I am a self-confessed coffee addict. I'm not quite sure when I started drinking coffee, but over time I've developed a fairly serious addiction. Apart from a period about 25 years ago when I was stuck in the Valle del Jerte without access to coffee I generally drink coffee starting from first thing in the morning.But I digressI was curious to see what the options were … [Read more...] about Buying Coffee Online in Ireland
I travel quite a bit for work. Along the way I naturally accumulate a mixture of both personal and business expenses. Of course a lot of my travel is booked via the company and paid for using either a company credit card or via one of our suppliers who invoices us directly.So this kind of receipt from Aer Lingus makes my head hurt:You'd think that I'd just paid them … [Read more...] about Misleading Receipts Make Me Sad
I enjoy shopping online, but it can be quite frustrating to find that some items cost way more in Ireland than they do in the UK, or when a UK site either won't ship to Ireland or simply charges significantly more to do so.This isn't a new problem. Anyone who shops online has been struggling with this for years. Sure, I like to buy Irish and I like to support local … [Read more...] about Online Shopping Zen (Sort of)
One of the frustrations when you're shopping online from Ireland some of the time is delivery. Either the costs are sky high, or the vendors simply won't ship to Ireland.Parcel Motel takes away some of that pain, as they can give you a legitimate delivery address in Belfast, which usually qualifies for UK priced shipping, which is often free.Last week was the first time … [Read more...] about Bypassing Delivery Restrictions With Parcel Motel
Over the last couple of years it's become increasingly obvious that "government' wants to be able to control more of what we all do online. Unfortunately some of the issues they're trying to deal with won't simply "go away" but forcing service providers to treat their clients as if they were criminals will cause a lot of problems for everyone.Go read my rant over on the … [Read more...] about Guilty Until Proven Innocent?