If you think you are busy this week preparing for Chirstmas, spare a thought for your postman or woman.
Leave cancelled, three hundred extra deliveries a day and all the last minute parcels to bring to your door this week.
The boom in internet shopping means across Southern Scotland, Cumbria and the North East the Royal Mail is delivering tens of thousands of additional packages every day.
You can see the full report from Julia Barthram below.
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