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Old Dec 21st 2009, 12:22 am
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My ma sends LO something in the post every few weeks... comics, cards etc... most of the time it seems to take about 5 days from the uk to get to us here... a couple of times it's taken longer, and has arrived via Switzerland customs for some reason.

Anyway... 6 weeks ago she posted a comic... this morning it arrived, with a very long explanatory official document attached from Ecuador... according to this document it has travelled as follows : Cumbria > Australia > France > New Zealand > Norway > Ecuador ... In Ecuador they "have sent them to their real destinations in perfect conditions aboard our flights" true enough - it's all in one piece!

Correctly addressed, correctly packaged, correct customs dec, correct postage paid... I'm puzzled, but assume it's just got the wrong plane a few times!?!

So, just wondering if anyone else has had world-travelling post like this???
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My ma sends LO something in the post every few weeks... comics, cards etc... most of the time it seems to take about 5 days from the uk to get to us here... a couple of times it's taken longer, and has arrived via Switzerland customs for some reason.

Anyway... 6 weeks ago she posted a comic... this morning it arrived, with a very long explanatory official document attached from Ecuador... according to this document it has travelled as follows : Cumbria > Australia > France > New Zealand > Norway > Ecuador ... In Ecuador they "have sent them to their real destinations in perfect conditions aboard our flights" true enough - it's all in one piece!

Correctly addressed, correctly packaged, correct customs dec, correct postage paid... I'm puzzled, but assume it's just got the wrong plane a few times!?!

So, just wondering if anyone else has had world-travelling post like this???
Not so far, but it might explain why a parcel my friend sent me 4 weeks ago has still not arrived
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Old Dec 21st 2009, 3:29 am
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or why my wifes birthday present from her sister
hasnt arrived yet. it was due in May
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Old Dec 21st 2009, 5:45 am
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My MIL once sent us a card

She simply wrote Mr and Mrs BEVS
the street name and village name.

Several months later it turned up via Canada.
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im still wating for a card from a freind in AMERICA he posted it 4 weeks ago
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Old Dec 27th 2009, 8:09 pm
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We had a parcel opened and checked by Australian customs on its way to NZ. It contained a mug but on the description dad wrote "pot"

Also I had a parcel take 13 weeks to arrive from the UK!!
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Originally Posted by RobClubley View Post
We had a parcel opened and checked by Australian customs on its way to NZ. It contained a mug but on the description dad wrote "pot"

Also I had a parcel take 13 weeks to arrive from the UK!!


There's still hope for the parcel I'm waiting for then
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We had a parcel opened and checked by Australian customs on its way to NZ. It contained a mug but on the description dad wrote "pot"

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We posted Christmas cards to the UK 1st week in December and my mum posted Christmas cards to us on the same day. We received ours on 19th Dec and my mum is still waiting.
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This Christmas a friend of mine in the UK sent us a Christmas card, but had lost my address. On the envelope she wrote "Somewhere in North St, Timaru". Any other time of the year it would've been sent back I'm sure, but someone with the Christmas spirit obviously looked us up in the phone book and it arrived two days before Christmas.
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We've had a card this year to "Melanie and Rob, Tawa, NZ"
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Originally Posted by kiwinow View Post
This Christmas a friend of mine in the UK sent us a Christmas card, but had lost my address. On the envelope she wrote "Somewhere in North St, Timaru". Any other time of the year it would've been sent back I'm sure, but someone with the Christmas spirit obviously looked us up in the phone book and it arrived two days before Christmas.
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We've had a card this year to "Melanie and Rob, Tawa, NZ"
these are both ace! we've had a few addressed to the wrong number on our street, but still got them...

our bog-standard 'card' from nz post with all the posting dates etc on was personally signed by our postie! i thought that was nice too - LO gives her a wave every morning as she passes by on her bike...
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