• Winter Greetings... 10 December 2019 | View comments

  • Before I forget, I have an extra show in 2020, at last! I’ll be exhibiting at IGMA’s Guild Show next September, looking forward to it!

     

    I guess you’re all wondering where on earth I’ve been regarding my blog - well - to cut to the chase, over a year ago, my former website host company was bought by a bigger one. Since that time, nothing has worked as it should, or isn’t working at all in some instances, especially when I want to write more than a few sentences, or do updates and the like. I’m having to write this elsewhere and hope that when I cut and paste into my website blog, that it works! If I sit and update my blog directly into my builder package, it fails miserably. Uploading images fails too. When I click on the ‘help’ section, it boldly says “this hosting is no longer supported”!! Yet, they are happy to take my money. I’m paying for an online store, as I always did - but because Google decided that any website without ‘SSL’ would be displayed as ‘Not Secure’ - who on earth will want to buy from me? Yes, I know when you’re redirected to my PayPal account to pay, that is secure, however, I’m put off myself from buying anything from a website that displays ‘Not Secure’ in the url box! I can’t expect that anyone would want to buy only from my website given its status courtesy of Google.

     

    The other annoying part - the current host suggested and actually let me purchase ‘SSL’ so that I could have a padlock in my url… when I asked for it to be installed - they said they couldn’t install it because my website was a ‘legacy account’!! I’m still waiting for it to be refunded since June. I asked if they would refund the cost of my package if I went elsewhere; and they said no, they could only give me credit towards my current package with them. I still find this extremely upsetting, unfair; and downright highway robbery on their part, in a catch 22 situation, there is absolutely nothing I can do, apart from set up another package with them; and that’s exactly what they want me to do. Whether I do so or not when this years runs out, is a decision I need to make.

     

    Anyway, that’s my moaning over… I can’t believe December is here; and that Christmas 2019 is almost upon us! Hopefully you’re all ready and don’t need to shop until you drop - I just need a few bits and pieces, I have a couple of orders to ship this week, then I can relax a little on the run-up. If this works, (I don’t know why I haven’t tried it before), then I’ll pop by with seasonal greetings…

     

    ...working so far... let's click "save'...

     

     My Instagram, thanks if you follow me...

     

    1:24 Gingerbread House on a wrapped candy/chocolate...

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