There are times when my patience is surely tried to breaking point...
Shop on-line they say...it's easy they say...it might well be if you live in England or Timbuktu...or the outer reaches of Mongolia.
If you happen to live in the Republic of Ireland then you'd better think again before drooling over some must have crafty item that you simply can't live without, because the minute you've spent interminable hours filling out on-line forms and go to click on the 'pay now'...up pops a helpful message...'Sorry, this item cannot be delivered to R.O.I.'
You'd have thought I'd have learnt my lesson by now and remembered to look at delivery options and details first...sometimes I do remember. Other times I don't.
Then you find a firm that'll actually struggle to the post office with your modest parcel...and the postage takes your breath away.
I found a site which sells beautiful decoupage paper...it's very thin...almost like tissue paper...and weighs virtually nothing even if you buy a wodge of it...this firm has an excellent selection and is modestly priced. They charge ten pounds sterling postage. Change that to the hateful, horrible, nasty euro and it'd be around thirteen euro postage for an item which is costing three sterling and weighs as much as the average letter...
Then there are the countless times I see free downloads available for all manner of goodies...everything from crochet patterns to templates for simple birds...so I click on the download and they ask me to login...so I join up...then I ask for the download again and they say the e-mail I've provided is already in use...well it would be, I've just used it to join, in order to download a template of a stupid bird...I fill the form in again and it bounces straight back at me...this time it's the password at fault. Ask to re-set the password and lo and behold when they send a link to click, the page is 'unavailable'
So I swore and tried to fathom out how to use the flower loom which came free with a magazine instead.