CORONAVIRUS lockdown has created a new 'normal' way of living and seen businesses diversify the way they work.

Among those who have dramatically changed the way business operates is arts and crafts studio The Potting Shed in Market Street, Hoylake.

Their positive outlook on the future is echoed in the message on the shop's front window.

It reads, simply, Storms don't last forever.

A spokesperson for the company said: "We are creative souls, so whilst you can't join us in the studio - we are bringing The Potting Shed experience to you at home.

"We have a large selection of kits to choose from, both pottery painting and many other crafts to make sure the fun doesn't stop just because you're stuck at home!

"We also have party ideas, step-by-step workshops, lockdown family projects, pocket money crafts up to big pieces that will take hours and hours to complete.

"Colouring in pieces where the pattern is already fired onto the pot, speciality glazes for awesome effects - so many choices. Have a look and see what you fancy doing today!

"We'll make sure your Potting Shed experience is safe and fun with ideas for every age group.

"We'll even deliver Eddie's famous Malteser tiffin or brownie if you want some!

"Keep checking back as we'll be adding new kits as fast as we can.

"If you have any questions at all, please just ask."

The company has been open for 14 years and some staff have had to be furloughed, but the public's support is stronger than ever.

The spokesperson added: "We've used the past eight weeks that we've been closed to work on a safe way to deliver a new service to you.

"We've risk-assessed every step of the way to make sure we'll be safe as well as you.

"You might need to bear with us at the beginning until we get used to this 'new normal' way of working!"

It now offers a click-and-collect type service, so you can order and pay online and collect from outside the door of the studio at a set time. It is also offering a delivery service three to four days a week across Wirral.

This service will be free for orders over £25 or there will be a token £2 charge for orders less than this value. Again, this service will be completely non-contact.

"All deliveries, regardless of value, will be delivered free until the end of May.

"We are so excited for the chance to see you again - even if it is at a distance!"

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