I went the Post Office this morning to post Sean’s parcel. I hit a bit of a snag.

When I got the post office, I couldn’t sent it air mail, it would have to go “International Ground Priority” beacause it was over 2Kg in weight. Oh well, I thought, not a problem. That is, until the nice lady pointed out that this would cost me nigh on £50. However, if I split the package into two seperate parcels under 2Kg each, then I could send them for a total of about £20. Insane.

So I’m back at the office quickly repacking them now….

13 Responses to “The RoyalMail and Canadia…”

  1. mumsey_onroad says:

    It’s just as bad mailing stuff the other way. The little jiffy bags, to a certain weight, are cheap and quick. CD’s etc., are relatively cheap to mail and get there fairly quickly. Anything more, and … well, packaging can be fun.

    And going by ‘ground’ for anything is always interesting, because there is an ocean in between and it takes a looooong time. I try to mail a big ‘bundles for Britain’ package around Kate’s birthday (in November) for arrival by Christmas, but actual delivery is usually after New Years. And even going by ground many times the cost of postage is more than the value of the contents.

  2. taffyboy says:

    Jon’s suggestion was that I should hand-deliver the parcel, which I thought was a spondiferously fantastic idea…until I worked out how much it would cost. Also the fact that it *definately* would make Sean squeal like a girl was against it. Finally, I think turning up on your doorstep and saying “Hi, I’m a delivery for Sean….no, I don’t *have* a delivery, I *AM* the delivery” would perhaps be a little…presumptuous. 🙂

    So Air Mail it is. Cheaper, but far less fun…

  3. asthmatickitten says:

    I’m sure we could ask Jay to break the server we have out in Van, thus requiring a site visit … it’d remove the whole expense thing, anyways.


  4. mumsey_onroad says:

    Our own daughter does not ‘squeal like a girl’, so the sound of any squealing would probably send Jim immediately to the gun locker so as to put whatever was squealing out of its misery.


  5. taffyboy says:

    Don’t tempt me.


    Must. Not. Break. Server.

  6. taffyboy says:

    Er, I think Sean would object to being called a girl… 😛

    Anyway, aren’t you supposed to be in Montreal already? 🙂

  7. taffyboy says:

    Gah. LJ really needs to make comments edit-able.

    Should have read:
    “Er, I think Sean would object to being called ‘your daughter’.”

    Though I suspect he’d also object to being called a girl as well.

  8. mumsey_onroad says:

    Yes, I am in Montreal, and I’m sure Sean would object to either ‘girl’ or ‘daughter’ but I didn’t call him either of those. You just failed to read my comment with a Canadian accent and with the emphasis on the correct words.

    He did seem to enjoy himself today and I was treating him pretty much as ‘family’, so it’s not all bad. No squealing. And he does have the appropriate level of fear regarding my husband, so all will be well.

    I agree about the LJ comments needing editing capability.

  9. bronchitikat says:

    Though he might have to fight you for the trip?

  10. bronchitikat says:

    It’s called “delete comment” then re-write & re-post. Clunky but it works!

  11. mumsey_onroad says:

    The parcels have arrived. The smaller of the two was in our post box at the corner yesterday, while the larger of the two had to be fetched today from the post office proper (just a card in our box with ‘come and fetch this and BRING ID’) and it is emblazoned with ‘CONTENTS INSPECTED’ official customs type tape. Hope there was nothing incriminating in there.

    (I’ve removed the customs stickers to stop them from completely spoiling the surprise. I’ll let you know if there is squealing.)

  12. taffyboy says:

    Woot! *grin*

    Thanks Elaine. I hope everything’s still inside… 🙂

  13. mumsey_onroad says:

    The bear is a hit. Especially the little travel passport, and emergency contact numbers …