What a week. Aside from dealing with all the current issues of Covid we also had a break-in to our New Farm store. The front door was smashed ( again!) and items were stolen. It happened at 1am or thereabouts so no one thankfully was there or in the vicinity.
Our hearts ached that morning as we grappled with the event. A small family business like ours and so many others have all worked tirelessly to navigate our way through this pandemic. The break in an extra very unneeded blow.
Despite the heart ache we were determined to be up and running. We opened the store and we traded on through the day. Funny how life works. For the rest of the day our hearts ached from kindness and care as so many people wrote on Instagram and Facebook, messaged and called us. We woke up early feeling so badly only to end the day feeling overwhelmed with kindness and support. Our gratitude to everyone for showing such beautiful humanity.
Yesterday was the worst Covid day in Queensland since the beginning of the pandemic. Experts still predicting the peak to be in the first few weeks of February. Increasingly we feel the ramifications of the virus, isolation and time queuing and its impact on our own business.
Queensland opened its borders this morning to all domestic travel. A signal hopefully that we are returning to the old normal for travel.
Given Covid, we're limiting trading at New Farm to a shorter time frame today. We are also doing take away only. Take away allows us to stay open however reduces the number of people in our small store space. This provides a safer work environment for our team by reducing the issue of tight confinement in these areas.
The Dello Mano Wintergarden Brownie and Cake shopis closed for the weekend. If you have any questions always just please call us on 0498002468
Our online orders are open and operating as normal. We deliver our Brownies to all capital cities and rural areas in Australia. We deliver our cakes to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. If you wish to order by phone please call 0498 002 468
Delighted this morning to read an ABC articleabout a shipping container parked at Sunny Bank High School. No ordinary container but rather a fully fitted out Intensive Care Unit. Apparently first developed for remote communities, the container is set up to allow a type of "Year 13" for students unsure of what they would like to do post school. What a fabulous idea.
One thing I know witnessing our own daughters leaving school. Nothing has changed in terms of the confusion, uncertainty and to some extent anxiety around choosing an occupation. Even though times have changed from when we left, it is a more expensive choice for kids these days. It is now a financial loan. This next generation will experience on average 6 career changes during their working life. The financial ramifications of tertiary education however still makes for a contemplative and difficult time. Good idea Sunny Bank High!
Like so many we've relied on the garden to help alleviate stress during the pandemic. We're currently reaping the rewards of sowing Sunflower seeds back in the Spring. Such a stately and elegant flower as it stands towering over the rest of the vegetable garden. This lovely shot taken in our garden this morning.
Many who yearn to travel will relate to me standing this morning enjoying the Sunflower with my mind cast back to driving through the fields of Tuscany. A moment to remember admiring the never ending sea of those yellow sunflower faces. What a glorious experience.
We're so grateful for your support and understanding as we work our way through this Covid situation.
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