Snail mail: Cuba postcards take 28 months to get to UK
LIFE in the Caribbean generally does move at a slower pace than on our fair island.
But that was taken to extremes recently when a postcard from Cuba dropped through the door of a Bromsberrow Heath couple - two years after it was posted.
Joanna and David Read were delighted to have the unexpected mail from Havanna, but also a tad puzzled.
The card, depicting a picture of the Hotel Inglaterra in Cuba's capital City, had been written by their neighbours, Jan and Richard Long, who had visited the country more than two years previously.
In spite of having the correct amount of stamp postage and airmail sticker, it seems that the Cuban postal system failed to deliver not just this card, but five others to family and friends, all of whom received their belated mail last Saturday - taking 28 months to get to the destinations in the UK.
After much amusement, the group has concluded they will never complain about the British postal system again, said Jan.