I’ve been following with increasing alarm Britain’s exit negotiations with the European Union simply because of the massive, unprecendented uncertainty they have created. No-one has been able to say what aftereffects there will be, either for businesses or private citizens and residents.
No-one is even able to say exactly when Brexit happens. April 12, 2019, used to be a deadline, but obviously that never happened. At least it will give me a chance to address the issue here.
Tief im Brexit-Dschungel by Twitter Trends 2019 on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
At the moment, Playfully Grownup Home customers in the UK can submit orders as normal. I will not make any immediate changes.
I will continue to fulfill my seller obligations as before, but any post-Brexit duties or changes to the customs process when packages enter the UK will remain the buyers’ responsibility.
However, I will be keeping an eye on the situation. Should the shipping be slowed down or otherwise encumbered too much by the new processes in place after Brexit, I reserve the option to end shipping to UK. I hope it won’t be necessary.
P.S. I do also think it’s incredibly shortsighted of Britain to leave EU, but whether they do or not is really not for me to decide. For the sake of UK friends and others, I hope the effects are minimal and manageable.
While looking through my photos for the last snowfalls in recent years, I ran into this striking April sunset from a few years ago:
The little pond is just down the street from us. I quite like living in the woods! 🙂
I started the month with a bang by finishing my tax returns two weeks ahead of time. It was great to be done (especially since I discovered a mistake in a previous return and had to do extra work to correct it).
In fact, I was so overjoyed that I decided to run a sale for my shop. As one does. 🙂
My work schedule was disrupted by multiple doctor’s appointments. I did, however, donate a heart banner in rainbow colors for the annual Con or Bust, Inc., auction.
I also made similar heart banners to sell. I aim to list them on Etsy at the beginning of May, as soon as I finish calculating prices and documenting plus photographing them.
Spring this year has been a little shy. We got snow not only on April 15…
…but also on the 19th – good grief! This past week, the temperatures finally, finally seem to have risen to seasonal AND stayed there in our corner of Massachusetts.
We have a bunch of early wild flowers that blanket our lawn. Last year, the tiny, tiny white ones were all out before mid-April…
…but this year we had to wait till well past mid-month. Phew! I’m so looking forward to many more warm days in May!
Reminder: the just-because-spring-is-here sale 2018 is still on, but for a limited time!
This is your last weekend to enjoy 10% off everything at Playfully Grownup Home on Etsy – the sale ends on Monday, April 30, 2018.
This sale is as shopper-friendly as I can make it: no minimum orders, limits, codes or coupons are needed.
My Etsy shop is open throughout the weekend; Saturday and Sunday orders will ship on Mondays.
Rediscovered a stunning sunset in my photo feed:
Next time I’ll try to focus the camera on the sky, not the branches. 🙂
Just because I’m done with taxes and spring is finally here, it’s time for a SALE!
Get 10% off Apr 03-30, 2018 – no minimum orders, limits, codes or coupons!
As always, please contact me for any questions. Happy spring!