Virus / Shipping /
Update - Corvid-19 / Ordering and Dad
Corvis-19 Under government restrictions most bricks and mortar shops have had to close. Online businesses can continue trading. Many of our suppliers are still continuing to sell/ship goods, so far we have had no
problems obtaining stock. All delivery companies seems to be trading as normal, we have had no problems with items sent by Royal Mail, My Hermes, UPS, or any other carrier. Many deliveries are put on the customers doorstep, the
driver then knocks on the door and steps back to a safe distance, allowing the parcel to be picked up. This obviously allows for the driver to take back the parcel if no one answers the door.
Many of our smaller accessories can fit into a jiffy bag (lens caps, cleaning cloths etc) these we normally put in the local post box to prevent ourselves having to queue in the Post Office.
Online Ordering It has been weeks of trying to sort out something as simple of changing our online gateway provider (the experts who sit between our website and the online credit/debit card input screen). We now more or less
have everything sorted, and we will soon be able to accept debit/dredit card payments via WorldPay on the website.
Payment online can currently be made via PayPal, or we can accept payment over the telephone. If you email us with detail of the items you want, we can email back a link to pay via WorldPay online.
Dad This page was previously an explanation of how basically I had put selling binoculars to one side whilst I looked after Dad, who has had to be moved into a care home with Dementia and Alzheimer's. There have
been many calls and emails asking how he (and us) are doing. I guess in a word "fine" would sum it up. He has been in care about a year now. He is still physically quite fit, although mentally continues to go down hill.
The care home has been in lockdown since the middle of March, only accepting essential visitors (which they said was Doctors/Nurses only). It is difficult leaving him in there with no visits, but at the minute, it is for the best.
Thank you to everyone who has emailed and phoned offering support, it appears too many people have been touched by these awful diseases.
This page updated: March 2020