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Coping with Covid-19

‘Here’s a thread of silver lining. We’ll have more time for each other and nature.’
Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods.


Like everyone, we’re concerned about the spread of coronavirus and the stress this is going to put on families, on children, and on our community. We will do everything possible to support you through these coming weeks – we’ll be sending out whatever advice we can, hopefully giving you inspiration to get outdoors so you can connect with nature and keep balanced.

The current Public Health advice is that going outdoors is a good thing to do when you're social distancing, as long as you maintain a little space between yourself –  or you and your family – and others (the guidelines recommend 2 metres). Those self-isolating should not go into public spaces – but if you have a private garden or balcony, make sure you get a bit of fresh air at least once a day.

Whatever happens, Springtime offers us a respite, promising revival – if you’re feeling overwhelmed, find a quiet spot in a green space and gift yourself a calming minute or two.

As a business, we’re going to have to adapt like everyone else. We’ll be keeping the shop open on Saturdays, and our online business will run as normal (although we’ll no longer be able to offer Next Day delivery). If you live locally you can pick up orders from the shop on a Saturday.

Should government and NHS advice change, we’ll follow that advice, just as we have diligently followed guidelines on avoiding and spreading coronavirus to date. Please keep yourself and others safe by doing the same.

In the meantime, if you are shopping online, we’re making a special plea for you to shop independent, and Shop Local where you can! For all small businesses, the next months are going to be tough. Unlike giants like Amazon, we don’t have access to huge cash reserves. We employ people within our community, and use our profits to support our communities. If we are kind, and help each other, we’ll get through this.