You are probably already aware that we're currently only shipping on Mondays and Thursdays due to Covid-19.
In addition, we're concerned about potential disruption to our deliveries. We're big fans of Royal Mail, and overall, we think they are our best option for our deliveries.
To minimise the risk to both you and us for items not being delivered in a timely fashion, we shall be sending all items as Signed For, so now we'll be able to check that our goodies reach you safe and sound, and be more proactive on those rare occasions where parcels go astray.
Unfortunately, this does mean our shipping rates have increased slightly, but we think the extra piece of mind is worth it in the current climate. To offset this, we've added a cheaper option to send our goodies as Second Class, if you can bear the extra wait.
Daphne and The Curmudgeon
As we move forward gingerly into a strange new world of self-isolation, social distancing, and toilet paper shortages, we have inevitably decided to make some changes that will affect you.
To minimise our contact with the outside world, we've decided to only ship parcels on Mondays and Thursdays, until further notice.
On a most peculiar note, we welcome two new members of staff - Mini Daphne, and The Junior Curmudgeon. They bring some unique "skills" to the team, including demanding snacks, whingeing, and strange, random noises.
As Daphne will be busy training our new, valued staff members, her focus will move away from new designs for the foreseeable future.
We are alive and well, and we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are too, and that you stay that way. We stay hopeful for a bright and "normal" future, however far away that may be. Never stop looking up!
We will continue to post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, however sporadically.
With love, and best wishes,
All at Oh For Five Minutes x
Daphne's just got me out of bed to write some blurb for World Sleep Day. The irony is completely lost on her.
Click here to view our range of "tired" related bags, mugs and keyrings
...and she did. Today is International Women's Day and why not show the world that you can and you have.
...and for those that just can't....
If Mermaids Could Buy Gifts: Much better than a fish head, or a dinglehopper, I'm sure you'll agree...
I'm Done Adulting Lets Be Mermaids Reporter Bag
Uhh, adulting. We tried adulting earier. It was rubbish, and it just made us miserable.
Why not escape the sheer drudgery of adulting, transform into the mermaid you always knew you were, and frolic around doing mermaidy things instead?
We're ever so discreet here at O45M. We know your secret, and it's safe with us. Our lips are sealed.
Let the world know your secret, whilst simultaneously pleading for discretion. Not everyone needs to know, right?
Everyone needs a break, and mermaids are no exception.
Sometimes it's nice to be a land creature for a little while, and wander around on human legs. Have you ever tried going to the Bingo in your aquatic form? Absolute nightmare.
Let the world subtly know your true identity, whilst also letting everyone know you're on your break...
Look at the colours! The pretty colours!
In tests, 8 out 10 mermaids love these colours, bubbles, and sparkles. Rumour has it the 2 out of 10 that don't are colourblind. Oh, and miserable.
Be a happy mermaid with this beautiful bag!
We usually reserve blog posts for announcing new collections and stuff but not today. Today, I waffle.
It's 5:02am and I've been designing since 1.30am. Well, not strictly true. I've been attempting to sleep since 1.30am but for about 2 hours of that I was designing in my head. In the end I figured I may as well get up and actually design. So now, one bar of Darkmilk later, I am pleased to say that we will be able to launch the "In The Wild" collection this weekend as I've now got a sloth bag ready to go.
I mean come on...who designs a sloth bag in the early hours of a Saturday morning?
Me. That's who.