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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Water damage

Look at that! A little while ago there was a leak in the toilet (clean water!!) which ran through to the bedroom, making the carpet wet. When we realised it, we moved the chest of drawers away from the wall to let the carpet dry - the toilet is right behind the drawers on the other side of the wall.

Then yesterday I noticed this dark bit on the drawers. Some kind of mould or something. Apparently it got more wet than we realised and now with the hot (hot, hot!) weather we're having I guess it just went in 'full bloom'.

Most of my fabric and other craft supplies are in those drawers and I don't know if the mould might damage it. Is there anything I can do about it, maybe? Or should we get another chest of drawers? I really don't want all my crafty things to get ruined, as you can imagine!

Any ideas or advice are very welcome. Especially the ones that suggest we get a new one, so I have an excuse to get a bigger one. I promise to get it from the bargain corner in IKEA. ;-)

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scribbled by Carina 7/02/2009 07:35:00 PM


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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Mean Oilily

Hey, I don't know if you have already heard about Dutch company Oilily copying the design of one of Rosa Pomar's softies. Why is it that large companies think they can just rip off independent designers like this? Please read the post and also send an email to Oilily asking them to stop this nefarious activity. There is an English version fo the post at the bottom and an English language wording for an email to send to Oilily.

Please send an email. Maybe you don't think that your one email will make a difference, but hopefully, if everyone send them an email it will get through to them. Can you imagine it? Thousands of emails flooding the Oilily corporation!

Please make a difference. For Rosa and for independents in general!

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scribbled by Carina 4/07/2009 09:46:00 AM


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

What the hell?

Hey guys, how do you deal with people who copy multiple of your images or other content and post them on their own blog? One thing is to ask for permission, but what about those who don't? Even if they do credit you, but just go ahead and copy it, without even as much as an email. Seriously not cool.

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In case you are wondering: I still have a job. For now. And we are still getting paid tomorrow. But other than that, we don't really know. Fingers crossed that a deal will go through and some stores will continue trading, even after Christmas. Woolies has gone into administration in case you hadn't heard), and they are hoping to keep stores open atleast through the Christmas period. After that, who knows.

Seriously need a Christmas miracle this year.

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scribbled by Carina 11/27/2008 08:55:00 PM


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

There is no customer service at our local post office

Oh. My. Fucking. God.

The people that work in the post office are fucking useless. Although, to be fair, it isn't their fault. However, the way they deal with customers is very much their fault.

So. There was a note in the post box yesterday that ParcelForce had tried to deliver a parcel for me. But I wasn't it. I was at work. On the note it says: bring this note and a form of identification to collect your parcel. So I take my little note and my passport to the post office. But they won't give the parcel to me because I haven't got anything with my address* on it. "It is not us, it is Parcel Force that tells us that". Nowhere on the note does it say 'proof of id and address'. The woman does go to look for the parcel after I start arguing with her, but it turns out that the parcel is not even there! WTF?

So I leave and I am so incensed that I call the Parcel Force people to see what the hell is up with that. The guy I spoke to had to admit that no, it doesn't say anything on the note about address. He then checks to see where my parcel is at, and on their system it says that it has been delivered to the post office late yesterday afternoon, signed for, scanned on the system and everything. So I go back to the post office and say "look, I just spoke to Parcel Force, they say you can give me the parcel". But the woman (another one, but just as useless) says "no, we haven't got it, my colleague looked for you; look it's not here." How am I supposed to know that all their delivered parcels would be right there? No backroom? Apparently, it hasn't been actually transferred to the post office, but is sitting godknowswhere until 24 hours after it has been attempted delivered.

So, it is really Parcel Force's fault for having misleading delivery notes and a system that is inaccurate. But. The thing that really pisses me off is how those stupid bitches didn't even apologise for the inconvenience or for the note being misleading. They were just "nope, can't do it. Not our fault." Not a sorry, not nothing.

I was very obviously upset, but none of them offered to call Parcel Force to see where the parcel was. This is what I would have done, had I been working there. I even asked if there was somewhere I could pick it up myself. But no. No can do.

So now I can't get the parcel until the weekend, because the post office isn't open before I go to work or when I finish work. Just great.

*Danish passports do not have your address on it.

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scribbled by Carina 11/18/2008 12:15:00 PM


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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where did I put my animal anatomy book?



Probably the weirdest ad I've seen in a long while. If not ever. Animals pole dancing? A peacock with boobs?! What the..?

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scribbled by Carina 8/05/2008 11:18:00 PM


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The one where I can't buy wine

Today I went to the supermarket to buy some stuff. One of the things I wanted to buy was a bottle of red wine for when my parents come over.

I got to the till to pay, and the bottle of red is first in line. "Have you got any ID?" asks the lady at the till. Which I haven't, so I have to leave the wine behind. In England the legal age for when you can buy alcohol is 18, but shop people can ask you to show ID if you look like you're under 21 as well. So, apparently, I look younger than 21!!

I know I look younger than my actual age* (people at work are always surprised when I tell them my age), but bloody hell, this is an all-time, er, low!


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scribbled by Carina 8/05/2008 07:11:00 PM


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