I don’t buy into woo woo theories about rocks holding spiritual benefits or healing properties. Keeping a rose quartz at hand is not going to result in being lucky in love, I can give you a few pointers, but stones don’t feature in any of them. Looking past the BS, I do however concede that the feel of a stone in my hand imparts a sense of comfort. In this candy floss world, the core hungers for weight and substance. A stone in hand, grounds me, it doesn’t matter what type, if soothing calm does not result at least I have a weapon handy in the instance of unwelcome company.
We are always on the look out for child friendly activities, most appreciated are those with an educational aspect. A Groupon voucher for Gecko Jewellers afforded the opportunity to learn more about gem stones. The tour fascinated Fjord, and the go-carts pressed all the right 8 year old buttons.
Princess Acacia (age 5) was most moved looking at amethyst jewellery (PURPLE) in the shop where I did a good share of coveting. They both treasured the packet of gemstones received at the end of the tour.
Juice under the trees was welcome in October heat and the children had more fun in the play area.
I felt that one visit was sufficient but Fjord has repeatedly told us that he wants to go back particularly for the mine tour. The mine is not a ‘real’ mine but a good replica which serves the intended educational purpose.