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My Ramblings

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***WARNING*** Major rant alert, complete with CAPITAL LETTERS and over-zealous use of punctuation!!!! {--- like that.

If you drive a car in the UK, you'll know all about car tax. You'll also know that in October 2014, the DVLA did away with the familiar paper tax disc and introduced payments by direct debit.

At first glance, it all seemed like a great idea. No more fiddly tax disc cluttering up our windscreens and the ability to spread the cost over a year. Bonus! However, with the first anniversary almost upon us, the glitches are starting to show.

Since I started driving in 198... *cough*, I've never so much as had a single issue taxing a car. But this year, so far my latest renewal has involved 4 telephone calls to the DVLA and 3 failed attempts at applying for my tax online. Grrr!

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  • UBBER Nicky
    UBBER Nicky says #
    Great blog UBBER. I didn't know the reminders were going to be phased out. I renewed by direct debit for 12 months, but didn't k
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    I foresee one of those infamous British U-turns! lol
  • Chris Rudd
    Chris Rudd says #
    Oooooh how I sympathise. I recently had to renew both my passport (Ha... spell checker tries "piss pot" ) AND my driving license.

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How to stop shoes from hurting your feet | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Right. Let's talk about shoes.

Specifically, my Gucci ballet pumps. (Ain't they pretty?)

Hands up all the ladies who've tried on THE most comfortable pair of shoes in the world EVER, only to discover your feet in shreds minutes after an actual, real-life, wearing-them-for-longer-than-30-seconds situation?

Yes, that.

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    I hope it works for you! :-)
  • thistle
    thistle says #
    Great idea! I'll have to try that!
  • theresa ogrady
    theresa ogrady says #
    Well i must say brilliant i tried it today
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Yay! And somewhat relieved after gushing on about it!! lol
  • Holly H
    Holly H says #
    And they look amazing - will be trying it on my new shoes!!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Sales of Vaseline may be about to increase. Perhaps I should get in early and ask for a cut! lol
  • moo
    moo says #
    Ooh who 've thought ? I'll need to buy some more to try that out
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    I KNOW! A little bit of Vaseline under all those straps...
  • Diane W
    Diane W says #
    I am SO trying this!!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Yay! Let me know how you get on!

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