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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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Brexit strikes again !

My son who lives in Holland always likes a Cornish calendar.

We bought one for the princely sum of £2 .

It was one of the square ones about 30cm square and cost us £5.50 to post using Royal Mail online app.

2 weeks later my son in Holland gets a letter demanding over 6 euros duty ,  payable online before they will deliver it ! 

 

I don't know what I did wrong on the customs form ?

Described it as "printed matter-calendar" and ticked the "gift" box and gave a value of £7 including postage.

So over £11 to post a £2 calendar.

Not worth the effort in the future.

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Thanks for the kind thoughts.  We've had a bit of snow mixed with high winds rain and sleet.  It's now 7.00p.m. local time and quietened down a lot.  I was afraid the power might go off, but it didn't.  We have problems with trees falling on power lines when storms come through.  They are now forecasting another one by next weekend.  As we tell visitors, just don't eat the yellow snow.  :biggrin:

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I should have had a blood test on Thursday .  I usually have it done locally with occasional visits to Asti hospital. It’s always been on a Thursday but they’ve changed the day to Mondays. Fortunately my husband also had a blood test today and he took my appointment with him. When he returned I was told to go straight up as the hospital realised they had made a mistake. So I had to go out in the freezing cold and wasn’t very happy about it but as soon as I got to the end of the road I saw the whole range of mountains ( the Alps) bright pink. It was so beautiful and wanted to take a photo but thought I would take it on the way back. Only a few minutes but the beauty had disappeared leaving the mountains a dirty shade of pink fading away. But it cheered me up on such a cold and frosty morning.

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22 hours ago, DAVIDW said:

Brexit strikes again !

My son who lives in Holland always likes a Cornish calendar.

We bought one for the princely sum of £2 .

It was one of the square ones about 30cm square and cost us £5.50 to post using Royal Mail online app.

2 weeks later my son in Holland gets a letter demanding over 6 euros duty ,  payable online before they will deliver it ! 

 

I don't know what I did wrong on the customs form ?

Described it as "printed matter-calendar" and ticked the "gift" box and gave a value of £7 including postage.

So over £11 to post a £2 calendar.

Not worth the effort in the future.

Yes it’s customs duty David. I was caught out a while ago I had to pay € 18.00 I ordered something from Amazon last week and didn’t realize that it  was coming from Royal Mail until it was too late to cancel . Probably another €18.00 

Im expecting another pack from UK but it’s a replacement item so I’m not going to accept it. So an item costing 66 £ plus € 18 is quite enough but then if I have to send it back myself it will be even more. So from now on no more items from UK. And look closely before ordering, I have prime so wasn’t expecting to pay above the price of the item. Very annoying.Yes I agree thanks Brexit you don’t realize what you’ve done.

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David forgot to add if they deliver your calendar your son may have to pay more because that’s only the delivery charge he will probably have to pay customs charge too.

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2 hours ago, nonnaB said:

David forgot to add if they deliver your calendar your son may have to pay more because that’s only the delivery charge he will probably have to pay customs charge too.

Thanks Nonna,

Absolutely crazy .

We used to send our grand daughter in Holland the odd gift now and then but it's just not worth the hassle now .

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35 minutes ago, denshaw said:

Just watching East Midlands today, apparently today is Brew Monday.

 

I couldn't possibly comment...   slywink

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My day was a little mixed.  I went to Wrightington Hospital for a second 'pre-op' for my planned knee replacements.  The outcome was less than inspiring..but I'll keep that for the 'Ailments, Aches, etc'. thread.

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A short diversion...Does anybody have any knowledge about Whiteley Mills Hotel, on Nottingham Road, Stapleford. We're looking for somewhere to stay, when we come up to attend a wedding in May.? Thanks in anticipation. B.

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Annswabey, thanks for your reply. I've been looking online, but I just wondered if anybody had personal knowledge of the hotel, or if they've heard any stories about it. I'm really getting bogged down with info overload. Also been looking at Travelodge, Wollaton, but I don't understand what they mean by 'breakfast to go'.(thought one would nip over to the Priory).

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My day started early. We had a power cut yesterday so Mrs PP had to reset the bedside clock. She inadvertently set it 2 hours late! So, I got up at 5.15 instead of 7.15 :rolleyes: Anyway I just carried on as normal, took my meds then did 50 min on the exercise bike. It was interesting watching the business news before 6. Made  change from all the repetitive stuff churned out on the normal news. It seems a long time waiting for lunch. 

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Full works here only on the sabbath. Otherwise a bowl of muesli and a mug of coffee. Oh and I forgot the mushrooms plus the toast and Cooper's Original marmalade to follow! Oh how I used to love the Little Chef's Olympic Breakfast when setting out on an early morning business trip!

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On 1/20/2022 at 2:58 AM, philmayfield said:

Oh how I used to love the Little Chef's Olympic Breakfast when setting out on an early morning business trip!

So did I but much more choices when heading north to RR Barnoldswick than south down the A38 to RR Filton.

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Cold this morning and the birds are very hungry. Ben and Big Maude, the wood pigeons, have even stopped chasing each other in favour of scoffing the food! Isn't love grand!

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Ah, I think I've spotted a problem there, you don't play golf with marbles they're too small! No wonder you keep losing them...

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