I took the opportunity while Mr P was out, to wrap up a large parcel containing one of my paintings and one of Mr P’s. Unfortunately it took quite a long time to carefully pack, in layers of bubble wrap, cardboard, brown sticky tape and brown paper.
When Mr P got back his suggestion was that a large black plastic bin bag would be a neater / better way to go. I rejected this – for obvious reasons. Mr P then advised me that as he had worked in the Post Office at Christmas Time ( many years ago ) he knew how they treated parcels, throwing them about, dropping them on the floor etc. I suggested throwing the parcel at him to test out his theory. I am now going to take it to the Post Office.