LIFE IN LOCKDOWN

May 08, 2020

LIFE IN LOCKDOWN

Well it is a funny old world we find ourselves in isn't it? We are almost 8 weeks into our family's lockdown, a life restricted to four walls, a postage stamp back garden, fingerprint jewellery making and a rather beautiful daily walk. We have settled into our new normal rather well, all things considered, excepting our youngest, Mr Noah, who doesn't really understand whats going on and why we are no longer taking him to his favourite places. 

autism seaside joy

I literally can't wait for the day I can take him back to a deserted Welsh beach and let him run off his endless energy. He gets such joy from this simple thing, as you can see from the photo above. The sea satisfies his sensory needs and he is so much happier there than anywhere else, as its a freedom he usually is denied due to his tendancy to do something dangerous! It's hard watching him flip sadly through beach photos on his dad's phone and not understanding why we suddenly don't take him there anymore.

On the business side, things are still ticking by. Thank you to all our wonderful customers who have continued to place orders with us during these uncertain times, and for giving us the extra time we need to make and dispatch your orders, whilst looking after our three children. Our thoughts are starting to turn to Father's Day, which is on 21st June this year, and we will be updating the website shortly to show you all the great gift ideas we have for Dad's. We have also begun work developing a small collection of photo jewellery, which has been on our roadmap for quite a while, but haven't quite got around to as we always seem to have more ideas than we have time. Hopefully we have some photos to follow of that, assuming it's a productive weekend!

For now, we are about to head off on our daily walk. We are lucky to live near a wonderful circular walk (very important with an autistic child that hates turning round!) that takes us through beautiful woodland with gorgeous dappled light.

shropshire walk

At the moment there is so much wild garlic in flower and the smell in the air is really quite beautiful. Plenty of bluebells and forget-me-nots too, and many other flowers which I don't know the names of. I particularly love walking under this ivy arch and wouldn't be at all surprised to find a fairy or two living there! Anyway, Noah is passing me my walking boots, so best sign off. Enjoy your bank holiday weekend x

fairy arch

 


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