Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

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Blogger.Visual Storyteller.Traveler: Exploring the creative spirit within a dynamic, ever-changing global world. The pursuit of artistic excellence is an essential element of our humanity; it speaks to the soul of our culture and society, allowing us to celebrate our individuality and our togetherness. My goal: to encourage a deep and profound awareness of our personal journeys. There is always a story to be read, an adventure to be imagined, and an idea to be understood. Words give meaning to the present while expressing the universal hopes and aspirations of humanity, past and future.


The Art of Romance with Shehanne Moore
Aug 3 • 20 min
Season 2 Episode 41: The Art of Romance with Shehanne Moore If her body was fed to the crows in one-inch pieces, before her eyes and all she needed to do to stop it was kiss him, she’d sooner the crows didn’t go hungry..” Shehanne Moore, The Unraveling of…
Patricia Sands on Telling Your Story
Jul 28 • 18 min
Season 2 Episode 40: Patricia Sands on Telling Your Story Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see…
Joan Hudson on The Artist’s Journey
Jul 20 • 18 min
Season 2 Episode 39: Joan Hudson on the Artist’s Journey. Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am heading over to England today to what has been called Somerset’s most charming town – Clevedon, situated on the Bristol Channel…
Frances on the Art of Aging
Jul 14 • 6 min
Season 2 Episode 38: Frances on the Art of Aging Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. A few weeks ago, my mother, Frances, and I were discussing the aging process, something that we all have in common. I think of the quote by Andy…
The Trio on Goal Setting
Jul 7 • 10 min
Season 2 Episode 37: The Trio Goal Setting Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to discuss goal setting. We want to seek progress, to live our best lives, to be recognized…
Going Back to Manderley with Liz Humphreys
Jun 30 • 16 min
Season 2 Episode 36: Going Back to Manderley with Liz Humphreys My dear blogger friend, Liz Humphreys from her blog Leaping Life and I have once again bridged the 7,059 kilometres between Edinburgh and Vancouver to discuss, well, let me give you a hint:…
Traveling the Mists of Ancient Orkney with Lorna Brown
Jun 23 • 16 min
Season 2 Episode 35: Traveling the Mists of Ancient Orkney with Lorna Brown Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Join me as I travel across the ocean to Orkney, where the fresh sea air and rugged landscape captures the spirit of…
Elisabeth on the Eugene Onegin Challenge Part 2
Jun 15 • 17 min
Season 2 Episode 34: Elisabeth on The Eugene Onegin Challenge Part 2 Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Elisabeth Van Der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has once again joined me from Finland, the far…
The Trio on Should we learn another language?
Jun 8 • 12 min
Season 2 Episode 33: The Trio on Learning a New Language Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia! Thank you for listening in! I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to discuss – should we learn another language? In 2019, UNESCO launched a…
Jean-Jacques Fournier The Poetry of Crows & Ravens
Jun 2 • 21 min
Season 2 Episode 32: Jean-Jacques Fournier The Poetry of Crows & Ravens I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend and poet; Jean-Jacques Fournier is with me today to speak about crows, and ravens within his poetry. As background, ravens and crows…
Elisabeth on The Eugene Onegin Challenge
May 26 • 19 min
S2 E31 Elisabeth on The Eugene Onegin Challenge Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.Thank you for listening in. Elisabeth van der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has once again joined me from Finland, the far distance of 7,514 km from…
The Trio on Living in the Time of Covid19
May 18 • 13 min
Season 2 Episode 30: The Trio on Living in the Time of Covid19 Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah to share our thoughts on living in the time of Covid19. How do we embrace…
Sylvia on the Joy of Music
May 12 • 19 min
Season 2 Episode 29: Sylvia on the Joy of Music Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, I am delighted that Sylvia, a remarkable blogger and dear friend, has come back on Tea Toast & Trivia. We are once again bridging the…
Liz Gauffreau on the Art of Writing
May 5 • 16 min
Season 2 Episode 28: Liz Gauffreau on The Art of Writing Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend, writer and poet, Elizabeth Gauffreau and I are bridging the 3,897 kilometers, as the crow…
The Trio on Communication
Apr 28 • 13 min
Season 2 Episode 27: The Trio on Communication Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. April 27th is “Morse Code Day” which commemorates Samuel F.B. Morse and the Morse Code, an event that forever changed the way our world conveyed…
Irena on Curling, Connecting Canada & Scotland
Apr 20 • 16 min
Season 2 Episode 26: Irena on Curling, Connecting Canada & Scotland Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, I am delighted that my dear friend, Irena, has joined Tea Toast & Trivia to bridge the 972 kilometres, between Calgary…
A Hero’s Journey
Apr 14 • 5 min
S2.E25 A Hero’s Journey Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia Thank you for listening in. I’m your host, Rebecca Budd and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you. As I wait for my tea to steep, I think back to marvelous stories and ancient legends.…
Dave Astor on Writing
Apr 6 • 15 min
Season 2. Episode 24: Dave Astor On Writing Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Dave Astor and I are once again bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. Welcome Dave, thank you stopping by for a visit. I…
Frances on Embracing Change in the 1930’s
Apr 1 • 19 min
Season 2.Episode 23: Frances on Embracing Change in the 1930’s Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which…
Frances on the Art of Canning
Mar 24 • 9 min
Season 2.Episode 22: Frances on The Art of Canning Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which started in…
Frances on the Great Depresssion
Mar 17 • 6 min
Season 2.Episode 21: Frances on The Great Depression Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which started…
The Trio on Joy
Mar 9 • 11 min
Season 2. Episode 20: The Trio on Joy Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to discuss a subject that is very close to my heart. How do we define joy? How do we acknowledge…
Frances on Building A Sod House
Mar 5 • 10 min
Season 2.Episode 19: Frances on Building a Sod House Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, Frances looks back to a time when sod houses or soddies were the homes of early settlers on the frontiers of the Great Plains of…
Elisabeth on Alexander Pushkin’s Duel
Mar 2 • 17 min
Season 2. Episode 18: Elisabeth on Alexander Pushkin’s Dual Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Elisabeth van der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has once again joined me from the far distance of 7,514 km or…
Frances on Community & the Ladies’ Aid
Feb 27 • 8 min
Season 2.Episode 17: Frances on Community and the Ladies’ Aid Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Frances and I are in the sewing room again, with the material stacked on one side of the room and on the other, the finished…
Dave Astor on Books & Creativity
Feb 25 • 12 min
Season 2. Episode 16: Dave Astor on Books & Creativity Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Dave Astor and I are once again bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. The book on top of my 2020 stack of books,…
Stephanie on Coaching
Feb 20 • 9 min
Season 2. Episode 15: Stephanie on Coaching Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. We live in a world that demands our time and energy. These are precious and scarce resources. There is only so much time and we have only so much…
Sylvia & Another Day In Paradise
Feb 17 • 19 min
Season 2. Episode 14: Another Day in Paradise with Sylvia Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, I am delighted that Sylvia, a remarkable blogger and dear friend, has joined Tea Toast & Trivia to bridge the 4,245 kilometers,…
The Trio on 25 in 2020 Challenge
Feb 13 • 11 min
Season 2. Episode 13: The Trio On 25 in 2020 Challenge “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”Oscar Wilde Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Books book and more…
Jean-Jacques Fournier on Poetry
Feb 10 • 13 min
Season 2. Episode 12: Jean-Jacques Fournier on Poetry Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia.Thank you for listening in. I’m your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you. I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend and…
Frances on a Farmer’s Day in the 1930’s
Feb 7 • 7 min
Season 2. Episode 11: Frances on a Farmer’s Day in the 1930’s Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. All of us have a story to tell. Our lives are full of drama, celebrations, joys, sorrows – even a little mystery, intrigue, and…
Brian on Navigating Transitions
Feb 4 • 13 min
Season 2. Episode 10: Brian on The Navigating Transitions Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, we are linking British Columbia and Alberta. Brian, my brother, came back to continue the discussion on embracing a greater…
The Trio on What Happened to the Spoons?
Jan 30 • 10 min
Season 2. Episode 9: The Trio on What Happened to the Spoons? Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah to solve the mystery of the missing spoons and discuss the importance of…
Robert Burns & Address to a Haggis
Jan 25 • 9 min
S2.E8: Celebrating Robert Burns Address to a Haggis Welcome to a special episode of Tea Toast and Trivia. I am you host, Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you. Tonight, we celebrate Robert Burns, affectionately known as…
Fashion, Closets & Organization
Jan 23 • 10 min
S2. E7. Fashion, Closets & Organization Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother Frances as we consider the idea of fashion, closets and organization. There are many ideas on how to…
Dave Astor Connecting via Books
Jan 20 • 14 min
S2 E6 Dave Astor on Connecting via Books Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, Dave Astor and I are bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more…
The Cake that Travelled
Jan 17 • 8 min
S2.E5 The Cake that Travelled Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. This is a Christmas retrospective conversation that occurred during the December holiday season. Frances, Sarah and I never had time to make this cake, but the…
Elisabeth on Ivan Turgenev
Jan 14 • 14 min
S1.E3: Elisabeth on Ivan Turgenev Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Elisabeth van der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has joined me from the far distance of 7,514 km or 4,669 miles. Yes, I am thrilled to…
Frances on The Art of Sewing
Jan 10 • 14 min
S2.E3: Frances on The Art of Sewing Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Frances and I are in the sewing room, with the material stacked on one side of the room and on the other, the finished costumes for an upcoming dance…
Martha on Librarians Are Awesome
Jan 7 • 13 min
S2.E2 Martha on Librarians Are Awesome Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Neil Gaiman said “Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work…
Happy New Year with Frances & Eleanor
Jan 1 • 13 min
Season 2, Episode 1 Happy New Year with Frances & Eleanor Welcome to Tea Toast and Trivia. Happy New Year! Thank you for listening in and celebrating January 1, 2020, the beginning of a new decade. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to go back in…
Stephanie on the Holidays
Dec 27, 2019 • 12 min
Episode 49: Stephanie on the Holidays Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. It is December 27th and within a few short days we will welcome 2020, a new year and a new decade. Have you made your resolutions yet? Every year, the top…
Merry Christmas from Tea Toast & Trivia
Dec 25, 2019 • 8 min
Episode 48: Merry Christmas from Tea Toast & Trivia Thank you for listening in… December 25, 2019. Christmas has arrived. With the last-minute shopping completed, we ready our hearts for this special day anticipated since the beginning of December. All…
The Gift December 19, 1843
Dec 19, 2019 • 8 min
Episode 47: The Gift December 19, 1843 Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, - wherever you are, thank you for listening in. The tradition of gifts at Christmas has been with us for a very long time. Tonight, I am…
Dave Astor on Literature
Dec 16, 2019 • 16 min
Episode 46: Dave Astor on Literature Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more books. Yes, books. I have a stack ready for January 2020 along with a stash of tea: English…
Frances on Milking the Cows
Dec 12, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 45: Frances on Milking the Cows Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to look back to farming in the 1930’s and 1940’s.…
Rituals & Traditions with Liz
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
Episode 44, Rituals & Traditions with Liz Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. December is the season for traditions and gatherings of family and friends. Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, St. Lucia Day, St. Nicholas Day, Christmas and…
Shirley on Wellness
Dec 5, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 43: Shirley on Wellness Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, - wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Every Wednesday, I meet up with my mother, Frances for tea and a wonderful conversation, which…
Tea with E Pauline Johnson
Dec 3, 2019 • 11 min
Episode 42: Tea with E Pauline Johnson Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia Good morning, Good Afternoon Good Evening – wherever you are, thank you for listening in and joining the podcast conversation. Today, I am taking tea with a poet that has gone before us…
Thanksgiving with Frances
Nov 28, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 41: Thanksgiving with Frances Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, - wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Every Wednesday, I meet up with my mother, Frances for tea and a wonderful conversation,…
The Trio on Time for Us
Nov 26, 2019 • 15 min
Episode 40: The Trio on Time For Us. Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my sister, Sarah,and my mother, Frances, as we consider the idea of what is called a multiplier effect, which suggests there are ways to…
Liz on Finding Excellence
Nov 20, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 39: Liz On Finding Excellence Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. The search for excellence is intertwined in the story of humanity. Consider the Chinese philosopher, Confucius who said centuries ago, that “The will to…
Brian on Celebrating Kindness Day
Nov 13, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 38: Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, is World Kindness Day. Join my brother, Brian, and me as we discuss the question: What is kindness? So put the kettle on and join in the conversation. Stop by…
Connecting Finland and Canada via Russian Literature
Nov 11, 2019 • 18 min
Episode 37: Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Russian literature has captured my heart ever since I read the opening paragraphs of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. A funeral and a mother’s grave – profound, moving,…
Stephanie on Bold Moves In Exercise
Nov 4, 2019 • 12 min
Episode 36: Stephanie on Bold Moves In Exercise Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thanks for listening in… It is time to check in with my wellness and workout coach, Stephanie who reminds me daily, that being bold moves mountains. Today we are heading…
Remembering My Father
Oct 25, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 35. Remembering My Father. Welcome to a special edition of Tea Toast & Trivia – remembering my Father. Thank you for listening in…A special thanks to Brian, my brother who added music to the podcast. In the third chapter of Ecclesiastes (King…
Frances on Two Sisters Look Back
Oct 21, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 34: Frances on Two Sisters Look Back Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening! Wherever you are, thank you for listening in. In one of my last conversations with my Father before he passed several years ago, he…
Stephanie, on Bold Moves & Portion Control
Oct 15, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 33: Stephanie on Bold Moves & Portion Control Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in on Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Family and friends across the country gathered today to celebrate gratitude and share a festive meal,…
Brian on the Greater Journey
Oct 12, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 32: Brian on The Greater Journey Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Brian, my brother, came back to continue the discussion on embracing our creativity. Today, we are looking at the greater journey by celebrating the…
The Trio on Meditation
Oct 5, 2019 • 16 min
Episode 31: The Trio on Meditation Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother Frances as we consider the idea of meditation. Is meditation simply a popular trend, a fad? Or will it help us…
Living our Creativity
Sep 30, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 30: Living our Creativity Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my brother, Brian, to discuss integrating creativity within our busy routines that compete for our time and energy. Do we celebrate or minimize…
Edinburgh to Vancouver with Liz
Sep 24, 2019 • 15 min
Episode 29: Edinburgh to Vancouver with Liz Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. My dear blogger friend, Liz, from the blog Leaping Life suggested a fabulous book written by her friend Maggy Pigott, “How to Age Joyfully: Eight…
Should We Complain?
Sep 16, 2019 • 15 min
Episode 28: Should We Complain? Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to discuss the question – Should we complain? According to many sources – and you know that there are…
Stephanie on Bold Moves
Sep 8, 2019 • 11 min
Episode 27: Stephanie on Bold Moves Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my workout coach, Stephanie, for a conversation about embracing an active and healthy lifestyle. Mark Twain once wrote, “The only way to keep…
The Art of Aging
Aug 30, 2019 • 12 min
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia, Episode 26 Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother Frances for a conversation about the aging process. I have never really understood the phrase: you are as young as you feel. Birthdays come and go, and I…
Lazy Husky Daisy
Aug 23, 2019 • 9 min
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia, Episode 25. Thank you for listening in. Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” I believe this is true because of Daisy, a…
The Trio on Intentional Growth
Aug 17, 2019 • 13 min
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia, Episode 24! Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother Frances for a lively discussion on personal growth. Should we have an intentional plan for personal growth, or do we just let life…
Friendship Through the Voice of Poet Jean-Jacques Fournier
Aug 6, 2019 • 6 min
Episode 23: Friendship Through the Voice of Poet Jean-Jacques Fournier Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia! The refreshing taste of an iced fruit tea on a hot summer afternoon in August adds to the pure enjoyment of reading the poetry of my dear friend and…
The Power of Listening
Aug 4, 2019 • 9 min
Episode 22: The Power of Listening Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia! Thank you for listening in on Episode 22 of the Tea Toast & Trivia podcast conversation. I am joined by my sister, Sarah, and my mother, Frances, as we discuss the power of listening.…
Tea With Poet Mario de Andrade
Jul 28, 2019 • 10 min
Episode 21: Tea With Poet Mario de Andrade Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia. This is the third podcast of the series called, “It’s all about tea.” So put the kettle on and join me in discussing the mysteries and adventures of tea: their origins, myths,…
The Importance of Being Important
Jul 21, 2019 • 15 min
Episode 20: The Importance of Being Important Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. It is important to be important? I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother Frances as we consider how we give value to ourselves and to others.…
It’s About Time
Jul 14, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 19: It’s About Time Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. The conversation today is about time. I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother, Frances as we consider the gift of time. How do we honour the moments that have…
In the Chicken Coop
Jul 10, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 18: In the Chicken Coop Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. The United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).…
Dancing with Daffodils
Jul 2, 2019 • 6 min
Episode 17: Dancing with Daffodils. Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia Good morning, Good Afternoon Good Evening – wherever you are, thank you for listening in and joining the podcast conversation. Today, I’m taking poetry with my tea. Poetry is necessary. It…
Conversations with Frances
Jun 28, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 16: Conversations with Frances Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Your presence is truly appreciated. All of us have a story to tell. Our lives are full of…
Celebrating Leonardo
Jun 13, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 15: Celebrating Leonardo Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in… Today, I want to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary by looking beyond his list of great things accomplished, his titles of polymath, universal genius,…
A Ghost Story
May 25, 2019 • 10 min
Episode 14: A Ghost Story. Do you believe in Ghosts? Even the most ardent doubter listens spellbound to a great ghost story. We shudder in fear and then try to laugh off the nagging fear that maybe there is something to the spooky narrative. For those who…
Telling Our Stories
May 9, 2019 • 12 min
Episode 13: Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia! Today is Storytelling time. We love narratives. We read novels, watch movies, attend theatre productions and follow television miniseries. Why? To find a story, to share the joys, hopes, challenges that will lead…
Tea & Oranges
May 4, 2019 • 8 min
Episode 12: Tea & Oranges Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia. This is the second podcast in the series called, “It’s all about tea.” So put the kettle on and join me for Tea, Toast and Trivia, where we will discuss the mysteries and adventures of tea: their…
It’s About Fashion
Apr 27, 2019 • 11 min
Episode 11: The conversation today is about fashion. I am joined by my sister, Sarah and my mother Frances as we look back on how fashion has shaped our personal understanding of elegance, beauty, trends and sustainability. So put the kettle on and listen…
Celebrating Books
Apr 24, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 10: Today is World Book Day, a celebration that has been in place since April 23, 1995. UNESCO chose the date carefully. In the past, Spanish tradition sets aside April 23rd as “The Rose Day” when friends and family exchange roses, however in 1926…
April 13, 1742
Apr 20, 2019 • 7 min
Episode 9: On April 14, 2019, The Sun Run encompassed the Vancouver weekend scene. It is a wonderful event. Participants, both runners and walkers, embarked on a scenic course that runs through Stanley Park, the downtown corridors of Burrard and Georgia…
It’s All About Tea
Apr 12, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 8: Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia. This episode is the first of the series called, “It’s all about tea.” So put the kettle on and join me for Tea, Toast and Trivia, where we will discuss the mysteries and adventures of tea: their origins, myths,…
Homecoming
Apr 6, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 7: I walk with crows that share the pathway along the Vancouver Seawall. While they guard their territory with a proprietary determination, they have come to recognize my presence and agree to pose for my camera. I look forward to our…
The One Room Schoolhouse
Apr 3, 2019 • 9 min
Thank you for joining my mom, Frances and me on Tea Toast and Trivia. The One Room Schoolhouse is the first in a series of podcasts that look back on a time that will never be again. I am reminded by the words of Søren Kierkegaard who wrote, “Life can…
Happy Birthday, Vincent
Mar 31, 2019 • 5 min
Today is Vincent Van Gogh’s 166 Birthday. While he was relatively unknown in his lifetime, he is one of the most beloved artists of our time. In today’s world, Vincent van Gogh’s artworks rank with the most expensive paintings to have ever sold at…
Fish & the Gutter Lasses
Mar 25, 2019 • 6 min
Join me as I travel across the ocean to Shetland, where the fresh sea air and rugged landscape captures the spirit of the adventurous souls. Shetland is in the northern region of the United Kingdom just above the Orkney Islands. There are many stories…
Are We Artists?
Mar 19, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 3: Let’s talk about artists. Are you an artist? Am I an artist? Most of us, if asked, “are you an artist?” would hesitate to answer “yes.” After all, that label applies to the great ones: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cassatt, Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe…
Building Community with Sarah Ahmadi
Mar 16, 2019 • 11 min
Episode 2: Join the conversation with Sarah Ahmadi sharing her insights on building a compassionate community.
Freedom in the Delay
Mar 10, 2019 • 5 min
Episode 1: Join the first podcast of Tea Toast & Trivia. Rebecca Budd discusses procrastination - viewed a different way.
Tea. Toast. & Trivia. (Trailer)
Mar 9, 2019 • 0 min