CHRISTMAS Day may be more than three months away but the first deadlines for sending mail abroad are already approaching.
Royal Mail has announced the following recommended last posting dates for overseas surface mail:
October 1 - All non-European destinations except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, Hong Kong, USA and Canada
October 6 - Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore) and Middle East
October 20 - South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada
November 10 - Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
November 24 - Western Europe
For further information, log on to www.royalmail.com, ring 08457 740740, or ask at any post office.