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Wrap Me

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2014
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DSC_6193_editedI’m the kind of person who takes pride in wrapping presents. I will go that extra mile and use double-sided sticky-tape as well as ribbons and bows and if I may be so bold to say, my present wrapping skills pretty sharp.

I do believe it’s not just what’s inside the package that counts but what’s on the outside too, which is why I was thrilled to learn about Wrap Me, a new online service that helps you create personalised wrapping paper.

All you do is log on https://wrap.me/ and follow the simple on-screen instructions.  You can then handpick up to 30 images from your desktop or connect to your Facebook and Instagram accounts and the rest is magic.

I was kindly sent a sample of various shots from my Instagram account including the terrifying one of me looking like Sajid from East is East in my parka plus some flattering shots of my cat, Sonu.

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It’s so quick and easy to do and such a fun and innovative idea, and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to traipse through the shops and get elbowed by rude shoppers.

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Prices start from £4.99 for a sheet including delivery but you can also order a roll of a length at either 1.8 (£9.99) or 3 metre (£14.99). Roughly a fiver it is a very reasonable price for something that is personalised and unique. I’m sure wrapping paper in shops like Paperchase cost a few pounds so why not go that extra mile and do something different this Christmas (or birthday because some people – ahem! Like Me – have birthdays in December).

Just remember, Wrap Me is not just for Christmas.

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Well, hello there! Things have been seemingly quiet on Just Nice Things for the past week or so. Posts have been drafted, products are waiting to be photographed but my blogging duties have been overshadowed by a couple of unexpected and unwanted hiccups.

One was discovering my credit card had been compromised. Fortunately I spotted the fraudulent transaction on my regular balance checks (something I’ve got into the habit of). Some bastard had used my card details to buy £500 worth of merchandise from John Lewis online.  I always have my card on me so I can only assume a card reader in a shop I had used copied my details. Then again I don’t know how sophisticated these thieves’ equipment and software are.

Luckily the bank blocked the pending transaction and to an even bigger relief for me, I wasn’t debited (probably because the transaction was in the pending stage.)

Then yesterday I discovered Just Nice Things had been hacked into on 15th August. The hosting company I use (TSO Host) worked relentlessly to remove the suspected virus and coding and (fingers crossed), I think it’s gone. I’ve been with TSO Host for years and they are fantastic – 24/7 service and they are always quick to respond so if you are looking for a UK based hosting company, you really can’t go wrong with TSO Host.

So that’s my turbulent news and a reminder to you all to be vigilant and check your bank/credit card regularly. It takes a few seconds and the apps work so efficiently.

With website hacking, some of us are just unlucky. I have since downloaded a plug-in to check who logs onto the control panel (that’s me only).

OK folks, normal service will resume shortly. Thanks for your time.