The Lockdown Gift Box

It seems to be universally acknowledged that one of the most positive side effects of this dreadful virus is that in general we are all being kinder to one another, taking more time to talk and to listen, to rekindle old friendships and make new ones – thanks to the wonders of virtual communication.

Back in the late sixties, I shared a flat in Chelsea with three other girls. It was a very smart address but we lived in an extremely damp basement and the rent, as I recall, was £7 per week!  We lived together for three or four years and then went our separate ways, meeting up again only at each other’s weddings and then life and its demands took over.

Now, suddenly, we are back to touch, updating news of where life has taken us, remembering the fun, the parties, the broken hearts, all that shared living. Initially meeting again was through emails, now there is talk of WhatsApp and Zoom. It’s wonderful - there is nothing quite like the friendships made when we were very young, is there?

This made me think about the value of friendship.  So many of you have been sending gifts to your friends and family and so I have come up with the idea of a really good value gift box for you to send to those you care about who are in isolation – A Lockdown Gift Box.

The box contains the 6 top selling pies – 4 Raw Chocolate and 2 Raw Fudge, which are Himalayan Salt, Peppermint, Ginger, Coffee, Salted Caramel Fudge and Chocolate Fudge. The pies are packed in a cardboard box, Jenga style with a sprig of rosemary.  Please do add a message on the order form which I will put on a gift card for you. I also will not include the invoice in the Box.

Of course, you could simply buy the Lockdown Box for yourself – and why not, indeed! If so, do bear in mind, given these difficult times, I have made the Box the best value way to buy our pies, working out at just £1.98 each.

So, here’s to friendship, thank you so, so much for your support and please do take great care of yourselves.