Good news. I haven’t got a sighting yet, but I have news of Flat Richie!
Had a few delays picking up FR, but got him on the third try. So much fun stuff, I’ll take a while to pick my treasures. Some packages hold multiple items, so it’s a bit confusing. I might break the rules and replace more than three items. The bottom package had a ton of stuff and I think things might have become mixed up a little during all his travels. Love the journal. I will show Richie around town for a couple of days then send him off. Love, Kathy
I am taking Kathy’s note as an opportunity to send out a little reminder for all who are yet to receive the package.
- Please bear in mind the weight of the parcel! I have heard from previous parcel recipients that the package had accumulated so much weight that the postage price for a transatlantic journey had risen to three figures!!! That kind of defeats the purpose of the whole parcel chain – we don’t want this to become a huge expense, we just want this to be huge fun.
- So please, when you are replacing items, choose lightweight gifts.
- Also, as Kathy points out above, it may be a little bit confusing if some of the gifts consist of multiple items. Again avoid multiple-item gifts, if possible, or please package clearly (in a plastic bag?) so that we avoid confusion.
If I remember correctly, I started the Flat Richie parcel with 20 items – maybe that is a good item number to keep in mind. If possible, let’s not go above that. I am autocratically giving Kathy permission to choose more than (the otherwise suggested) three gifts, if only to bring the weight down of the parcel. When I started the parcel chain, the package came in under 2 kilos in weight, and the postage (within Europe) cost me 22 Euro. That’s just a guide weight/price, and the postage will vary depending on country of destination, but it gives you an idea that it *is* possible to do the parcel chain in a financially viable way.
Sorry, ladies, I don’t mean to be wagging my finger at you here. In fact, let’s celebrate the fact that we have now reached the half-way mark. We are at number 14 of now 26 participants. Celebrate!
So, let’s hope that Flat Richie will gather some steam again. I also hope that Jen took some pictures of *her* loot before she sent the package on to Kathy, because I am curious what she chose.
Otherwise – tally ho!
PS: Why is Richard so surprised/in awe of Sypha’s Funko Pop figure? Or maybe he hasn’t received a Trevor yet? Neither have I – even though I ordered mine *immediately* way back on the 15th of February. 😠 Claudia already has hers…