This week we have received two bad news – one that affects all green lovers in Europe, and one that affects only to our shop. The first one is that, after April 1, selling herbs and herbal medicines will be illegal in Europe, giving the big pharmaceutical devils all the power and taking in all from the people. The anarchist in me is boiling, and by no means I will stop growing, using or selling herbs, but that may affect Etsy’s regulations about it and, when that happens, we’ll have no choice but taking all herbal products away from the shop. Don’t worry, you will still buy them directly from me, because as I said no-one is going to tell me what can I do with what I grow on my garden.
Second new-that-sucks, our supply of bottles is almost over, and the supplier can’t get us more. The economic crisis in Spain is growing every day! We are looking for another source already, but we can’t promise we will have the funds to order bottles as all I’ve found is in the UK, and that means huge shipping costs. So, purchase your oils and waters while you can, because we may be discontinuing many products in the near future.
To me, all these are signs of change in our direction, and change doesn’t worry me. I’m only worried about all the small businesses that will become illegal and about the unemployment that could bring (as if we needed it right now!), but not about us. We’re working on a small website in Spanish for our dolls, very much an online portfolio for our local customers, and I am preparing a new batch of porcelain dolls to sell; Spain is a country of doll lovers and miniaturists, and I think it’s time to take a leap of faith and think that while some doors may be closing, it may the time to go and open new doors, conjure new doors, create new doors – or simply, forget about doors.