I spruik myself as being the ‘communications queen’ given I have been observing, researching and practising communication techniques for many, many years. I have come to realise the culprit for most angst in life is communication; either the lack of it or the miscommunication of it. Most people believe because they have two ears that … Continued
The Lifelong Learning TEA-House, located in Toodyay WA, is designed to complement our focus on wellness and to enhance our other products and services. It is a space to relax, breathe in the quiet and enjoy a wonderful tea experience with opportunity to explore various workshops and activities that may take your interest; they are … Continued
A Wellness Workshop Start: 10:30am – Finish: 1:30pm followed by lunch. Conscious Conversations underpin everything we do in life. This workshop will enable you to learn about communicating authentically and effectively. You will explore the components involved in great (conscious) conversations while participating in many over a sumptuous long table learning lunch. Learning to communicate authentically, that is, being conscious and mindful (present) is one of the best skill sets anyone can hold. This session will set you off on the path to better understanding YOU, while creating the ability to participate in fabulous conversations (even ones, that may at first seem tough). This event runs over 3 ½ hours; it includes a sumptuous lunch and Conversation workbook. For those that like to explore, learn and journal the Spells for Wellness Journal is available for purchase.
I was having lunch with the girls recently and noticed the many other tables of women of varying age and group size out to lunch also. Lunch with the girls is a ritual, something we are initiated into at a very early age and continue on until we can’t anymore. We lunch in pairs or … Continued
Learn about Self: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®This is a fun and engaging workshop, held in one of the many magnificent Toodyay historical venues with fabulous local produce put together by our local talented foodies. The workshops combine great learning content and great food and beverage to set your mind, body and soul on fire! The thing about the MBTI® is it provides insights into questions such as – have you ever wondered why you immediately hit it off with some people and find others challenging or difficult? The MBTI® is a personality assessment that indicates psychological preferences in how we perceive the world and make decisions. It came about through the work of Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myer. They wanted a tool that would make the work of Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung useful in everyday life … and they nailed it!
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
I love mosaics as a metaphor for life. Think about it. Mosaics is the bringing together of broken pieces to create something whole and beautiful. How fabulous that a creative activity not only feeds your soul (spiritual, emotional, social wellness), but also produces a beautiful piece to enhance your home (environmental). I love that working … Continued
MAGIC OF MOSAICS 2020 Season – OPEN SHED Session The Magic of Mosaics season is almost upon us. We operate in Toodyay Time, which is April through to end of October. The Shed will re-open on Wednesday, April 1 and is offering its new format of 3-hour open sessions. This means you can attend a … Continued
MOSIACS WORKSHOP for beginnersThe Magic of Mosaics beginner workshop enables you to explore your creative wellness (one of the 9-dimensions of wellness) while providing opportunity to appreciate the benefits of being mindful. That is, enjoying the present moment, and stilling your mind. Not only do you create a beautiful mosaic piece to take home with you to enjoy always, you get to feed your soul through experiencing the peace and relaxation this activity provides. This is a day workshop (10am – 4pm) and includes a tapas style range of local produce and beverages to keep you hydrated and nourished through-out the day. Expand your wellness day out and treat yourself further by catching the AvonLink train service. Leaving from the East Perth Train Station, you can enjoy the beauty of the Avon Valley via the scenic rail route; a glorious journey. Make your AvonLink Rail Service bookings through the TransWA web site.
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.
FOR SALE: Mosaic Table – SOLD (table top) Refurbished vintage wrought iron table 1680 x 920 rectangle shape. Pick up from Toodyay. Contact Di for more information.
FOR SALE: Mosaic Table Refurbished vintage wrought iron table 800 round shape, coffee table height. $970.00 Pick up from Toodyay. Contact Di for more information.
FOR SALE: Mosaic Table Refurbished vintage wrought iron table 800 round shape. $1270.00 Pick up from Toodyay. Contact Di for more information.
Artists express themselves through their art, whatever that art form may be, and many create a signature style that is recognised immediately. Painters, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol are two that spring to mind. You can just about always pick their style and will hear their pieces spoken about as ‘that’s a Picasso or that’s … Continued
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