Most would call this section a blog section. Although, I prefer to call it the ”stuff” section. It’s full of useful ”stuff”.
I’m not very good at blogging. In fact, I’m awful at it, and I don’t enjoy it. I’ve spent way too long over the years trying to suss out how best to blog, and my findings are…just don’t do it, Tanya!
So in this section, you will find some random ramblings from me about topics I feel I want to write about.
I’m a perfectionist when it comes to things like writing. I think that’s why I don’t write much because I spend hours and hours rewriting and editing, only to never actually publish anything. I believe it is important to introduce myself, though. Without stressing too much about getting it right, I’m going to throw caution to the wind and just go for it.
So without further ado…
I’m an Aquarian Capricorn. I hold more Capricorn traits than Aquarian. If you’re into astrology…my sun is Aquarius, and my rising sign and moon sign are both Capricorn.
I’m 51yrs young. I have a 15yr old daughter, Hanna. She’s my world.
We live in the magical lands of Cornwall, England. The most southerly part of the UK. A stone’s throw away from an ancient monument site called Castle-an-Dinas. Looking closely at our logo, you’ll see how the settlement rings inspired the design. I always knew I’d end up living here. My best friend and I used to dream about owning a healing sanctuary, cafe and crystal shop. I now have that Crystal shop, and if you’re lucky, you might get offered a coffee too! Nearly 30yrs on…
You may already know me through my Etsy shop (Castle Rocks Cornwall Etsy). We also have a small shop here at Castle-an-Dinas, the Crystal Cabin. Currently, the shop is closed. I hope to re-open in 2022/23. My business is online. This is where I’m very comfortable (I love a bit of tech). I still run my Etsy shop; however, I hope to migrate everything over here eventually. Running a business online has put me in touch with so many beautiful beings from across the globe. Every day I speak to someone from a different country. I love it. Connection is key to living a happy, contented life. If you are new to crystals and in any doubt about the service I provide, please click on the link to my Etsy shop and check out my sales total and my excellent customer reviews. You can also see reviews here on the website.
My passion is to source unique, premium crystals and minerals from Cornwall and worldwide, making them accessible to everyone. I take pride in ensuring that the crystals I bring to my shop are ethically sourced. I lovingly handpick each and every one of them. A sourcing trip can take days! It is not an easy job, but I love it! I’ve been doing this for many moons now. I’m not new to the world of crystals and minerals.
My love of crystals and everything that comes from Mother Nature plays a big part in my life. Crystals get me really excited. I thoroughly enjoy talking about them and sharing them with others. Whether from a metaphysical perspective or a geological perspective, I love it either way.
I’ve chosen to concentrate my efforts on selling crystals. Why? Because I LOVE it so much. It’s my true soul purpose. My testimonials and reviews can vouch for the passion I have for my customers and the crystals. I’ll go out of my way to accommodate any request. It is imperative that my customers are satisfied. I understand how difficult it can be to select crystals from an online source. Many people like to see, handle and feel the crystal before buying. I hope you will learn to trust my shop and me. I will do my best to help you in any way I can.
I have big plans for this website. There is only me running this show. There is a lot of hidden content behind the scenes. Magic takes time to happen. Slowly things will start to appear. Come back and check for updates, or better still….sign up to be a Clan member, and you’ll get the news straight to your inbox.
So, what happened in the last 30yrs? I don’t want to scare you away too soon, so I won’t give you ALL the details, but we moved to Cornwall in 2005 after living and flying high in London! I used to work in telecoms in the early ’90s’90s. I ended up in the media world, working in corporate publishing houses and media, finishing up as a financial negotiator for the BBC (so, if you want a deal, be smart). The lifestyle I’dI’d become accustomed to in London was slowly killing me. I decided to pack up my bags, sell up, and flee for the Cornish coast. It was the best thing I ever did. Don’tDon’t get me wrong, I don’t regret any of it. My past life experiences have made me who I am today. I’m incredibly grateful for them. They’ve allowed me to help hundreds of people.
When I arrived in Cornwall, I started working for a social enterprise, the Jamie Oliver Foundation. We helped disadvantaged young adults (16 to 24) to find employment by training them to be chefs. I’m not a chef. I was responsible for looking after their welfare and transitioning into the big wide world after they qualified as chefs.
Working with the apprentices taught me the importance of professional conduct and ethical responsibilities. So, I decided to study for a degree in counselling and psychotherapy. I started work at a private rehab centre here in Cornwall. It was the first place where I got the opportunity to incorporate my vibrational energy healing with my counselling skills. A lot happened between the years of 2005 and 2012. It was in 2006 that I really started working with crystals. I completed several different courses on crystal healing. I finished a 3yrs, hands-on ACHO accredited diploma. I’m also a Usui Reiki Master and Sound therapist.
Before opening my Etsy shop, I’d been collecting, trading, and selling crystals for quite a few years. A year later, I opened the doors to my bricks-and-mortar shop (it isn’t really bricks-and-mortar because it’s a log cabin.) Currently, the shop is closed. I hope to re-open in 2022/23.
I now sell crystals full-time and sometimes offer counselling and healing (I’d be doing it more if I had the time).
My new dream, one I’ve been seeding for quite a while, is where you find yourself. This new space, my website, is a place where I hope you’ll want to stay for a while. I hope this will become a place you want to visit often. I want the experience to be a nice one for you.
If you got this far, I bow graciously to you. I’m grateful, thank you.
Sending love, always.