People who really know me well, will be surprised by this outburst, but to me "gifts" a very special things we give to our family and friends.
THE STORY SO FAR.
I send a lot of presents to my Hubby's rather large family in the UK. We also have our best friends there too. .
Friend Beryl rang on Thursday night to say she'd posted a parcel to the UK (she's from Yks) and had come across a few problems with our Post Office and insurance etc., but was gobsmacked to be told that the UK party would have to be pay "DUTY" to actually receive the parcel. She had put "gift" and the value and what was in it, on the 'custom's advice' slip.
Now we were wondering if this was true or not.
I got another phone call last night and "YES". The parcel had arrived and before she could take it home she had to pay 23 pound (I can't find the pound symbol). My heavens above, you don't want to know that I
used the "S" word. I don't really swear, it just pops out.
Well, now I am in a quandary!!!! I make a lot of gifts to send across, but I certainly don't want the recipients paying. It would hardly be a "GIFT".
We think this must be something to do with internet shopping, but gifts are gifts.
I've just had my photo done for my passport renewal and it looks like a mug shot and my face really looks like I have some blotchy red disease. Does anyone think the same if they have a passport?
I may put on some makeup (which I don't wear) and have it done again. I'm not really vain, but it's an absolute shocker. Hubby's isn't half as bad.
A LITTLE SOMETHING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.
This is the cover of the book I have spoken of in my last post. It has been reprinted many times, with different covers, but this one is one of the brighter ones. I have a Special Edition, which includes all her stories and another book on her life.
I will post again later this weekend with a bubblier lot of new. Have a lovely weekend ladies.