The time comes in every little one’s life, when the baby room, just does not cut it anymore. Rosie, now three years old, wanted a proper girls room and of course it had to be pink. The problem was, Mum and Dad could not stand the idea of a paint fumed house. Not to mention the agony of Rosie being out of her space and routine, perhaps for days. The answer came when they selected to use Cherish Fairy Floss by Colourfied. Due to the fact that it is 100 % solvent free, non toxic and low odour, all the issues just melted away.
In fact, Rosie played happily in her room as John painted and Belinda could be busy getting on with other things. With her room finished that afternoon, Rosie slept in her big girls bed, in her new pink room, that very night. As we all know a happy child means happy parents. Not so much Fairy Floss but real the magic of choosing the right product.
A short while ago in my local newspaper, there was an exceedingly sad story. An elderly lady had been cleaning her kitchen with a product that was loaded with solvents. On hearing a strange noise she turned round and found her greatly loved parrot called Polly, had literally dropped of the perch. With a broken heart she wrote to the newspaper to try to warn others about this danger.
Most people are aware of solvent abuse and its very deadly outcomes in our most marginalised communities, they just do not expect it in their own homes. However, they unknowingly bring solvents into their homes every time they decorate with paints and tints that contain them. Even many of the “low” V.O.C. paints on offer, become full of solvents after they have been tinted. Please do not be fooled by fancy tin labels, it is what the real contents are, after the colour is added, that counts.
If you have ever had the experience of one of your loved ones struggling to breathe after being exposed to normal paint,you will agree its not something you want others to suffer or witness. That is why Colourfied only sells 100 % solvent free paint and tints.
When I was only little and had saved up some pocket money, one of the exciting things to do was to go to the Grocers Shop to buy some lollies, as a special treat. It really shows my age when I tell you that the “sweeties” as we called then in Scotland, were weighed out into a paper bag. I often selected the Dolly Mixtures, as they were very light weight, so you got a lot for your money. By now you will have guessed I am Scottish.
After taking the lollies home,the mixture was poured into a glass bowl and looked fabulous. There were lots of different colours, shapes and flavours, some were all one thing and others were made up of multiple layers. Some even stuck together with other pieces of their own kind or got blended with another type.
Now, I am yet to meet anybody who liked all the different flavours or colours, but the great thing was, that someone always liked and chose the ones others did not much care for. So, by the end of the bowl, none was ever left uneaten.
It made me think about families and how they are a bit like Dolly Mixtures. Not every one is the same nor to everyone’s taste. However, it is only because they all exist and can exist together, that makes the mixture work.
It finally happened, after many hours and a learning curve like the side of Mount Everest our website https://colourfied.com went live yesterday. Mel and I had to crack open the Champagne, the joy was so overwhelming. Really hope you can have a look at our website and we would love as much feed back as you can give. The more we hear the more we can refine the experience for our visitors.
This blog post is dedicated to all those who love us and those who have loved us in our lives. It is that care and support that created the foundation where we could build our dream. Thank you.