Petra let me know that my parcel left on Monday. And 48 hours later it was here! That is very fast service and I was very lucky to be here when the parcel came. I work in a high security environment and I am in up to eight places a day so I cannot have parcels delivered anywhere except at home. The courier parcel delivery happens while I am at work so parcels then go back to the depot overnight and the next day they appear at the Post Office.
Today I had an early cancellation so was still at home when the courier came. I would otherwise not have been able to take delivery. I used to be able to sign an authorization and ask for the parcel to be left outside my door but nowadays I have to sign on one of those gadgets and they cannot leave the parcel without the signature. I actually had to leave for work five minutes after it came so that was good timing!
Wow what a lovely time unpacking. I ordered the custom ones when I was at Van Der Spek and watched the leather being cut. The Touch Mes I ordered the day they came back into stock. I asked for pebbly ones and bigger rings.
Big parcel! I had to leave it behind and rush to work.
I got home later and my one cat, Fluffy (aka Chewy Louie) had helped me by opening it a little…
Well packed with lots of paper to stop the boxes rattling around. It is so meaningful in a way to know that Mrs Van Der Spek packs everything so perfectly and so carefully. This is no Amazon!
When I get parcels I usually give the cats the paper to play with until I can recycle it. They are inside cats so need to be constantly stimulated with play.
From left to right – the undyed zipped flyleaf with a plain back, two samples of undyed so I can put them next to the binder for comparison, and personal sized flyleaf in Janet Leather (#104) with zip on one side and secretarial pocket on the other.
A5 plain flyleaf in Janet Leather (#104) and carefully packages pen cases
Janet Leather (#104) A5 flyleaf and 2-pen case with 2-pen case in undyed leather
The boxes. It is so nice to get things in boxes!
Clockwise starting from top left: personal sized undyed, A5 brown Touch Me, A5 Janet Leather (#104), Personal Janet Leather (#104) , black personal Touch Me
Out of their plastic covers
Leather padding to protect the binders in transit. All these binders have big rings – 30mm in personal size and 35mm in A5 size
Flyleaves with front view of the personal sized Janet Leather (#104)
Flyleaves with back view of the Janet Leather (#104)
Open. They come with cardboard ring protectors and VDS sample credit cards in the pockets. Both A5s have gold 35mm rings. These are now sold out. I managed to snaffle some of the last ones when we were at Van Der Spek. The A5 Janet Leather (#104) has a gold popper as well.
Open showing the backs
The interior of the pen cases
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