It's time to take it a bit 'sloh-er'.

We call ourselves a sloh-living brand, (slow living) and there is a lot of content on our website about the movement, but not much about the 'why' or 'how's of it all.

If you take the time to read through these few words, you will understand a bit more about where it all started and why:

As I'm writing this section on our website, I am looking out at a nursing station in the ICU.  Connected to as much lines as one would be - tangled!

This is now the umpteenth visit to the hospital, I've stopped counting the amount of ICU stays and the theatre staff almost knows be my name by now. 

As if the last few visits wasn't a 'wake-up call' to take things slower, here I am yet again - trying my best to hear what God is trying to say to me. And trust me, He is talking to us, we just have to stop and listen

The crux of the slow living movement lies in the word "slow" - it encourages you to slow the pace of your life. We live an incredibly fast paced life celebrating "more". That includes  bigger, higher, faster, faster, faster, faster, NOW.

The consequences, unfortunately, was more packages, quicker delivery, faster service, more parcels. As successful as we might have become, we could not possibly keep up with this obsession of more.

After being told that I needed a kidney transplant in 2017, I stopped & tried to focus my attention to people & animals (the dearest I love and the furriest I cannot imagine my life without). My business was my passion and I decided to name it after the nickname my husband has for me: Meisiekind.

As the business grew, so did the demand, the need for more, quicker, bigger and off course: from faster to NOW

No one realised that this is just a small business, with the aim to bring joy and prettiness to anyone and everyone. The focus became the speed of delivery.

Back to the beginning of this story - with my last visit to ICU, in renal transplant rejection, I made the final decision to embrace slow living 100%. 

We do not offer emergency services, we are no health care workers. We do not work 24/7. In fact, the idea is to bring love to the table. I have therefor decided to make our online shop smaller, with more variety of products in our physical store.

And you know what? We AIM TO SELL OUT! If we do not have any of our items listed online, we will surely suggest an alternative. Otherwise, we're sorry...but we're sold out.


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