Thursday, May 16, 2013

A parcel in the post

I always get a little excited about receiving a parcel in the post.  I subscribed to the monthly Studio Calico scrapbooking kit at the beginning of the year, and then the postal strike happened in Johannesburg.  I saw the monthly debits to my credit card but never received any packages.  Just as I was about to contact Studio Calico, I received 3 boxes in the mail, a bit battered but the contents were fine.

With the exchange rate and postal costs, the kits cost me about R480-00 per month; I estimate that I receive goods to the value of around R250-00, so this is not good value for me.  Admittedly all the items in the kit are brand new designs, but 12 sheets of paper, a few embellishments and one or two other bits and pieces does not equal R480.  I need to try and cancel my subscription.  Lesson learnt...


  1. Alison your fur baby is definitely seriously intrigued by all of this, the same as you are about the cost of your yummy scrap stash.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Hi Ali, Glad you eventually got your parcels and disappointed that they were not worth the price you paid ~ the postage sure is the killer!!!!

    Ruby is such a precious little girl!!!! and I know how she loves boxes.