Little and large

Small envelope with a large stamp

The recent changes to how the Royal Mail charges for delivery of letters is actually quite simple, now that I’ve got used to it.

Letters are now separated into three bands:

  • Letter
    240 x 165 mm (x 5mm max. thickness)
    max weight: 100g
  • Large Letter
    353 x 250 mm (x 25mm max. thickness)
    max weight: 750g
  • Packet
    > 353mm long or > 250mm wide (or > 25mm thickness)
    max weight: depends on service

Which is why I laughed when I received an envelope (pictured above) from my sister Jenni.

This small envelope is only 150mm x 90mm (6″ x 3.5″) and yet has a “Large Letter” stamp on it. I wonder what the smallest large letter I could send would be.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “Little and large”

  1. Hi David,

    no, Tulliallan is near Alloa (near Stirling), which is even further away than Edinburgh is from here.

    To get to Tulliallan from Edinburgh, cross the Forth Road Bridge and turn left; to get to Anstruther cross the bridge and turn right; Anstruther is near St Andrews (near Dundee), about 50 miles from Edinburgh.

    Hope you had a good time, though.


  2. Hello Gareth,

    Yes, I enjoyed the brief time spent there. Charming people which was for me like stepping back in time to a more civilised way of life.

    Going back for a two week holiday for the last two weeks in April, a beautiful cottage located in Ardgay, Sutherland.

    Cant wait – another day travelling into Euston, its a different world.


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