Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Julian Fellowes Series!

Great news for Julian Fellowes fans who are still mourning the end of Downton Abbey!  Dr. Thorne is a new Julian Fellowes mini series on Amazon video.  The story is based on an Anthony Trollope book and includes period costumes, romance, and beautiful landscape scenery!

Dr. Thorne on Amazon instant video is free with an Amazon Prime membership!  If you don’t have Amazon prime you can watch the video with a free Prime one month trial.  (Additional benefits of Amazon Prime are many free movies and TV shows via Amazon Instant Video, tons of free music via the Amazon music app, and of course free two day shipping on many Amazon products.)

Dr. Thorne is also available via Amazon on DVD.

I have just one complaint about Dr. Thorne.  It’s too short.

Fiskars Warranty

I was very happy with Fiskars’ customer service recently, so I wanted to give them a plug and let other’s know about their great product warranty.

I have a Fiskars paper trimmer that I really like (compact, lightweight, extending arm, wire cutting guide, better for cutting small pieces of paper than my full size paper cutter).  The guide wire had started to unravel which was causing the trimmer blade to get stuck and the wire ends were sharp.  I wasn’t able to find a replacement wire in stores or online so I contacted Fiskars about their warranty.  They promptly agreed to send me a replacement ruler arm including new wire, which arrived in a week at no cost!  Being someone who hates to generate trash when not absolutely necessary (“tree hugger” my husband and 15 year old daughter suggested) I was very happy to be able to replace the wire and not have to throw away the entire trimmer, not to mention saving money!

Several years ago I had a Fiskars border punch on which the handle broke.  Because of their Full Lifetime Warranty, they sent me a new punch at no cost.  I think I only needed to email them a photo of the broken punch.


Great products and great customer service!