Use guest checkout for the time being

New accounts can't currently be created (the database is still partly broken) but orders can be placed using guest checkout. You still pay by Paypal as usual, but will then be returned to an error page when it tries to create an account for you - do not worry, you'll get a Paypal receipt as normal showing you have paid, and your order will have been created. (I'll also email to let you know I received the order but that can be some hours later).

I do intend to take the whole site down to recreate it which will fix this, but it may take some time.

Away until Aug 9; site errors

Orders placed after Tues 31 will be posted on Aug 10.

I am aware people are currently getting an error page after successfully paying with Paypal: your order has gone through and I have notification of it. To fix it I have to reinstall the site - I'm not sure if I can do that before I'm away.

UK shipping types are available and checkout should be working

I don't have auto-selection of the right type of shipping options set up at present, but there are choices for Royal Mail 1st and 2nd class for up to 1.7kg orders, and ParcelForce for up to 4.5kg. It won't make the 1.7kg options disappear if your order is larger than that just now, so have a look.

(I can give Paypal part-refunds after the fact or issue extra invoices if you need a type of shipping that isn't listed, or if you accidentally pick the wrong one).

If you have any problems, email

Site progress


I am re-adding all the products to my new site. The layout is not finalised and may change in small or large ways.

Shipping types are not set up yet, so you won't be able to check out.

If I start getting a lot of spam account signups I may temporarily disable account creation until that is sorted out.