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Christmas Craft and Activity Book

Advent Craft & Activity BookBring nourishment and creativity to your Christmas.  The ‘Advent Craft and Activity Book’ is a practical and fully illustrated book with creative suggestions for every day from December 1st through to Christmas and Epiphany.  Full of crafts, activities and stories, this is a fabulous book for engaging and involving children in a Christmas Season full of joy and reverence.

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Little Rocks necklaces and bracelets

Little RocksOne day a customer entered our store and had on the most amazing necklace.  Semi precious stones were placed together in a rainbow that sat glowing around her neck in such a way that showed the artistry of the maker.    That we my first introduction to Little Rocks.

We are now honored to have this amazing jewellery in our store.  These handmade treasures are locally made with individually selected semi precious stones each radiating their own individual qualities.  We have necklaces and bracelets available for adults  and children in a large assortment of colours and sizes, the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  To see a selection of possibilities visit our Jewellery product page.  What Little Rocks will you wear? 

Holiday Nourishment

With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays.  Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time.   Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.

Workshops for Term 2

Tree alone As the cooler Autumn mornings begin to turn your attention inward to the gentle task of creating, where will you begin?  With new inspiration sent by changeable weather, with memories picked up from unfinished projects, longing to be completed or will you look within to see what new perspectives you can discover there.  Where will you begin?

This term we offer you a sprinkling of workshops, from a free Creative Morning to a knitting workshop beginning with the humble square, soft pastel drawings: looking at ‘the tree’ in all of us and a talk on resilience, in you and your family.   For full information see our workshop page.

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The Quiet Heart – Book Discussion Group

The Quiet HeartBeing a book lover from long ago, you might say I’m in seventh heaven owning a book shop!  So many wonderful books…  On the other hand, I do think it’s possible to read too much!  I believe we need time to assimilate what we read otherwise it just becomes information overload.   I chose The Quiet Heart by Dr Peter Gruenwald for the first book for The Honeyclock Book Discussion Group and took it home about a month ago to have a bit of a look.  Normally, I would finish a book this size in a day or two, maybe a week if I was really busy – but not this one!  Talk about needing time to assimilate!  Very early in the book, Dr Gruenwald describes his ‘Heart Breathing’ exercise, a type of imaginative meditation technique.  Straight away, I have incorporated this into my morning meditation.  I found it remarkably easy to begin, and also to maintain.  It’s simple, and yet I find myself wanting to really get the hang of it before I move on further in the book.  One of the next things is a Core Values Worksheet – it looks really good and I’m looking forward to working with others on it.

Come and join this fortnightly discussion group – it will be well worth it!  THURS from 28 Feb, 1-2.30pm, $10 p/f, includes a cuppa & cake  For more information check out our workshops page

We may also look at beginning an online group if we have enough interest – let us know what you want.

 

How do you celebrate Christmas?

How do you celebrate Christmas in your family?  When you become parents, you get an opportunity to think about this in a different way.  What traditions from your own childhood do you carry forward?  Are there things you want to do differently?  It dawns on you that you are creating your children’s memories – and the urge to make Christmas special and meaningful burns brightly.

Getting together with family – sharing food and gifts and time together – feature in most people’s picture.  Can we call this ‘honey time’? Time that is sweet and fluid and oh so nourishing.

But it’s not all sweetness and light, is it? It can turn out to be a very stressful time of the year.   Getting together with family often opens old wounds and there are so many things happening at this time of year that it can get a bit much: the school year finishes, summer holidays need to be prepared for, office parties, neighbourhood gatherings, Christmas cards to send, baking and gift buying… It can be a time of contradictions.

Here at The Honeyclock, we wish for you some sweet honey time.  Relaxed, stress-free, uncomplicated.  Some time to connect with your dear ones and nourish yourself.  We wish for you a lovely break!

And, if you’re still not quite ready for Christmas or stocked up on your Dr Hauschka or cleaning needs for the three weeks we will be closed, pop in to The Honeyclock this week and see us!  Our latest newsletter  gives you a brief overview of our shop and some of what we have to offer you this Christmas…

Coffee Nook OPEN

We are officially open and serving great locally roasted Karvan Rainforest Alliance COFFEE, organic CHAI spiced latte or raw CHOCOLATE as well as freshly brewed organic TEAS.  We have delicious locally produced organic tasty tummy treats – cakes, raw balls or cookies and we have tables and chairs outside for you to sit, relax and allow time to flow at a different pace.

See our menu Coffee Nook and this weeks tasty tummy treats.

Christmas Workshops

November has arrived! Suddenly, our Christmas-oriented workshops make sense! A little contemplation & creative activity now can make all the difference to the Christmas mood in your home. We have an interesting array of workshops to stir your thoughts and your hands whether it be cards & gifts to give away, decorations to keep & treasure, or traditions that will build a sense of anticipation towards Christmas Day & beyond.  Check out what we have to offer on our Workshops page & book your place by calling us now!Related articles- A Meaningful Christmas (thehoneyclock.com.au)

Coffee Nook update

This is where we’re at;  We’ve moved shelving to make our ‘nook’ and now, behind the scenes, we’re clearing our the space (our old office & tiny storage space), removing furniture all ready to fit it out, hopefully in a months time.  We’re also tasting coffee, tea and chai spices to explore our options in this area – looking for organic & fair trade but still with a good ‘taste’, tricky as it seems taste is so unique to each and every one of us.  This is what our shop looks like at the moment