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  • I Survived . . . and spent a FORTUNE!!!!

    Hello! Im back!

    I had a fantastic holiday, survived the plane journeys despite my gloomy predictions, and bought sooooo much craft stuff that I had to buy another suitcase to bring it all back!!!!!! No, Im not joking, I really did!

    I got my lovely making memories slice machine, which I am going to try out later . . a bit tired at the moment as my flight was overnight last night, so I have missed a night of sleep somewhere!

    It's nice to be back though!

    Claire x

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    glad you had a lovely time and have gots lots of lovely crafting to do with all your new buys
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    • #3
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      • #4
        Lucky you!! Sounds like you had a lovely time and have some great goodies. Must be nice to return to a bit of sunshine too!
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        • #5
          Good!

          What did you do to cope with the planes? (dream about all the lovely stuff you had in the extra suitcase??)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
            Good!

            What did you do to cope with the planes? (dream about all the lovely stuff you had in the extra suitcase??)
            Lol, I was paranoid it would go missing! It was all worth quite a lot all together because a friend had given me over £200 to get stuff for her too! I was quite relieved to see it trundling round the conveyer belt!

            I had tablets for on the plane, and actually the worst bit for me is the take-off, once that is over I just concentrate on getting through a little bit at a time and there were lots of distractions like meals and things. Plus it was virgin, so had own tv screen and could choose own film, so watched bride wars on the way out and marley and me on the way back.

            I also spent some time with my eyes shut planning mosaic tables lol! I got some lovely fabric for matching cushions! I wish I could have got more, but my second suitcase only just shut as it was!

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            • #7
              Welcome home!!

              Glad to hear that you had a fab time and bought yourself lots of crafty goodies... can't wait to see your new creations!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by claireybear View Post
                It was all worth quite a lot all together because a friend had given me over £200 to get stuff for her too!
                Lucky the customs man didnt clobber you for import duty then!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sparkysdad View Post
                  Lucky the customs man didnt clobber you for import duty then!!
                  Really?! Would they do that on that kind of stuff? It wasnt like I had loads of the same thing or thousands of cigarettes or something lol! Im glad I didnt know that at the time - something else to worry about lol!

                  Ive just been having a play with the slice . . it is soooo cool! And really, really easy to use. So both big shot and robo will be sold soon, although robo has to wait until sister's wedding is over in case she needs any last minute place names cutting or something!

                  I cant wait to play properly but much too tired tonight! And Ive got a mosaic table drawn out to work on tomorrow as long as the tiles I ordered have been safely delivered to Mum's work! Busy, busy!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by claireybear View Post
                    Really?! Would they do that on that kind of stuff? It wasnt like I had loads of the same thing or thousands of cigarettes or something lol! Im glad I didnt know that at the time - something else to worry about lol!

                    Ive just been having a play with the slice . . it is soooo cool! And really, really easy to use. So both big shot and robo will be sold soon, although robo has to wait until sister's wedding is over in case she needs any last minute place names cutting or something!

                    I cant wait to play properly but much too tired tonight! And Ive got a mosaic table drawn out to work on tomorrow as long as the tiles I ordered have been safely delivered to Mum's work! Busy, busy!

                    home, glad you had a nice time, and lots of lovely crafts to keep you busy now, lucky thing. Ohh and if you are serious about the craft robo please give me a shout as im after one
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                    • #11
                      glad you had a good time and managed the flights - well done!!!! the craft stuff will keep you busy now!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by claireybear View Post
                        Really?! Would they do that on that kind of stuff? It wasnt like I had loads of the same thing or thousands of cigarettes or something lol!
                        Errm yes they do that on "anything" you bring back from a non EU country.. the limit used to be about £150, but I gather its about £300 now.. anything above your personal allowance you are supposed to declare and pay the duty..

                        A lot of folk forget when they travel outside the EU - like when the £/$ rate was very good many folk would do a short break shopping trip to NY etc.. can be a bit of a shock when you get back home and the "bargains" cost a little more than you think!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sparkysdad View Post
                          Errm yes they do that on "anything" you bring back from a non EU country.. the limit used to be about £150, but I gather its about £300 now.. anything above your personal allowance you are supposed to declare and pay the duty..

                          A lot of folk forget when they travel outside the EU - like when the £/$ rate was very good many folk would do a short break shopping trip to NY etc.. can be a bit of a shock when you get back home and the "bargains" cost a little more than you think!
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                          • #14
                            Fantastic! Can't wait to see what you make!
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                            • #15
                              Glad you had a good holiday, cant wait to see your new creations!
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