Back in the 16th Century a gathering of people for an exchange of ideas or learning was known as a salon. During these gatherings the participants would amuse one another through story and experience to assist the group to increase their knowledge through conversation. The early gatherings consciously followed the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, … Continued
It’s a sign! Yes. Yes, it is. Literally and figuratively. There is something very appealing about mosaics. It’s not just the finished product, which of course is very pleasing to the eye, it’s potentially a metaphor for life. Think about it. Mosaics … is the bringing together of broken pieces to create something whole and … Continued
Just Journal – eLearningAre you a Lifelong Learner that likes to learn, but prefer to do it at your pace and in your own time? Learn to ‘Just Journal’ in your own time, is a session designed specifically for you. When you sign up, you are provided with a link to the downloadable Just Journal Workbook. You can also participate in online Q&A coaching sessions via the Lifelong Learning Life, Love and the Universe Facebook Group. This is a closed group for learners just like you, where you can explore topics, share insights, ask questions and hang out with others who are exploring also. Purchase now and get started OR participate in our group-based facilitated Just Journal Workshop and enjoy a day out in the Avon Valley.
Kicking off on April 10 just after Easter, all the Lifelong Learning favourites are back again for the 2021 season: (1) Magic of Mosaics: Beginner Workshop is potentially your starting point. It is designed to get your creative juices flowing and start you on your mosaic-ing journey. I know that sounds a little cliché but … Continued
What is the one thing we women do really well when it comes to sorting issues and building relationship? Lunch. We do lunch. I have written about this previously in a story titled The Fellowship of Females. Lunch with our mates (often referred to as tribe) whether just one other or 20 others is something … Continued
This is a glorious Mid-Week Meander through the picturesque Town of Toodyay. Toodyay has long been hailed as a beautiful historic Town, situated in Perth’s back yard. It is located just over 85k from the Perth CBD but the hidden gem is the AvonLink Rail Service. The rail journey through the Avon Valley is a must do activity for all West Australians and visitors. The peaceful clickety-clack of the train coupled with the magnificent scenery, which changes with each season, is absolutely magic. Once in Toodyay this walking tour will take in some of Toodyay’s historic buildings and the stories attached. After your sumptuous Mid-tea, you will stroll to the Newcastle Gaol Precinct then across the footbridge to the main street of Town to the shopping strip. There are plenty of unique shops to pique your interest and of course there is our world-renowned Christmas 360 Shop. Your walk ends at Connor’s Mill taking in the old-world charm of Toodyay’s very own steam driven flour mill. Connor’s Mill is on the edge of Town near the Visitor’s Centre (for you to pop in and explore what else) and close proximity to the Train Station for your departure.
Please note: the fees are calculated on the area of your table or other project. Descriptor Measurement (mm) Tiles Sqm2 $$ Small Project only Any <1/2 m2 $200 TABLES & Projects Extra Small < 900 x 900 <1m2 $350 Small 900 1m2 – 1.5m2 $425 Medium 1500 >1.5m2 – 1.8m2 $520 Large 1800 2m2 $675 … Continued
NEW for 2021 Season The Lifelong Learning TEA-House opened this Season in April and is serving up TEAS and TREATS in Toodyay. Our TEA House Tables will truly make a trip to the country a magical moment of mosaic musings. Imagine the quiet and still of an idyllic country setting, sipping organic teas, savouring nourishing … Continued
Maybe it’s because we are just out of the Christmas-New Year holiday season where we potentially indulge a little more than usual, but the sheer number of conversations that have come up in the past few days about ‘diet’ fascinates me. I have highly intelligent friends talking about all sorts of diets from paleo, low-carb … Continued
The physical YOU is an extremely important aspect of your total well-being. Your body is your temple and needs to be treated with respect. Physical fitness helps all the body systems function at their best and is important for the prevention of major diseases. It also boosts energy, helps reduce stress, and benefits emotional well-being. … Continued
A good friend of mine was over from Queensland a while back. We hadn’t seen each for many months and made a date to catch up for breakfast. I have never been a hugger. That touchy-feely stuff doesn’t really do it for me, or so I told myself for many, many years. However, as we … Continued
WANDER OUT YONDER to the gorgeous historic Town of Toodyay — and enjoy a series of Wellness experiences in your own back yard. Lifelong Learning is all about the mind-body experience when it comes to exploring wellness. We use a model of 9-dimensions of well-being as a point of focus when it feels like life … Continued
The 9-Dimensions of Wellness is about exploring the Magic of the mind-body connection. I came across a model that looks at wellness through a multi-faceted lens many years ago and the concept has stayed with me from that moment on. The model isn’t attributable to any one researcher, however it forms the basis of a … Continued
Our recent 9 Dimensions of Wellness Starter Workshop was absolutely fabulous. The participants chose the AvonLink Train Service as their preferred mode of travel and enjoyed the scenic and relaxing journey through the Avon Valley. The train leaves from the East Perth terminal where plenty of parking is available, then you hop on, kick back … Continued
WELLNESS TOURISM in TOODYAY Lifelong Learning Tours is located in Toodyay, nestled in the Avon Valley, an hour east of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Historic Toodyay is known for its parks, walk trails, wildflowers and nature reserves. It attracts visitors from far and wide and hosts a growing number of outstanding … Continued
The body is a wondrous thing, just in case you had forgotten or have yet to create consciousness around that fact. It is a well-oiled machine when we treat it with the respect it absolutely deserves. It works on a very simple premise of energy in – energy out. That is, fuel it up nutritionally … Continued