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Allan Report 11 Jan 2021 21:03

Here In Oz, we are not badly affected by the 'lurgy', but yesterday (11th) we received a Christmas card which had been posted within Australia on 19th December and that was according to the postmark.


Florence61 Report 12 Jan 2021 00:00

I received a xmas card from a friend and it was with a first class stamp dated 17th dec posted from kent to scotland.
i also received another also on sat sent from Glasgow 16 Dec!

I was about -15 cards this year and found it a bit strange I was missing a few.

But the cards i missed, i then began to worry and wonder if they had passed away etc and many of my friends down south only send a card at xmas with a letter and their news.

Florence in the hebrides


nameslessone Report 12 Jan 2021 09:45

Didn’t there use to be a theory that if you sent your Christmas cards out early they would get stuck under the bulk of later postings. Or was that just me?


nameslessone Report 12 Jan 2021 10:06

I've seen this on several news threads on line :

Doesn't really explain why we seem to be on once a week deliveries.


JoyLouise Report 12 Jan 2021 10:46

It was reported from the middle of last year that coronavirus has hit Sorting Office personnel.


LondonBelle Report 12 Jan 2021 10:52

Thanks for the link, postcode is one of those listed where service is limited :-(

All those that I spoke to briefly, while socially distanced, this morning are having the same problem. There are problems at the Sorting Office where staff are either off sick with Covid or self isolating because they have been in contact with someone with Covid :-(

I understand that NHS letters are being prioritised for delivery :-)

Also, if you phone up they will deliver post within 3 working days :-)

Guess what! The Postie has just cometh :-D <3 Yeehhh :-D


AnninGlos Report 12 Jan 2021 11:22

Probably been reading this thread Belle. :-D


LondonBelle Report 12 Jan 2021 11:26

You could be right AnnG ;-) :-D :-D


nameslessone Report 15 Jan 2021 12:21

I think I spoke too soon when I said we seem to have a weekly delivery. Last one was Wednesday or Thursday last week.
However, there have been two vans doing parcels today. :-|


Ron2 Report 15 Jan 2021 17:24

Just over a week ago we had a card posted 1 Dec 20. Yesterday we had a card posted some time in December. Friends (local)sent me a card for birthday 29 Dec still not rec'd


nameslessone Report 16 Jan 2021 10:46

Hurrah! We’ve got our post. OH went and picked it up.


Dermot Report 17 Jan 2021 08:55

You only need to worry if your virus inoculation appointment invitation has not materialised yet.


nameslessone Report 19 Jan 2021 10:56

Post office van outside. More parcels for someone, I thought. But no, the first letter delivery for 2 weeks.
Nothing for us as we had already collected ours, but grateful to see them out and about.


LondonBelle Report 19 Jan 2021 11:02

That's what happened here namelessone, a small royal mail van came and the postie delivered from there that was early last week. Doubt whether we will get another delivery until next week at the earliest :-(

We are not allowed to collect mail. I understand that if you phone them they will attempt to deliver any mail within three working days. :-)


nameslessone Report 19 Jan 2021 11:08

I don’t know whether you are allowed to but we are in a village with a little sorting office. Anyway, they took one look at OH and knew our house number.
Today’s postie did mention something about a massive National Trust brochure. So maybe they are trying to deliver the backlog before they have to lug that around.


LondonBelle Report 22 Jan 2021 13:16

We had our second delivery since the 24th. All the correspondence was dated 5Jan apart from a card posted yesterday 2nd class :-0

Not complaining as it looks like the post is starting to get back to normal :-D

One observation the Postie was wearing shorts :-0 :-D


nameslessone Report 22 Jan 2021 14:35

Please you got your post at last.

Out here in the sticks it is the other way round. It is odd to see a Postie wearing long trousers. They almost all wear shorts all year round.


Andysmum Report 22 Jan 2021 15:20

Ours wears shorts a lot of the time, but has been in long trousers since the cold spell before Christmas.

Deliveries have been more or less normal and even mail from other parts of the UK has been arriving much as usual. I didn't realise others had problems until I read this thread.


BrianW Report 23 Jan 2021 16:25

Yesterday (22/1) we received a Christmas card posted 22/12.

And the day before, a TV Times expiring yesterday.

And a couple of days before that some vouchers which were use by 31/12.