I’m sitting in my big coat and bobble hat with a blanket over my knees writing to you from my lounge sofa. It’s not the most stylish look I’ve ever had, but right now next to a big single-glazed Victorian window and in the middle of January I’ll take it!

We’re fighting mills and factories now to get more stock in. Production capacity is reduced while workers are at home with children away from school. The ports are impossibly difficult to pull components and product through. It’s like a daily struggle trying to navigate business at the moment to be honest, but we’re not selling fresh langoustines to France and our products are classic designs which don’t date… so, you know what, we can ride this out. We’re OK, and despite the fact I look ridiculous, I’m warm. We’re well. The kids are happy. There’s food in the fridge. And frankly, at the moment I think that’s enough.

As you’re probably aware from time to time we offer our lucky dip undies. It’s where we offer 4 pairs at half price. We choose the colours, but we promise they’re all fabulous. Women’s hipster briefs and men’s briefs are sold out currently, but are due back in the middle of February. So for now we have women’s high leg knickers (without a bow – because we’re grown ups, hurray!), our best selling men’s stretch trunks and our classic cut men’s boxer shorts too. Furthermore there’s a free tie-fastening face mask on all orders over £30. Don’t put one in the basket – we’ll just add one to the parcel.

Stay safe everyone. It’ll soon be Spring, and there’s loads of hope in that.

January 21, 2021 — Deborah Price