Friday, September 28, 2007

Blogging in English...



Spent the day at school today working in the library again (except for a trip up to the high street to have a nice sandwich and coffee by myself with a book - ah, the life of luxury), so didn't do any sewing. But I got home to find these two lovely cards in the post - the leaves from Elly and the other card from Amy, as a prize for enterring her WIPs giveaway on her blog (you had to leave a comment telling about one of your WIPs).



Now, I think this is a gorgeous card, and I'm delighted to receive it, but I have to say, excellent workmanship aside, my favourite thing about this card is that it was returned to her, ostensibly for extra postage, but there was this stamp on the card which reads "returned for better address/show country in English". She added the word "England" and sent it again, but it does make me wonder precisely which language it is they think "United Kingdom" is in in the first place... Gotta love the postal service, right? (I stuck the label over my address before posting it here, publicly, but trust me, it's correct, neatly printed and definitely in English underneath that label).

6 comments:

AmyB said...

Wow -- that was MUCH quicker than the first time around (and quicker than I expected, too). Perhaps the postal gods realized they had wronged us and rushed it through to ENGLAND this time!

Vicki W said...

Fabulous - another example of the geographically challenged American postal worker! LOL! Beautiful cards!

Dianna in Maui said...

Hi Kate, You'll have to read about my recent exciting postcard adventure at the post office. Thankfully, they are arriving at their destinations despite the clerks attempt to thwart me. :-) Don't you just love getting these in the mail?

Ruth said...

Gorgeous cards. The United Kingdom isn't in English? Your postal service is beginning to rival ours lol.

Mom said...

I guess the postal service you are having trouble with is the one in the good old USA. Believe it or not, we do speak and read English here. However, perhaps it's unfair to blame the human workers. It may be the machines! I frequently send paperback books through the mail and have had them damaged several times. This is because there are machines now that handle packages, as well as letters. These machines, evidently, grab any loose tape or edges of bags and tear them. I've received a book with both ends of the wrapping open (luckily the book was still inside). These books were sent first class. One that was sent via media mail (somewhat cheaper) took 8 weeks to go a few hundred miles.

Seems as if the more "they" improve the system, the worse it gets!

Helen in the UK said...

You've right Kate you've gotta love the postal service!! At least you DID get it, even though it took a long winded route :)