Pops, i had one letter this week, last week i had a letterbox crammed full of stuff after 2 or 3 weeks of nothing, i'm on grange road, so i guess they may be catching up on some of the backlog. either way my personal opinion is bring on some competition, i still can't believe parts (or all) of the country can be held to ransom in this way, in this day and age. it's pathetic. it reminds me of the 1970's (although i hate to admit i remember that era).
The only post we've been getting on a very regular basis are Lakeland catalogues. We get at least one a week not including the special christmas catalogues, of which we now have two. Mr Mac has just reported that yet another Lakeland catalogue has just arrived this morning. You got to hand it to them, even on a strike day their catalogues are still appearing!
No mail in my area today, and that's the first time since the problems started. On some days, up til now, we've had two deliveries on the same day. (Just like the good old days!) On the plus side, less red rubber bands to pick up from my doorstep!
Received yesterday (24 October) in the post: my missing trip dossier (postmarked 23 September) and my credit card statement with 3 days to go before payment was overdue. Anticipating the same problem next month, I've over-paid the amount owed and I did that by telephone. Also, am now "only" missing TO editions from 15-21 and 22-28 October, the others having trickled through (although not in chronological order) in the early part of last week. No sign yet of an Amazon parcel sent 16 October to my work address (also in SE1). What worries me is what I don't know I should have received and haven't ... I also got a letter yesterday from the credit card company saying that they've reviewed my credit limit and would increase it if they didn't hear otherwise from me. Have no idea when that letter was posted, but when I called to decline their kind offer, my credit limit had already been increased, because they hadn't heard from me!! Not a big deal, because the change was in my favour and also easily reversed, but would just encourage everyone to keep an eye on things like direct debits which they've set up with utility companies etc. for any adjustments to the amounts debited. Last year, my electricity supplier randomly doubled the amount it was asking for each month although I certainly wasn't using double the amount of power and only the requirement that they write to me allowed me to head them off at the pass ;) Would be very convenient for the strike to be blamed, wouldn't it, if such a letter were not to be received ...