Rang TNT just before we left at 4.50pm. Asked if it would be possible for the delivery guy to leave it next door (my mother in laws house) if I left a note on the door explaining. The guy on the phone said that was completely fine. So, annoyed at waitng in all day and getting nothing, but pleased that they would leave it next door if we missed them, we left. Got a phone call from my mother in law while we were driving to Sheffield. She saw a TNT van driving past at just after 5, and they didnt call at her house, so I rang TNT (my wife was driving, not I!) and the very helpful lady checked my consignment number , and said it was because it was from Apple, and a high value item - some drivers do not like to leave parcels with neighbours in case something should go wrong.
SO I now have to wait until Monday (8am til 6pm!)!!!