Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. I'm relieved to discover that I'm not really totally bonkers and there are plenty of other parents just like me, that worry incessantly.
Hal arrived home safe and sound..though very pale and tired....at just before 4am on Monday morning. Yes, I was still sitting here waiting up for him. The lad that drove them all home - Jamie - doesn't know how close he came to getting a big sloppy kiss off me just for bringing my boy back in one piece!
Once Hal got out of bed on Monday afternoon - by which time this golden oldie had done all his mud encrusted laundry! - he had a very long, hot shower, and then we sat down while he filled me in on the festival. He said it was totally awesome and he's going again next year! Yes it was wet, windy and muddy for the first 3 days but much better weather over the weekend. The food stalls were plentiful but expensive, and the worse thing about the site were the toilets which were filthy! So being his Mothers son he visited the aptly named "Comfy Crappers" privately run facilities for £2 a visit!!
Lord help me...tickets go on sale this Friday for the 2013 festival!
This week is turning out to be more chaotic than last week! Of course it doesn't help that one night with no sleep has left me looking and feeling like a zombie! Tuesday morning when I turned my phone on all these emails poured in, all written in German, all from Amazon DE, and all order confirmations for the many gift certificates I had apparently ordered between 4 and 4.30am that morning!
I checked my bank and there'd been no payments to Amazon, so I tried to log in to my Amazon account and couldn't. I phoned them to be told that my account had been suspended. Hmmmm so there was some fraudulent purchases then from Amazon Germany? No.
Sorry Amazon, but lying to your customers is not a good idea. I then phoned my bank who confirmed that they were multiple amounts due out of my account the next day, and all from Amazon.
Amazon didn't phone me back yesterday, so I contacted them again today to be told it is under investigation.
My bank has cancelled my cards as a precautionary measure, so there'll be no spending here until my new card arrives.
Next rant....my Dad wanted M&S vouchers for his birthday, which I ordered last week and arranged for them to be delivered on Monday. I paid the extra charges for nominated day delivery and...yes, he's still waiting. Apparently they are still at Bolton sorting office. Dad is optimistic they might arrive tomorrow, just 3 days late, and M&S customer services did say "all we can offer is our apologies".
Not good enough M&S!
So I have spent the last two evenings on the phone or firing off strongly worded emails to both Amazon and M&S. Which has left me with little time to do anything on blogger or leave comments.
I always feel bad when I don't get on blogger, even more so because I still get lovely comments off my friends and followers...my thanks to you all.
I'll be back tomorrow with my Sugar Bowl card, and I have a "friends and followers" candy to put on here when I've taken a photo, so that will no doubt be at the weekend.