Today my car didn't start, but I'll come back to that.
It's been approximately five months since we first heard the dreaded word "coronavirus". Now it's July, and I thought it would be a good time to check in with you all.
It's business as usual for Room to Bloom. As I've shared before, I've always run this business from my Melbourne home and it has always been just me with the support of my husband and kids. I have never hidden the fact that I am based in Melbourne and never would. I love Melbourne and despite the current situation, there is no place I would rather be. Since coronavirus entered our dialogue, I have been very lucky to work fully from home, as has my husband. My children aren't particularly happy to be home learning, however, they are making the most of the adjustments. We're all making sacrifices, with the biggest sacrifice of all being the isolation from our loved ones. We are doing everything possible to stay safe and contribute to the joint effort required to reign this menace in. Of course, nothing compares to the sacrifices being made by those in the front line and I have never felt more respect for nurses, doctors, and police to name a few. I am also grateful to the everyday people who continue to work in other essential services.
As I said though, it is business as usual with the addition of loads more hand sanitiser (my hands are so dry), extra surface disinfecting and zero face to face contact with suppliers (I do miss the annual trade show). The only time I venture out is to buy groceries, which is not very often and not for very long. Trust me, mandatory mask-wearing does not encourage one to enjoy grocery shopping.
So that brings me to my car not starting. Today I had a flat battery because the car hasn't been started for so long. The highlight of my days is walking up to the Post Office with your wonderful parcels. These outings also allow me to sneak in some much-needed exercise and vitamin D.
So if you see a gift you would like to send, please be assured that this small business is doing some extreme social isolating and operating under the strictest sanitary conditions.
If you would like to read more about the measures I am undertaking to operate safely during this time, please check out my April blog post.
Finally, please feel free to contact me at any time with any concerns you may have. I'd love to keep making your gifts and in return, support my amazing suppliers across Australia. After all, we're all in this together.
Wishing you well.