We have been really busy over the last year. The shops were shut so we all turned online. It has been invaluable to be able to shop from home, not only when there was something we really needed, but also buying ourselves treats to keep our spirits up!
Now the shops have opened again we are having a bit of a rest with a couple of holidays – mainly at home! It wasn’t until this spring that we realised we hadn’t had a break since this all started over a year ago!
Another side effect of the pandemic for us has been that the increased demand for goods from the east has caused difficulties with supply. Manufacturing slowed or stopped for a while, demand increased and the pressure on hiring shipping containers has vastly increased the cost of transportation. It can now cost four times as much to send a container load from Indonesia than it did before the pandemic. You may therefore notice that quite a few of our popular products are out of stock, but hopefully not for long. More supplies of selected items should be arriving next month, while others may not be available until October. If you are wondering when something will be back in stock, do email us and we will find out for you.
This will inevitably lead to an increase in prices but we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum and hopefully things will return to normal as time goes on.
We thank you for your custom, and your patience if what you want is out of stock. We are all looking forward to doing more things and going more places and send you all our very best wishes.