Anyway, progress at last, for this afternoon I received an email from DHL:
The following 1 piece(s) have been sent via DHL International GmbH on
10/08/2009 on Shipment Number 4600619542.
DHL inform you that your documents from the British Consulate General will be delivered tomorrow (11/08/09) before 12 pm.
[etc. with details of receiver, sender and package reference]
Exactly when 12 pm is remains a mystery. I've heard of 12 noon and 12 midnight; I've heard of 12.00 and of 12 hours, but 12 pm is a puzzle. I'd guess 12 midnight (12 hours post meridian is, after all, 12 midnight), but why then a specification of time?
Generally when someone has to deliver a package on the urbanisation where we live, they are unable to find the address. The urbanisation is new and there are many little roads; there is also no street map at the entrance to the urbanisation. The passport renewal request form I filled in foresaw this sort of problem (good marks!) and asked that delivery instructions be provided. With my renewal request, then, I included very detailed instructions and a street map, indicating the exact position of the house.
I wonder if DHL received this information (or did it go to Brussels…?).
We'll see tomorrow.
Before 12 pm…