Monday, April 30, 2012
I Need to Have a Rant!!!
Really my Blog is all about Miniatures...with the occasional bit of gardening thrown in......
However....as a 'small maker' and on behalf of all U.K. 'small makers' I do need to positively blow my top at the HORRENDOUS increase in our U.K. Postal Charges from today!!!
The Post Office must have a death wish!!!!!
As if it wasn't enough to raise charges so that hardly any of us will be able to afford to post Christmas cards ....even second class...
Before the previous rise in charges I was able to post a doll for 36p (a first class letter stamp) - and added a little for packaging. It leapt to an incredible £1.58!! A little was added for bubble wrap etc.- which costs money sadly.
Having eventually tracked down the new charges I trotted to the P.O. today as I thought my eyes must be deceiving me.
NO - the same tiny package (under 100g) - which might only have contents worth £12-£25 will now cost £2.70 to POST!!!!!
All of us who trade in this 'small' market and in any case keep our costs to the minimum, are beside ourselves. We can only hope that people are understanding enough and appreciate our work enough to be prepared to pay.
On a brighter note - we had LOVELY 'Little Vintage Hall' Workshop yesterday, despite the dreadful weather. Thank you to all who braved the shockingly wet journeys. We have pictures - still in cameras - and we have the next in the series open for booking on our website. It's filling fast. We are calling our second project 'The Little Vintage Hall - The Other Room'. The clue's in the title!!
I promise the next Blog, won't be a rant, and will have pictures!!
Thank you for looking.