April 19, 2010
Volcanic Ash Cloud Halts Airmail
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the greatest ever excuse for your order being delayed! We’ve got volcano trouble! That’s right, folks, international orders dispatched from this weekend (and possibly the day before) will struggle to reach you in incredibly swift fashion due to the vast cloud of volcanic ash which is hovering over Britain and Europe and preventing planes from taking –off, hence no airmail.
UK packages should still be on their way, though Royal Mail do usually use planes to move mail up and down the country, so there could be a day or two delay on those packages as Royal Mail reorganise themselves into vans and trains only.
So, my apologies for any inconvenience cause by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in Iceland, but there’s not a lot we can do, save stand at the windows and try blowing the clouds away (which was fun for a few seconds but has grown somewhat wearisome now).
I know they are re-assessing the no-fly order over Britain this evening (about 7pm-ish), but I have also heard that the volcano isn’t easing up with its ash-spewing, so we don’t yet know when this will be sorted out. We will keep you as informed as we can.
Thanks for your patience everybody.