Never rely on post from the UK - it can take ages for no reason at all. Normally letters take 2-4 days. The standard rate stamps are good for letters in the ec and you can buy them at newsagents.
It goes without saying that using the telephone to call the uk is not cheap. The best plan is to try and convince your parents to give you a bt Chargecard so you don't have to pay. Some phone boxes do not receive incoming calls so remember this if you are getting someone to call you back. The price bands are usually posted in the phone boxes; calls are cheapest after 10.30 p.m. and at the weekend.
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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Bordeaux - A Guide For Clueless ERASMUS Students ©1995 P. Hilton All Rights Reserved World-Wide
Written & edited by P. Hilton. Designed & published by P. Hilton. Contributions by G. Pharoah, D. Richardson.Illustrations by Yann. WWW version ©1997 P. Hilton.