My shipment on hold

Bad news from my email today. My shipment on hold.

Hopefully, it’s not on hold next to the Al Kuwait (actually, she left this morning).

But it’s not great that my shipment sent through smash contains things that are dependent on customs obligations. No-one wants that to happen to them.

Those customs obligations are R16.13. That’s 67p or 85c.
It’s not a lot, but I’m glad that they might want to illuminate me about it.

Something seems to have been lost a little in translation [lol, you think?!? – Ed.] on the next line though. It’s almost as if for some reason, they mistook customs as in the department responsible for taxing products moving in and out of the country, with customs, meaning a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time.

Hence their use of a synonym for the wrong customs and asking me to pay my traditions obligations.


What happens if I don’t pay my traditions obligations, though? What are you going to do about it?

Wait, what? The shipment might get back to transporter?!? Not the same transporter that sent through smash contains things that are dependent on customs obligations?!?

I’d better visit their site and adhere to the directions, and then acknowledge the conveyance, sharpish.

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There are many ways in which you can be notified of a new post here at 6000 miles…

  • You could simply pop over to the blog, using the address, and see what’s been going on since your last visit.
  • You might notice that a new post has been announced if you follow me on twitter.
  • Or if you ‘LIKE’ the blog on Facebook, we’ll probably appear somewhere in your feed each time a new post is published.

But what if you’re sensible and you don’t do social media? What then?

There used to be an email subscription option, but sadly it developed some security issues (not for the subscribers, I hasten to add: it was the back end of the blog that was in danger), and it got canned by WordPress at very short notice.

And so I have instituted a new one: you’ll find it towards the bottom of the sidebar on the right, or if you’re on a mobile device, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page. Look for the word “subscribe…”.

All you have to do is enter your email address in the box provided, confirm via the link delivered to your inbox, and you’re all set. You’ll get an email telling you each time a new post is published on here, you’ll get no spam – guaranteed! – and should you foolishly wish to unsubscribe at any time, it’s just a couple of clicks away.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using the other methods as well, but sometimes a simple email is the best way forward. And thanks to the “instantaneous” feature on the new plugin, you’ll be the first to know each and every time I put pen to paper pixel to screen.

(Re) Subscribe now! It would actually be foolish not to.

Removing Mention and Retweet Email Notifications on Twitter

Catchy title, hey?

Twitter has a new default setting to send you an email notifying you of each time you get mentioned or retweeted.
While I like notifications when I get direct messages (because I don’t use them much) or new followers (because I like to say hello), if I was to get emailed each time I was mentioned or RT’d, things would get a bit ridiculous.
So I have switched those options off.


However, it seems that some people aren’t aware of how to do that. Don’t worry – it’s not hard and we’re here to help.

While logged in to twitter, go to: You can also get there by clicking the drop down menu next to your picture in the toolbar and selecting SETTINGS and then clicking the NOTIFICATIONS tab.

Now simply choose which email notifications you want to receive.
Here’s one I did earlier:

Oh, and DON’T FORGET TO CLICK SAVE! to update your notifications!

That’s actually all there is to it. You’re welcome.