Welcome! Well, as I write, the world’s a peculiar place. Coronavirus is everywhere and the UK is in lockdown. Small businesses everywhere are facing ruin, and many workers have been laid off, furloughed, or just have no shifts to work on their zero-hours contracts.Keeping going I’m very, very lucky. I’ve been offered the option to go back to work in my old job (I worked for the NHS until about six months ago). Because I live rurally, we’re well used to isolation, so lockdown isn’t so bad. But I’ve declined the offer, because I want to use the time to get a business up and running. More than one person has said I must be mad, trying to launch a business now! They might be right. But I had embarked on this adventure prior to all this mayhem starting, and I don’t want to put it on hold and risk losing impetus completely.Baby boom? Add to that, I think there’s going to be a spike in births come Christmas, because when people are bored and stuck at home they opt for a free, fun, fitness activity! I’m not going to complain. In fact, it’s my mission to ensure that you have the best guilt-free good times that you can!Supporting small business I had the idea for Higher Desire kicking about for months before I decided to act on it. I struggled with confidence, and if I’m honest, I struggled with my mental health too. I pondered a name, I pondered what I wanted to stock, and I started to hunt down makers. Turns out that there are an awful lot of people out there who are crafting in order to make ends meet. I have so much respect for them – they’re often women juggling childcare, running a home, and trying to run businesses. Any one of those things is hard work; all three is madness. So I knew that I wanted to support them.I might not ever set the world on fire. I don’t think I want to. But I do want to make just a little bit of a difference – by all means, join me.