Monday, 1 April 2013

Abitza Day is so much fun....lots of energy, excitement, good food and drink.
All our healers offer you a chance to see who they are and what they do at a reduced price and time.
Come along and see what we do and enjoy our festivities.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday

Sunday, 31 March 2013


Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to 3pm
Sunday - 9am to 2pm

Saturday, 22 December 2012

I went Christmas Shopping at Abitza and took a camera!

Christmas trading hours at Abitza. 

23rd December (today!) open until 2pm

Christmas Eve 8am-4pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
27th December to 31st December 10am - 3pm
New Years Day CLOSED
01 January 2013 - normal trading hours resume. 8am-5pm weekdays. 8am-3pm Saturdays and 9-2pm Sundays.

Merry Christmas xx
  (from Sue of Abitza)

Last week, I wandered up to Abitza for a lovely cuppa and a natter with Sue, Holly the Fairy and other lovelies who congregate in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Abitza.

There were som new shinies on the shelf that totally won me over and have since made their way under the Christmas tree for my daughter... and myself!

Dancing Fairies!  How could I resist!  The adorable house and fairy sculptures are still available, but the metallic print of Dancing fairies is awaiting me under the Christmas tree.

This Tiny tiger is keeping an eye on all the amethyst items thatsparkle so delightfully on Abitza's shelves.
Do you have a man in your life who likes to turn rusty old cars into shining and amazing retro-mobiles?  How cool would this plaque look in this shed!

I included these paintings because they ARE for sale and the are simply full of happy energy and I think everone should have a chance to view them before someone takes them home.

Orange is a deliciously happy colour!  All sorts of essential oils, skin products and air scenting sprays are available.  They make great gifts or wonderful pick me ups to help you recover after some intense socilising this December.

 So loving these crystal trees.  There is a Clear Quartz tree, as well as this lovely and soft green tree.

 Rainbow makers!  Shinies in your window! 
Sparkles add such a lift to everday life.

May your Celebrations this December be joyous and create wonderful memories to warm you through the year ahead.
The Tree of much glowing delight at Abitza


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A Bit Za Poetry 2-5 pm Sun the 2nd

ABITZA held their first "A Bit Za Poetry Day" last month and it turned out to be a fascinating day!
There were several readers, who came organised with their planned pieces and their best reading voices. 

From left to right, Ian, Holly, James and Gavin all took their chance in the spotlight!

One lovely lady who came in for her delicious coffee became so interested in the readings that she spontaneously joined in and gave a reading herself!

The next Poetry day at Abitza is this Sunday, on the 2nd, and our lovely ladies at Abitza have chosen a Christmas theme for the readings.  So hunt out your favourite Christmas poems, or pen a new one to express your thoughts on this festive time of year and pop down to Abitza to share them.


Here is a Christmas poem of mine from last year, to get you in the poetic mood. 

Oh sticky tape, Oh sticky tape.

Oh sticky tape so good,
now where could you be?
I sifted my way though
the box of stationary.

I found a small remnant,
from previous years,
I wrapped up five presents
with ever grateful tears.

With many gifts remaining
vulnerably unwrapped,
I need you before the
child finishes her nap.

I have a compass from Santa,
to give her this year,
please help me to cover it
with paper of cheer.

You're not under the couch,
or behind the T.V.,
I can't find you in the
3rd draw down either, see?

Your stickiness so glorious,
the way it connects
two edges of paper,
to conceal our gifts.

Please reveal your hiding place,
with a magical boom,
I bet you are somewhere in
the sleeping child's room.
Copyright ©Esse 2011

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Coffee and Circus - Abitza and RUCCIS - So Much Fun!

Circus came to Abitza on Saturday and we had a lot of fun!
The new and very exciting Tightrope (yes, it deserves a capital letter because it is so awesome) was set up on the sidewalk and many visitors to the cafe and occasionally passersby enjoyed their chance to play "Circus Tightwire Walker"!

Love how our balancing help looks as if Kate is giving Graham and I a "High Five!"

That's me (Esmerelda) in the cherry red RUCCIS t-shirt with the rainbow on my forehead.  RUCCIS stilters are taking advantage of Abitza's beautiful display window for resting purposes, after wandering along Main St, Upwey for the entertainment of the shoppers.   The stilters also peeked in through Abitza's window to admire the dream catchers that brighten up the cafe window and wave at the many RUCCISites that were enjoying their cake and coffee inside.

 The sidewalk chalking is becoming something I really enjoy doing, especially since one of our RUCCISites provided a gorgeous rainbow box of chalk colours.  There was even a coffee coloured chalk!  I'd started thinking about trying a peppermint tea (my fave!) coloured chalk when people showed great interest in the Tightrope. 

Jen of the gold glittery hair teaching Blake how to make his own juggling balls.

RUCCIS taking all the sidewalk space with our hula hoops, spinning plates and Tightrope, Abitza's new outside seating was moved inside for our facepainting and juggling ball making.  This young man was the first to try his hand at making his own juggling balls and came outside to learn to juggle.  He had a wonderful morning exploring all the other circus equipment with many other children and quite a few adults.

Jarrod wearing RUCCIS's lovely new logo next to the banner with the original RUCCIS logo.
Olivia bought her first hoop on Wednesday and by Saturday she was able to show off many new tricks for us!
The pathway outside of Abitza is quite spacious and even though the rain came to visit, we had a lovely group of hoopers, some new to hoops, including an "innocent passerby" who remembered hooping as a young girl and did quite well for her first spin in decades.

With Juggling ball in hand for extra balance, this Abitza regular shows off his new balance skills with a shy but pleased smile.
I was spoilt when I ordered my lunch, yummy Marinated Chicken Strips on delicious, crunchy salad.  The lovely waitress brought it right out to me while I was on tightrope spotting duty and it was so delicious and warm on that now chilly and rainy afternoon.

When I brought my plate back into the warmth of Abitza's cafe to congratulate the talented chef (and owner of Abitza) Sue, on her cooking, she mentioned that there had been four orders for it right after mine was served.  I'm guessing the smell and appealing look of my lunch must have inspired others. So yum!

Jane and Olivia surprised us with their previously hidden talents of Balloonology, creating swans, hats and all sorts of adorable balloon animals! 

Two Balloon Pumps and a pile of modelling balloons led to a basket inside Abitza being full of balloon animals to take home, and very creative balloonologists (love that word!) making wearable art outside.
Happy Faces to mark the end of a delightfully bouncy day. A giggly Sue, owner of Abitza. in the middle, with Sam and I acting as supports for Daniel's surprise splits.
Photo by Jayrow Photography
Thank you to everyone who came with their enthusiasm and delight to make the Circus Day such an enjoyable event! 

Were you one of the people who came and played with RUCCIS or had a lovely meal at Abitza on Saturday?  We'd love you to leave a comment if you did (or if you wish you had been there!) or just to say hi!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Giggles & Glitter & Glue! Kids Card Making classes in Upwey

These lovely smiles belong to Holly (on the left) and Sue.  Holly is starting an exciting new adventure with Abitza, adding a mix of Card making and Children on Thursday afternoons, to the Holistic Healing centre, Gift shop and Cafe.

Holly and Sue with Abitza's beautiful range of cards, including Holly's beautiful handmade cards. :-)

After all, what is more thrilling than taking some glitter, some paper and some sticky, sticky glue and putting excited children in front of it!  It will be mess you don't have to clean up  creative and colourful!

Holly described the class as a mix of cutting and stamping, mixed in with Giggles & Glitter & Glue!
The children who attend the class will get a chance to play with the Big Shot die cutting machine, which I have seen fascinate grown ups too, the fun of rolling paper and the template die through the "wringer" Big Shot and seeing amazing shapes come out the other end!

The class can cater for 8 to 10 children, so call Sue or Holly on 9754 6850 to book your child in for this Thursday and then enjoy a well earned hour of relaxation, grocery shopping without multiple additions to the trolley or even check out the healings available at Abitza for that hour!

Bookings are for each week, so if you want your child to go for the whole of term 4, let Sue or Holly know that when you call. :-)

Holly uses Stampin' Up products, which (I love) are easy to use and colour co-ordinate and have a wide colour range, designed to appeal to both Princes and Princesses as well as Mud Monsters and Funky Fresh Friends.  Also, their water based inks are non toxic and as long as you don't iron them, will wash out easily.