No, for your security and ours, we do not take cheques as a form of payment.

Cards provide a quick and safe method of payment for online transactions, for both us and you. Using a card to pay is more secure, and covered by most financial institutions against fraud, in the event the card details are stolen by some third party, or you lose your card, and report it within 24 hours.

If you don't wish to use you card details online, we are perfectly happy for you to take your basket to checkout and then ring us to carry out the transaction offline. All you need are your card details and the cardholders address.


No problem.

if the time is within normal opening hours, just give us a ring with your card details and cardholder address.

If it's outside normal opening hours, just log out from the point you are at in the checkout, and give us a ring when we're open next, with your card details and cardholder address.

Once you take some goods to checkout, a 'pending order' is entered on our system. When you ring us, we can identify this pending order, and complete the order offline.

Note that goods are not taken out of stock until payment has been made, so best to ring us earlier rather than later, to avoid disappointment.

CVV stands for Card Verification Value. This is a 3 digit code which is found on the back of your card (usually to the right of the signature strip), or with American Express on the front of the card (usually top right).

The purpose of the CVV is an extra security check. The CVV is not magnetically encoded anywhere on the card, therefore it does not get printed on sales receipts.

It is the intent of the card companies that you should never actually hand over your card to shop staff any more. They should present you with the card reader, and the card never leaves your hands or sight. If this procedure is followed, the shop staff will never get your CVV.

Therefore, the CVV is a level of proof that have the card present with you, and as such is an important anti fraud measure.

We can not complete a transaction where the customer is not present, without a CVV, irrespective of whether you use the web site or contact us directly.

We accept the following payment types:-

  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Visa
  • Visa Delta
  • Visa Electron
  • American Express
  • Solo
  • Paypal

All card payments are processed through our online payment partner, Paypal, which ensures seamless security and speed, from the start of the payment process to it's completion.

We take security very seriously, irrespective of whether you are just casually browsing the site, or if you want to buy some of the wide range of beautiful products here.

  • We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) on all pages which are used for gathering, displaying or transmitting personal information, or any other information which is required to be secure.
    • For example, the login, registration, contact form, cart and checkout are all secured such that transmission of all personal details between your browser and is fully ssl encrypted.
    • Catalogue and individual product pages are not secured (and do not need to be), and this improves site response times, since the encryption of this data by our server, and decryption of the data by your browser would take a significant amount of time, thus making the site appear 'slow'.
  • Our shopping cart system (in combination with the secure site setup) is PCI-DSS compliant. This is a standard set of security protocols required by financial institutions to facilitate the safe storage and processing of all financial information.
  • No card details are stored on this site, outside the duration required to pass them to our online payment processor.