YEAHHH!!! I know, I sound like a kid at overnight camp for the first time… but it’s always exciting getting packages. So, shipping and purchasing books through Amazon.co.uk apparently (and actually) is very reasonable especially since the British pound is much weaker now against the USD than it was in 2006-07 before the global economic melt down. Package #1 came, having shipped from Amazon Germany’s storage facilities. AND it’s true — Kazposta (KZ’s postal service) did in fact, open and search the package (hence the tape at the top)… so… I guess it’s anyone’s guess whether packages actually do make it through or not. But this one did — and I was just glad to get some mail (even if I did buy the books myself – ha).