Five lots of 2p, 7p and 15p and six lots of 10p and 20p. The shopkeeper rightly figured that I required five lots of each of the stamps, which came to £2.70, he also knew I required two more stamps which added up to the difference.
My BrainBashers electronic world atlas has developed a fault, I did a listing of miles from England to particular countries and here is the result:
Spain 14,000 miles
Fiji 12,000 miles
Germany 18,000 miles
Brazil 16,000 miles
India 16,000 miles
Each vowel (AEIOU) is worth 4,000 miles and each consonant is worth 2,000.