Today I experienced something I have never experienced before. I went into the Post Office and there was no one else waiting. I walked straight up to the counter and was served. No 20 people in front of me, no one sending off 50 parcels all to opposite ends of the earth, no one at all. The lady behind the counter was surprised to. Not at seeing me, but the fact that she had no one else to serve. I had, apparently, timed it 'just right' and 'just missed the busy period'. So what was I posting? Well, I signed up for Ginger's Mail Art Exchange and have to get my pretty package off to it's new owner by the week of May 7.
I've had to cover most of it to so as not to give too much info away. I also had a package to send off to my penfriend's daughter. I follow her on Twitter and her location tweets kept coming up as 'Erica is at Thornton's' which made me wonder if she was more of a chocoholic than I am as over here Thornton's is a chocolate shop. When I sent her a message to ask her how much chocolate she got through in a week, she sent back a reply to say that Thornton's is a petrol station in the US. So I thought that as a surprise I would send her some Thornton's chocolates so she can tell me which Thornton's she prefers! I would show you what is inside the other package but I need to wait until the recipient receives it, just in case she happens to pop by my blog. I really wasn't sure what to send as a) I'm not very artistic and b) I've never done a mail art exchange before. Oh well, it's in the post now - too late to change my mind!
I've just this minute realised why the post office may have been empty, postal prices went up in the UK yesterday by a considerable amount, obviously I'm the only person in town still sending things!