I needed a device for accepting cards payment over the one weekend. Of course banks could not make contract this short. Though CBA doesn't have fixed contract just join fee, monthly and end of contact fees.
Then I found a company which does hiring EFTPOS machines for short term, but it was pricy.
However I found another cheaper solution, which was PayDirect, and went with it. Unfortunately after sighing a contract I found another cheaper and better solution - PayPal Here.
Australian and the US standards about infant car seats require a base to permanently fit in a car and a portable capsule. The base is optional in the US. The standards about strapping of a capsule in the two countries are still different.
How to fit an Australian capsule you can find here. It's maxi-cosi manual.
European standards are not that difficult as Australian one. No base, no extra belts.
But what I what to talk about is design of car seats.
Let's compare design in the US, Australia and Europe by one big company as Maxi-Cosi. They are big company and have their car seats distribution in all of these countries.
Since I'm mummy-to-be I should prepare a lot of things for my baby. The problem is I just don't know what I should choose. It's really hard to be prepare for I don't know what. Some mums give a lots of advice and recommendations, to be honest these recommendations are opposite sometimes. My personal opinion is nothing works for everyone, all people are different, everything depends on plenty of personal facts. So I just can't take somebody's advice because it's works for her and her baby I should try to find my own way.
I started finding my own way from a pram. Australians don't spend much money on it. Australian market of prams is really small. There are few good brands as Stokke, iCandy, Bugaboo, Quinny. A design of these prams are not bad, but they have just few boring colors. I made research and found a lot of really good looking prams in UK, there was big surprise for me as those prams were much cheaper even with shipping cost than boring Australian ones.
My choice is Cosatto travel system, you can buy it through UK Amazon or UKPramWorld. This pram has carrycot, seat, changing bag, changing mat and messy bag. The pram could be connected to a car seat. They have the same design car seats. The only problem is the car seat is made by European standards and not suitable for Australia or US. I will write about car seats and different world standards in the next post.
I'm really happy about my pram because I love stuff with personality. By the way it's Cosatto slogan "Baby stuff with personality". I read a nice analogue about pram on some baby blog "A pram is like a wedding dress", I really think so too :)
So mummies who want something special for their babies have a look at UK market, you can find there what will suit you and your little one.
Havaianas is making incredible thongs challenge for few years on Australia Day. But it was the first time when I was involved. It was absolutely amazing, just imagine 2 000 people with big thongs at beach! There were everywhere!
The idea of challenge is to put together the most number of people in water with thongs than in other states.
NT won at this time. There were 2093 people, it's World record. NSW put together about 2070. So maybe the next time we will get more luck :)
Today I wanna compare registration of tm in US, Canada, Australia.
Tasmania is for walking people, but I'm not one of them. The picture below is my route around Tassie.
I had a great day at Coogee Beach on the last weekend. But a start and an end weren't that good. It was very sunny day, so Coogee was extremely busy. There are only 2 parkings for 100 cars maximum, I guess. So it's not surprise all streets nearby are busy as well. It's not easy to find parking there.
When I finally found free spot, I was very happy. But then after few hours of fun on the beach, I found a fine for $99 for blocking access to driveway. Really?! Can anybody see blocking? Yes, my car is 10 cm out of a line, but it's not the same. It should another tittle for that offence, because sorry, but I can't see blocking someone or staying on driveway, can you? Then why did I get fine for that? It means I could just park on somebody's driveway to totally block some cars or on some another prohibited spots and I would get the same fine.
What lesson should I get? Don't park like that? Well I tried to find spot around Coogee for 40 mins... So I guess, I wouldn't try to park such careful next time, if it's the same fine.
Australian law is not about carry about people, it only about to get money as much as possible.
Speed cams, they are everywhere. How can they help? If somebody drives with speeding, that person could see signs about a cam and reduce speed for short time, then continue driving with the same speed as was before. If a speeder don't see cams signs and the cam, he/she will receive a fine. But how does it suppose to help at the moment of speeding? Maybe an accident already happened and next time for the driver will come never.
Well people need a protection from government. There are no protection now, it's just machine to fleece people.
I as most of women like shopping. Because I spend half of my life with a laptop, I prefer to buy something online. I come to some american ecommerce from some links or google search and price for the same goods makes me cry. The cost for some items are 8 times more than in Australia.
Today is Black Friday there. Cheap prices are becoming to be much cheaper. Can I start cry? :) Australia even doesn't have Black Friday. All prices are huge, it's impossible to compare even sale price to american usual prices.
Most of american ecommerce websites deliver only within US. If they do deliver, a delivery price make total cost not so cheap. But it's still good for great shopping with few items.
Unfortunately I always do it spontaneous and buy 1-3 items per time.
My eyebrows were a little bit different, now finally they resemble each other more and have perfect form exactly as I wanted! Happy girl with a lovely eyebrows is double happy!)
Highly recommend this eyebrows service clinic at Sydney.
Spot playgrounds, kids friendly cafes and other around the world using SpotPlaySay app for iPhone
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