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Do I hold the record?

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wisechild Report 10 Jan 2013 07:01

We´ve decided that it probably got stuck at the bottom of a sack & has just come to light.
A postcard from New Zealand sent by the same friend when she was on holiday there a few weeks later arrived in about 10 days.


LadyScozz Report 9 Jan 2013 23:48

Years ago friends on holiday in Europe sent me a postcard.

At that time I lived in South Australia. They addressed it to SA, didn't have Australia anywhere on the address.

The postcard arrived months later. I could hardly read it for all the scribbles on it, including one that said something like "Not in South Africa, try South Australia".

Well done "SA" post!


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Jan 2013 22:42

TenerifeSun - know what you mean ref: the Canary Islands and Caymen Islands mix up. Another gem when I was living in Jordan - my parents posted a parcel which took 3 months to reach me. On inspecting the post-marks around the parcel I found that it had been via Osaka, Japan....I lived in Aqaba, Jordan!! :-S


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Jan 2013 22:35

Sorry Wisechild but I think I hold the record :-)
Whilst living in Jordan, I posted an envelope to the UK in October which arrived the followiing March, here's the thread.....


P.S. Sorry I stand corrected, I've just read Lady Cutie's post properly!!

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 9 Jan 2013 19:04

I have asked people to stop putting Canary Islands on my address when they post things to me as sometimes it goes to the Caymen Islands. I only know this as some has been forwarded on from there and stamped by them but I wonder how much of my missing post goes there and stays there.

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 9 Jan 2013 17:50

In 2006 i posted a birthday card to my B.I.L who
lived in london, i live in North Wales he didn't get it
but we were at his place for he's birthday in 2007
and what should come though the post was last years birthday card.
we all had a laugh because he ended up with two cards .


AnninGlos Report 9 Jan 2013 17:09

Maybe it got 'stuck' to something else and went via a pretty route. :-D


wisechild Report 9 Jan 2013 16:27

Surprising really because a Christmas card from the same friend arrived in 4 days in mis December.
Both posted from the same place.
I know the post is slow in winter, but 9 weeks for a basic envelope is a bit much.


AnninGlos Report 9 Jan 2013 16:19

Sometimes out post is rubbish. But I don't suppose there is any way you can tell if it has been sitting in your distribution place waiting for a few weeks either so we'll never know where the hold up is. Often takes longer if it has to go through London, but maybe all europe mail does?


wisechild Report 9 Jan 2013 15:57

On Nov 6th a friend in England posted 2 poppies to me in Menorca (because we can´t easily get them here).
They arrived this morning....9th January.
The envelope was intact & there was no indication that they had been misdirected anywhere.
I know there is only 1 direct passenger flight to &from England in the winter, but I could have walked over to fetch them & been back by now.
Still, they will come in for next year if I can remember where I have put them by then. :-( :-(