Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Oh ecclefechan, grumble groan.

*sigh* Why are things never simple?

I got my partial ready for Harlequin and suddenly realised I didn't have a British stamp for the SASE.

I have Canadian stamps. I have American stamps. I do not have UK stamps. Can you hear me grinding my teeth with frustration? So, OK. I looked up the Royal Mail's website--a fabulous array of wonderful postage options--everything except what I wanted!! Because if I print out an envelope with the correct postage it has to be sent... tomorrow. Given the editors are unlikely to reply for weeks, that pretty much eliminates that option.

So I'm moaning and loving every minute of it. :)


  1. Feeling like reciting Vogon poetry?

    Heh :)

    Minus 50. I cannot even imagine.

    Jitender Saan

  2. Can you not get international reply coupons over there any more? I know they stopped them in the Republic of Ireland, but I thought they were still available worldwide. They've changed the postal system over here anyway. It doesn't just depend on weight any more, size also comes into it, and thickness.

  3. HI
    I'll send you stamp, what do you need?

  4. J--I can barely recite my own name ;)

    Diane, you know a lot of companies say they won't take them. I've found it easier to just get the stamps.

    Karen--I ordered them online. I know pretty much what it'll require for an airmail envelope. It'll just take time for them to arrive which is a pain :( But thank you!!

  5. I love all those stamps! I'm having fun trying to recognize them all.

    :( on not having a stamp. You should have bought some when you went back to visit!

    Hmmm, I'm getting a little low on my US postage. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Meretta--I'm kicking myself for not picking up a book or two. Silly woman. And I'll need US postage soon too--actually DH is off to Wisconsin. I'll give him the heads up :)

  7. I really need to get that online postage thing figured out. I hate running to the post office all the time.

  8. Okay, I'm confused. (Not an uncommon occurance! *g*) Can postage not cross borders, or countries? Just call me clueless. (Keep in mind I've never left the US and the only family I have overseas is so distant we don't communicate.)
    I will say, good luck!

  9. Good luck, girl!!! Go get 'em :)

  10. Brandy--if something is mailed in the UK it needs a UK stamp (and my return envelope will be mailed *from* the UK). In Canada--it needs a Canadian stamp and so on. It is a pain. Global post would be a great concept don't you think :)