More than a decade since I made my very first wooden spanking paddle I have now sent my creations to 11 countries around the world. Not surprisingly the USA has been the most frequent destination, with paddles being the preferred implement of choice in the majority of cases. Kinksters in the UK have tended to prefer rattan canes, which I attribute to the UK's long and storied history of canes in their school system :)
Last year saw the world's postal systems severely impacted by COVID, and nowhere was that truer than here in Australia, as much or our incoming and outbound mail usually travels on commercial passenger jets. With Australia's borders effectively closed for over a year and international flight numbers dropping as low as 2% of pre-COVID levels delays were inevitable.
I would like to thank the patience of everyone who chose to order something from me from overseas over the past year and a quarter. Every parcel arrived eventually, even one to Lithuania which ended up travelling by ship and took three months to reach its destination.
Shipping times are still a little slower than before COVID but they are much better than was the case in 2020. There are a few smaller countries and islands to which parcels must still go by sea due to the lack of flights. Click here to check the latest status of Australia Post's international services.