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SELLING SWIMWEAR

Last few month countries all around there is under serious pressure. Epidemy of new Coronavirus is spreading to every corner of our planet. We all are fighting against this invisible attacker. Being affraid that it will not enter into our houses or harm anyone of our dearest.

Ok, it’s May already, even in our country we can go normal shopping without restrictions. Wearing a face mask is not any particular restriction, more unconvenient measure. But last few months all stores, except those with food, were closed. Online shopping went very popular; all online stores were full of new orders. Even Etsy reported that online sells grew up to 30% in first Quarter of 2020.

Yes, I did online shopping in last few months, but what did I buy actually. Plants, shower gels, shampoos etc.

Clothes? No.

Things for holidays? No.

Things for jogging? No.

Underwear? Yes.

Things for in-house entertaining? Yes.

Swimwear? No. Why is that? Do we know whether we could go on holidays? Not sure. I did cancel some reservations for coming summer, because of travel restrictions.

Our shop sells Men’s Swimwear, so we are in the category “non-necessary products”. But we will survive. We are still alive and ready for the moment when restrictions will be cancelled.

Check our items on Shop on Etsy

 

Natura Parendo Vincitur – we can only obbey the nature

By finding a positive result in every situation. No matter if the situation looks hopeless at first sight.

When we moved living to present location, we were very proud about having our own property. Behind the house we had small piece of land dedicated to the football pitch for our boys, aged seven and eleven. The “pitch” was covered with green grass. Then we met our first neighbour Greg, who seemed to be very nice. Greg had just planted cypresses on the fence line. When we had a chat over theĀ  fence, his talking was like he knew all about gardening and about the life of cypresses especially. We shouldn’t be worried he wouldn’t let the cypresses go over the reasonable height, he was trying to persuade us. We expected that the cypresses would look like the pictures of Tuscany landscape.

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As the time went by, cypresses grew and grew, Greg was less and less interested in talking and chatting. When the cypresses were growing, we couldn’t see him anymore, and then we couldn’t even see his house. The cypresses were almost 10 meters high. The cypresses were planted too dense so the sunlight couldn’t warm the ground behind them. Moss was spreading very quickly. Greg was always saying he was looking for a gardener who would cut the trees.

Of course we weren’t happy observing how our football pitch shrank to its minimum.

But as I said Art is when you find a good thing in a bad situation. We couldn’t cut the cypresses since they were on neighbour’s side of the fence. So we used the cypresses as a backdrop for shooting some photos of our swimwear.

This is the result. Storm and Fresco

 

We didn’t argue with the neighbour at all. Last summer surprisingly Greg hired the forester to cut the cypresses for a few meters.