Covid Coping

Posted by Danielle Hardy on

Hello,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well and doing all that you need to do to protect yourself and those around you?

So, we are stuck in the middle of a lockdown with all the pressures and hassle that entails and it is not a great deal of fun. Shops, pubs and restaurants are closed, people are furloughed and the kids are off school, I personally have never seen anything like it before and hope never to again, strange and scary times.

That said, we are all getting stuck in with home-schooling, baking, DIY and various crafts, including all manner of needlecraft, sewing, cross stitch and tapestry and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, not just for your orders (and gosh, there are a lot of those!) but also for your patience and understanding in what I can only describe as one of the busiest, stressful and most manic times I have ever encountered.

Thank you for your kind words, your gifts, your patience and your understanding of the delays, stock issues and postal problems, thank you for your support, your encouragement and your conversations, for your terrible jokes, your hilarious stories and for sharing your crafting genius.

It is times like these that bring out the best in people but sadly, in some cases, also the worst but we won’t dwell on that, you know who you are.

For a giggle, I have penned a little light hearted poem,

 

A Retailer's Response

 

I wish to thank you lovely lot

For your continuing support

Through this testing, trying time

Thank you all for being so kind

Thanks again for your patience true

With my delays dispatching to you

For your understanding of the mail

Being slower than a snail

With the shortages of stock

And everything else that ran amok

Thank you all for being so great

When everything was and is still running late

Which brings me to those who scream and shout

The virus issues are not my fault

A needlework kit is not life saving

There is no need for misbehaving

There is no need for your rudeness

Which has caused some distress

To more than me, of that I’m sure

Luckily, there is a cure

So if a short memory you have got

Just remember, I have not

For those of you who went too far

I will remember who you are

And you will not be helped by me again

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen!

 

Keep smiling and stay safe everyone,

 

Danielle


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