Well it would appear that my bank card has been compromised, I tried to use it to buy some Whiff of Joy stamps, tried to pay via PayPal and it was declined 4 times. I was mortified, as I know there is more than enough money in the bank to cover it. After calling the bank twice we managed to discover that there had been some suspect attempted transactions on the 26th March....... Eh, hello, that was a fortnight ago!! So because I don't recognise these attempted transactions, the bank have cancelled my card now and are sending me out a new one. But in the meantime I have a tenner in my purse and can't get any more money until Tuesday because of the bank holiday. But on the bright side, at least we have caught any problem before it gets worse. Two years ago, Graham's bank card was cloned at the local ATM and it was used for about £500 of stuff, including an £8 congestion charge in London. The bank were very good and refunded all the money taken from our account, but it was the inconvenience of cancelling the cards and waiting for new ones to arrive. Thank Crunchie for internet banking, or they could have cleared our bank account before I spotted it.
My new Elisabeth Bell stamps from Sugar Nellie arrived yesterday and I managed to ink up half of them, so I'm hoping I can distract the kids with their easter eggs for a while today so I can get a chance to colour some in and attempt to make one or two cards - don't hold your breath though.