Saturday, August 04, 2012

I am a Republican, but...


 Much excitement. A parcel arrived that started its journey by Royal Mail in London.

Look, it is from St James's Palace, no less. I would have written St James' Palace. I would probably be wrong. It is the Queen's English.


It is a tea caddy made to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It comes with tea bags of a certain blend. I bought it as a gift for a Royalist friend, and when ordering I looked at our miserable old plastic container that contains tea bags and thought, what the heck. I will get one for us too. As I have discovered in the past, the postage costs almost as much as what you are buying.

Silly me. I was thinking like we are dollar for dollar with the US, we are pound for a dollar with the UK. No, pounds cost.

12 comments:

  1. I am not in favour of an inherited monarchy being our head of state either. However if the tea caddy is beautiful, use it in good health. I have Christian, Islamic and royalist objects, none of which I believe in...but the objects are beautiful to look at.

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  2. But is it Bushells?

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  3. Yep Hels. Really I make no apology for liking the tea caddy. It is quite well made and should last.

    Victor, at our rate of tea consumption, it will be a while before it is opened. I'll let you know.

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  4. oh good shopping - I love it.
    Do not get me started on Australia Post. they are not happy with all the shopping parcels from overseas.
    I bought a UK amazon paperback for 2 pounds, the postage was 7 pounds, and Auspost carded my box to come pick it up.
    they said the parcel van could not deliver it because it wasn't a parcel, and the postie's motorbike didn't have room for it. Left me wondering what the 7 quid was for.
    I am a Royalist and just love Her Maj. A great actress with real jewels. She has 98 of those brooches. bwa ha

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  5. Hels' response is perfect. Enjoy.

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  6. It's a pretty tin. i'm not much of a tea drinker either, but I recently bought a Limited Edition "Twinings of London" tin containing 100 teabags of Australian Afternoon tea. Just because I like the Aussie sunset colours of the tin which has images of three kangaroos bounding across it. I've no idea what I'll do with the teabags. I'll probably just take them to work and leave them in the lunchroom.

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  7. Ann, I think we have twice received cards to collect parcels when apparently we weren't home, except we were. We just cross the road to collect, so no big deal, but I don't think Aus Post even tries anymore. Of jewels, old Betty has plenty.

    It was FC. I am overwhelmed with clever women. I like.

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  8. That tin sounds nice River. Sister and Bone Doctor are tea drinkers, so ours will get used up in time. At my work sometimes someone will bring in a heap of fruit, often lemons, and leave them there for people to take. Somewhat spoilt by greedy people who take almost the lot.

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  9. Oh come on Andrew stop pretending you're a Republican, just come out of the closet..you know you love HRM hahaha!! A Diamond Jubilee tea caddy how ironic is that!

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  10. Grace, I do indeed love Her Maj, but I am still a republican.

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  11. I have a thing for stuff in tins! That is a lovely tin indeed.

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  12. Fen, had I know, I would have gotten you one too.

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