Where have we been? Since Covid hit back in 2020, Seres Gifts hasn’t been out and about much. With no events from 6th December 2019 until November 2021, like many of you, we had to change our plans.
We were overwhelmed by support for our online shop during lockdown, with many of you deciding to adopt the #supportlocal #supportindependent #supportsmallbusiness ethos, for which we sincerely thank you.
We have gone back to events again, and this year will continue to be present at those events that we believe are well run and committed to offering customers a super selection of individual stallholders in a safe and friendly environment.
Those of you with keen eyes would have recognised, though, that there hasn’t been much social media activity for a while. What on earth have we been doing? Have we been sat with our feet up, enjoying some time off? No! Not at all!
It’s been busy, busy, busy for the last two years. Like many of you, we had to adapt. Sophie and her ever-patient model, Helena, both pushed their sleeves up to get involved in rolling out and delivering their local Covid vaccination programme. This surprisingly full-time role meant that there was very little time for too much else. They got to work with GPs, healthcare professionals, council employees and volunteers in an incredibly busy, yet rewarding, environment. And of course, there was the public. Over 89,000 of them! This work has now stopped, thank goodness, and some sort of normality is returning.
And through her work with the Covid programme, Sophie was approached to project co-ordinate another project, TEC Mates. Again, this involved work with a mix of organisations and volunteers, this again proved a challenging and rewarding opportunity.
But now, we’re focused on improving Seres Gifts for you. We want to update the website. Lockdown allowed us to better understand what you need to enjoy shopping with us so we will be working to make those improvements and bring them to you over the next few months. There’s still other work to juggle, but we aim to make these changes as quickly as we can.
We will continue to bring you a fabulous selection of gifts and accessories and, despite the most challenging set of circumstances we have had since we started way back in 2005, we are committed to making sure you get the best quality for the best price, as always.
For now, though, thanks for sticking with us!