenges that our day to day existence drops in our laps and writing those “Thoughts From the Wilderness” down for others to read and take even a small useful nugget away.

    I hope you come and visit with me.

    This is my latest post:

      1. I live in New Jersey the weather is amazing now I love it a nice summer breeze and not humid. But for this time of the month it was always cooler but I don’t mind I am just enjoying my tea Chai, Rooibos or the greens and lemongrass I think I will stay in the moment and never let my smile pass

  19. Hi everyone! This is my first tea party 🙂 Thanks very much to The Little Mermaid for hosting! My site is called My Dusty Flip-Flops and it’s a travel blog (although I do branch out into different subjects occasionally!) which I started to bring some creativity back into my life and to write about my passion…which makes me very happy!
    The meaning of happiness has changed over time for me and I feel as though sometimes it has been elusive. But appreciating what I have and the people in my life is key for me!
    The theme for this tea party is actually timely, as my latest post is about the happiness I get from blogging, which came as a complete surprise to me! Who knew it could be such fun!! This is the link to that post if you fancy taking a look:

    1. Just a lovely page You have so many things are inviting. Happiness climbing the ladder admiring love notes and tea Platter Putting our voices together We Are All champions Certain heart we love the world lets make it better The tea Party in-any kind of weather

  20. Hi. My name is Chelsea Owens and I’ve recently started a second blog to complain about motherhood in a positive way ( Although The Little Mermaid clearly has a HUGE following, I have enjoyed reading through the comments so far to meet new blogs.
    In terms of happiness, he and I are still coming to terms. I have little beyond the malaise experienced by the drudgery of the everyday, yet do not often seek a cheerier perspective. Your sweet posts about what you love have helped remind me that I need to look again and not give up. Autumn is often my favorite time of year with all the beautiful colors and the anticipation of winter in the air.

    1. Having a new start opening up your mind to think the way you want to your own free energy let your wings fly I love the Autumn months every Leaf is a new birth Welcome to our Tea Party The Little Mermaid

    1. Thanks for checking out my post! I’ve looked at some of your blog articles they’re very enjoyable and your cat is so cute (photography – for those not in the know!)

      1. Oh Thank You very much ! I don’t buy clothes anymore and I’m fine with it. I donate every month and I still feel I have a lot … I’m going to read your blogpost now 🌸

  21. Hello everybody. First of I’d like to thank you for your inviting me to the Tea-Party .I am Aynur ATEŞ AYDIN from İstanbul , TURKEY. I love writing poems, essays and short stories both in Turkish and English. I have a blog about these topics including my handcrafts, travel, etc.
    My blog is: You all can take a look at it.
    For Happiness, I have a poem both in Turkish and English.Hope you enjoy.
    Warm Greetings to ALL,
    Joy of Life
    Life does not have the age of joy,
    Whether you’re a teenager in eighteen
    Whether you are a young girl,
    Or at thirty-five, halfway,
    in seventy
    but still a kid.

    Age is the excuse for joy,
    cheerfulness and happiness.
    Because people do not create only their own joy ,
    but also their sorrow.

    Is something much more needed for joy?
    For example;
    To say ‘hello ‘ to the morning
    Side by side with your sweetheart,
    Brewing the tea , half sleepy
    sit together at the table,
    While splitting and sharing your bread,
    Telling what you dreamed,
    By interpretting into the goodness
    Is it so difficult?

    For example;
    while walking on the road ,holding hands
    Tightly holding on to the life together
    Is it so difficult?

    To sit on a bench at the seaside,
    Keep looking into the sky.
    Do painting with your fingers in the space
    from the clouds walking in the blueness.
    Is it very difficult to say ‘’ Good Luck! ‘’to the continuous fishermen,
    While they are putting each of the fish into their buckets,
    To be able to be happy with their smile on their faces,
    Is it so difficult?

    How beautiful it is to feel the warmth of the sun in our hearts in the cold
    How beautiful it is to drink a warm tea in the severe cold
    Is it the tea or the severe cold that warms us ?
    What is the importance of the tea that heats us if it is not so cold?
    What is the importance of the spring if there is not an autumn?

    Does the soil live without the rain?
    Does it become happy if it does not meet its darling?
    And do not chat together silenlty.
    What is the value of soil alone?
    What is the value of the drops alone?
    Joy of life that makes them come together
    It is the joy of life that makes the young hearted old young people sit under the gentle rain.
    The handknitted sweater that you hold on in your hands or
    the newspaper you’ve just read,
    To share them in the rain , too
    Smile on your face, peace in your heart.
    Which one makes you smile ?
    To try not to get wet in the rain
    or the peace of mind that has been accumulated in your heart?
    Even while wet,
    To know to smile together,
    Is it so difficult?
    To live in peace with the joy of life…
    Aynur Ateş Aydın 2018

    1. I love this I simply adore you just want more great poem read smiles and Happiness here is what I created homemade videos pls spread the word have some tea with videos I will send more ***

  22. I am Roland Legge. Thank you for inviting me to your Tea Party. What a great idea. I blog on emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. I teach the Psychological/Spiritual tool called the Enneagram. I am a Life and Executive Coach. Here is a recent blog of mine:
    I look forward to reading each of your posts. My website is as well as my WordPress blog.

  23. Hello One and All. My name is Donne (Donné) Hendry and I am happy to meet you all and privileged to be here. I started my blog a little over a year ago and make Happiness and encouragement my main goal. Everyone has happiness within, it doesn’t matter who you are, hope springs are there. My momma taught us “what you feed and water is what grows”. Although I’ve always been a happy person… blogging allows me to make my garden bigger and use it as encouragement for others too.
    So walk with me though my garden and grab yourself an indulgent cup of ☕️ tea your always welcome. Teacups on the left, mugs on the right… Petit fours and lamintons in the middle. Welcome to my world. Thank you for inviting me to yours.

  24. If I can get some time I will gladly join your tea party… But as for happiness. This can only be achieved when whatever we get or happens to us exceeds our expectations.

    1. Yes I agree happiness and expectation I do videos and I thought this would be perfect tea party one

  25. I love attending these tea parties, they are a great event to be at. Anyways, hello! I am Gianna, the creator of the blog Gianna & Gemini. I started my blog two years ago in July, and although it started out because I was bored on one summer day, it has grown to become a platform where I can inspire others and spread happiness through my writing. I want my blog to be an area that people can go to to laugh and feel happiness when the day hasn’t gone well, or when they just want to stop by for a quick read. Welcome to my little area of WordPress, and I’m glad to be at your tea party.

  26. Hi I’m Camille and I blog at CherryJellyBeans a pop culture blog that mostly covers book reviews and other book and writing related things. Things I like doing to make myself feel happy include spending time with my family, my cat and reading a good book or two. Thanks for inviting me and I will come and chat when I can.

    1. Pleased to meet you-you sound laidback with good spirit just let your tea flow you have so much to show

  27. Hi Mermaid, your blog is very lovely. Thanks you for hosting this tea party. It’s always a bit peculiar to take part of such events, because the question is Always “there are aleady so many people, who’s gonna read the hundredth and Something comment?” But anyhow.

    I’m Monaminga I have been blogging for a liitle more than a month now, it’s a very thrilling experience that I’m enjoying Everyday, it’s so exciting to be able to exchange with the world. On my bilingual French – English blog I talk about ways to make our lives more simple because that’s where I find happiness, in simplicity. Happiness for me is the ability to find joy in every aspect of life even, and maybe mostly, about hardship. It’s easy to be happy when everything goes smoothly, how about being happy “despite” the adversity ? My faith in God is also the support for everyday happiness. As you can notice, I love tchating, come and meet me, it is with great pleasure that I will connect with you.

    Love and cheers.

  28. Hello, Little Mermaid,
    Happiness is sharing. I just found the perfect picture for your party this month in the Heraklion archeological museum last Sunday. Water when you’re thirsty? Flower? Pistachio? All for you to figure out. This young lady has been doing so for 2,00 some years and still enjoys it.
    I can’t post the image in my comment box – so here is the link to it. Enjoy!

  29. Greetings, and thanks again for this opportunity to join with fellow bloggers! I have difficulty determining between happiness and gratitude, but I know that I’m happiest when I write–and grateful to be a part of the blogging community. After years of answering to editors, I am able to pursue my own interests, and that is very freeing. My most recent post is a slightly wonky take on climate change, which I know won’t appeal to everybody, but it’s a subject I care about a lot and feel is enormously important. I invite you to visit me at, and read “Why You and I Should Care About Phytoplankton, and What We Can Do About Them.” I welcome your thoughts.
    And I’m happy learning so much from all of you. I love having followers, and following, people in different parts of the world. Darnell, I plan to take your quiz and learn a little more about myself. As a mindfulness devotee (which I also write about on my blog), I’m always eager to look outward and inward.
    Finally, to the Little Mermaid, your homage to trees made me extremely happy, gave me strength as I approached surgery recently, and continues to resonate with me each day. It was an unexpected source of delight.

        1. I did, indeed, enjoy your delightful foray to the bakery in Bruge. The photos made me salivate, though, alas, I’m allergic to chocolate! But you provided a very pleasant armchair visit. Thanks—and thanks so much for your comment on my mindfulness community post. Cheers, Annie

  30. Hi thanks for the invite to your tea party. My name is Crystal and I have 2 blogs. They are and . I go by daisymae2017 or Crystal And Daisy Mae. Who is Daisy Mae? She’s my Tuxedo 12 year old cat who makes me happy. On my blogs I started what I call Project Encouragement. I try to put something happy out on my blogs each week. McGuffy’s Reader Blog inspired me to do it. Happiness and encouragement go hand in hand should happen everyday. Shared on G+ . Reblogged too.

    1. I simply love your page it is so inviting here is what I do make videos
      Alice in Wonderland I thought this is so Appropriate

  31. Hi there–I love this theme of happiness. And today, it’s simple for me. Time spent helping a good friend celebrate her birthday, a champagne toast, and then back home to a good book and a cuppa’ tea:). I blog at Glad to have come across your blog!

    1. Just read your ‘Oh Happy Day’ post. It had me both laughing out loud and feeling sympathetic to your concerns. When those thoughts of scarcity creep into my mind, I like to focus on all of the abundance in my life rather than the hole in the donut.

      Given your desire for travel adventures, I hope you enjoy this post of mine in which I fulfilled one of my dreams of taking a baking class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris:

    2. A really cool blog site I deeply enjoyed here is something that goes well Tea Party Alice this is my creation video

  32. I remember when I was a kid growing up, there was a catchy song on the radio that played all the time whose lyrics went, “Happiness is what it is to different people. That’s what happiness is…”

  33. Just came across this in today’s New York Times. Perfect segue between the Little Mermaid’s lovely tree homage and the theme of happiness: More trees–happier people!

  34. Hi to everyone! I introduced myself to this Tea Party, and since then I’ve had the opportunity to meet fantastic content creator and discover new blogs. This time of the year is a bit intense work wise, so being in contact with other writers and creators is really like fresh air and calming as well.

    The other thing that this Tea Party makes me realise is to be more in contact with my colleagues at work, and to take the time for a coffee and, or a lunch.

    Having more connection with my colleagues made me realise that I am not alone to feel a certain way, whatever feeling it can be. Before I thought that when I was having some difficulties it was better for me to be alone for a moment and then go back to “normal” and connect with the others. But now I feel the opposite. And I like this change. I like to see that I express myself and I like to see that I enjoy beeing surrounding by the others.

    Thank you to the Little Mermaid to give me the opportunity to connect digitally and in real life.

  35. Hmmmm… I’ll have to amdit that living the USA, I do not see much Happiness in our public discourse recently (I have enough rants about politicians on my site under the Dept. of Alternative Facts series). I’ll get my happiness in the garden instead (click on my Instagram photos of the garden). Ironic that T. Jefferson punted on David Hume’s Life, Libetty and Property, inserting and asserting Pursuit of Happiness instead. We in the USA have been in the Pursuit of Power every since. My wife & I joked that going on vacation right before the mid-term election campaign cycle will bring us more happiness than deleting robs-call voice mails for the next couple of week. Cheeri-O

  36. My name is Shanetta and I’m pleased to share a sip of Tea with you all 🍵 is meant to be enjoyed, but it’s far more enjoyable when you can do it with people you love and make a few new friends along the way. I’m a traveler so I find the excitement and enjoyment in the simplest things in life. It doesn’t take much to make me happy☺️the sun beaming against my skin, the breeze of the wind brushing my face, the feeling of the warm sun heated sand on the beach , spending time with my daughter and family , reading a good book, writing, cooking , music and of course a good glass of wine🍷I’m excited to see and meet so many new people here at the #TeaParty, excited to enjoy and embrace one another

  37. Your tea parties are such a great idea and such a good opportunity for new bloggers.

    I just nominated you for the Leinster Award.
    I look forward to reading your answers to the questions and some thoughts about yourself.

    1. Just read your post titled ‘Halloween and Horror Stories’. It is amazing how we as a culture look for ways to frighten ourselves. Perhaps it’s a way to feel more alive – ironically.

      I hope you enjoy this post of mine on a wonderful vineyard tour I took in France’s Loire Valley. It contains a photo of a fascinating memorial I came across beside an ancient church. I think it could fit in well with the theme of your post.

        1. Hello! I can’t find your blog 😦 what’s the name? Where to look for it? You got me interested with the 5 Horror Stories 🙂

            1. Really cool edged stories I deeply got touched in a spook way here is something I created please Pass this on

  38. I starting blogging this past spring on the website My tag line says “creating my own little patch of happiness in OKC” – which is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (area code 405). I’m still finding my blogging voice, and maybe that is because so many things make me happy. I actually found this forum as I was looking for new blogs to follow and was searching for “tea.” I love tea parties! I find it the perfect setting for gathering with friends – which makes me happy. I love to read and I have many books on tea parties. I also love gardening – mainly fruits, vegetables and herbs, but more flowers are in my future. I also want bees and chickens … but one step at a time. I also find great happiness in being a mother. And I spend much of my time trying to ensure that my children find happiness. I love to encourage them – which usually makes me also want to encourage others. Check me out here: And also, please let me know of any blogs that you especially enjoy and might recommend I follow.

    1. Hello there, kindred spirit! I love reading and a couple years ago felt the urge to garden. Guess, age kicked in 🙂 tea is a staple in my life and even though I have never attended a proper tea party, this idea makes me jump with excitement! I absolutely loved the opening on your blog, about “patch”! I’ll be stopping by at your happy place.

  39. Hello, I am Luna. My blog is Stories with Luna ( where I write stories that have happened within my family. I am excited for this wonderful opportunity to meet fellow bloggers! After all, there isn’t a better place for a nice chat than at a tea party 🙂 As the Little Mermaid said: May the echo of the teacup’s message be heard not only at special functions, but anytime friends come together, both in the virtual world and in reality. Cheers, my dears!

  40. Thank you for the invite! This is my first ever tea party and I am sharing my first ever blog post, since it is about how I discovered the path to true happiness!

    I am Jackie and my blog is World Wide Walkies. It is about the ups and downs of hubby and I giving up our jobs to tour Europe in a caravan with four dogs. We like a bit of adventure; this year, we went to Romania – and we really did Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!

    We have been on the road for three years, as per the original plan. Although we now have 16 more years of trips planned. We haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on our list.

    I am English, so tea and etiquette are both very close to my heart. I hope that I have got it right and I shall look forward to chatting with you wonderful, inspiring people out there in the blogosphere!

    I hope that you enjoy World Wide Walkies – The First Step. “Discovering the Path to True Happiness.”

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