I am writing this blog post at a very peculiar moment in time when the whole world is experiencing a global pandemic due to Covid-19. By now, pretty much everybody knows how coronavirus temporarily or irreversibly is changing our lives and work. I have called this post Lockdown Diaries but I am seriously hoping this will be the only post in this Diary.
I have collated a few pictures for your visual pleasure, but generally we have been juggling homeschooling, work and looking after family like never before. Ivo is a critical worker by day, so he is still out and about. Like most gardens, ours is a permanent sports ground, the kitchen table is a permanent table tennis set up and there are school books in every corner of the house. We have been baking and exercising more than ever before, which probably would lead us to being fatter and fitter than never before. I wish clapping uses more calories than it does…
You might be curious to know that I am not a fan of running but adore roller skiing, which is the training ground for cross country skiing. You would be relieved to hear I do not wish for snow right now. Instead, I am happy to reconnect with nature and the beautiful countryside around our home offices.
We’ve been given this gift of time at the moment, so naturally, I turned into creativity for an outlet. It’s the first time in forever that I thoroughly enjoyed the painting and design process and did not squeeze this range between school runs, trade shows, admin, licensing projects, agents, orders, accounting, school runs etc.
This new range had to be called Rainbow for very obvious reasons but also it turned out to be very colourful and positively summery at the end. It is now on our trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk, ready for when life switches to a different gear.
I will be sharing the designs on our Instagram page, so if you don’t follow us on social media already, please do connect (@sabivodesign) as life after lock down might continue online for the foreseeable future.
Hope to see you there.