Running this store is Silvia (hola! that's me!) and I was born in Barcelona fourty-some years ago.
I speak Catalan (who doesn't in Barcelona?) but I feel more comfortable in Spanish as my parents are from the south of Spain and our language in the house always was castillian spanish. Unfortunately, politics are a bit complicated in Spain/Catalonia these days - happy to talk about my views if you ever have the interest.
I have two little munchkins - Maya is now 7 and Lola who is 4 years old. And they keep me busy. I am so happy to be the mum of two little girls. They are beautiful, and confident, and stubborn and passionate.
We mainly speak English at home now, but I have every intention to teach the kids Spanish and understand their spanish grandparents and aunties so now and then I put my foot down and it's only spanish for the day! Not often enough though.
I work almost full-time as a senior consultant in digital delivery, while keeping this small business going and proud of providing great customer service, but it means that you'll see me working often passed 11 pm as it's otherwise impossible to do both.
Paul is my husband and best daddy to our daughters and he brings sanity into our house - he drops the kids and picks them up, starts dinner and picks up toys every day of the week. Always calm, always smiling.
I am the one with big ideas, bold decisions, and resilient working times (always working!) - and he's the calm sea behind supporting everything I do.
The kids love him, and we rely on him to keep going.
We live in Thornbury, and we love the 'little town' feeling around here even though we are only 8km away from the CBD. It's of course hard to run a family, full-time jobs and a small business on the side with no family in town, but we are going from week to week and so far no disasters. But yeah, no much time for candlelight dinners either, that's for sure.
We run this online store with so much love and we care so much for every one of our customers, some have become friends now.
Dont hesitate to send us an email if you have any questions, we would love to say hola!