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Time has gone too fast, I am panicking and it isn't helping, oh and Flameboy is now short on chocolate!

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PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 15:46:35

TODAY was last day for standard parcels shock

No f*cker told me did they??? It is now going to cost a small fortune to get my sister's stuff sent (not finished making, let alone wrapping). I may leave one of her presents for her birthday and save time.

I just want to curl up and hide from it all, but again that won't help.

Can't even do loads tonight as promised a mate I would do her circuit class.

AND I left Flameboy sleeping on the sofa and curled up in bed with a book (obv before realising the posting thing) - he woke and rather than yelling "MUUUUUUUUUUUM" like normal - he stayed quiet, got a calendar and ate the entire bloody thing watching some film on Channel5.


<bashes head on wall>

<sobs about lack of organisation and runs round like headless chicken>

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 16:17:19

Wine would help here people... or sympathy, or something <sulk>

twoluvlysnowmen Mon 15-Dec-08 16:19:06

Don't worry - there there

<<pats head and makes cup of tea for PSMe>>

santasinmywaistband Mon 15-Dec-08 16:21:12

Large glass of wine and extra chocs for flameboy on the way, although I will have to send them virtually as parcel post has now finished wink grin

FannyWig Mon 15-Dec-08 16:21:36

have a look here. IT might be cheaper than you think.

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 16:28:07

You can send quite large things as a 'packet' which does first and second class, if that helps.

Length: over 353mm
Width: over 250mm
Thickness: over 25mm

items over 610mm x 460mm x 460mm should be sent by Standard Parcel

Weight range First Class at new price
0-100g 114p
101-250g 145p
251-500g 194p
501-750g 251p
751-1000g 308p
1001-1250g 430p
1251-1500g 500p
1501-1750g 570p
1751-2000g 640p
2001-4000g 822p
Each additional 2kg or part thereof 280p

from here

OhYouMerryMerryKitten Mon 15-Dec-08 16:29:47

Blimey!!!!! How can today be the last day?!!!!! I have things to send tomorrow.
Thanks for the info TA - thats very useful.

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 16:31:52

You do have to be very clear when you speak to the old lady (stereotyping, me?) in the Post Office: "I want to send this First Class as a packet. Not parcel post. Thank you."

saltiresaysSANTA Mon 15-Dec-08 16:34:50

tinsellian - that only works if you actually manage to get served in the PO. Ours has 12 counters. 2 were open. There were 46 people, including me in the queue!
I ahd to give up after 25 minutes as I would have missed my bus.

OhYouMerryMerryKitten Mon 15-Dec-08 16:37:26

<goes pale>

I will have two hours tomorrow in which to walk the 30 minutes each way to town, go to post office, go to vets, pet food shop and camera shop.

Its going to be challenging isn't it.

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 16:43:35

How about printing post labels online?

OhYouMerryMerryKitten Mon 15-Dec-08 16:59:07

oh WOW!!!!!!!! You are officially my hero. Thats amazing!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously. You have saved me an awful lot of queueing. I am eternally grateful.

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 17:07:23

I print everything online and take it to the sorting office grin- soooooo much easier. Time to do my santa stuff NOW, but still not for my sister hmm

I can't do courier as my sister will be arsey if she misses it and then has to locate parcel place to collect.

Flameboy needs no more chocolate angry, although to be fair, he did have 2 calendars from us (result of crossed wires) and the third was from my dad, so he ain't gonna be dipping out wink

Right, off to ignore my children and sort parcel!

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 17:15:37

After all that... 2nd class is cheaper hmm blush

Still doesn't help with DSis, but still....

I don't have to go tonight either now, can print and post tomorrow when it is quieter grin

NotTooTiredForChristmas Mon 15-Dec-08 18:01:24

Last day for posting parcels????shockshockshock

I have just finished packing up my secret santa! Will it get there on time?

It's 6kg and a rather large box sad.

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 18:26:23

For 6kg you are probably best off with a courier anyway tbh - do a search for cheap uk courier on ebay

NotTooTiredForChristmas Mon 15-Dec-08 18:27:34

Off to search - thank you oh wise one smile.

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 18:30:20

Oh and just found a little stack of Flameboy's chocs - he must've got sick of them and put them aside for later

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 18:50:19

Hasn't quite got the hang of the little numbered windows yet then? smile

Glad I could help with the postage stuff.

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 18:50:49

By the way, what's so scary about poinsettias? IS it becaue they look like flowers but aren't really?

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 18:52:39

Be a flower or a leaf, don't be a big red leaf pretending to be a petal - it ain't right.

TinselianAstra Mon 15-Dec-08 18:55:36


ABudafulSightWereHappyTonight Mon 15-Dec-08 19:08:01

'Be a flower or a leaf, don't be a big red leaf pretending to be a petal - it ain't right. ' - LOL!!!!


OhYouMerryMerryKitten Mon 15-Dec-08 19:41:54

That worked brilliantly (printing postage label) Packet is now in post box (after a bit of cramming). hooray!

PoinsettiasScareMe Mon 15-Dec-08 20:43:47


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