Hard to get   

Hard to find Items

Some things are very hard to get when you live abroad. Luckily we have the internet to help us! All the sites below have been selected because they are tried and trusted, and because they ship overseas.

Books and music

Amazon Books
Although there are now many book sites on the internet, Amazon is still the biggest, best and usually the cheapest. They will despatch to anywhere in the world.

Children's stuff

Rafisol - UV Protective Swimwear
A Spain-based website selling Ozone sun protection swimsuits and sets, children's sunglasses, beach shoes and robes. Excellent customer service..

The Nappy Lady
The Nappy Lady is the website for terry nappies, accessories and information about green baby products. Ordering on the site is via email, rather than through an online system, but the customer service is excellent and you can ask for advice before you buy anything. The Nappy Lady will also despatch to almost anywhere in the world - you just have to ask.....

Computers and Components

The Ink Factory

The Ink Factory sell refills for all kinds of printers at very low prices and will ship abroad at reasonable rates.


Now electronics really can be a problem. In some European countries the range of goods on offer (especially kettles!) is absolutely minimal and due to exchange rates the prices can be much higher than in the UK. Unfortunately we have not yet found an internet site which will ship goods to Europe. If anyone knows of one, please let us know.


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