COFFEE IN PEACE
I DO agree with parts of the letter in last week’s edition about "whingeing and whining" from everyone these days.
It would be nice if it were a perfect world without people having to do this, and instead were happy and grateful for all we have.
I do object though to the noise in cafes and restaurants, with loud talking, loud music, children screaming and phones ringing constantly.
Gone are the days when we could go to our favourite coffee shop, sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and maybe read a newspaper or magazine in peace and quietness.
I now prefer to stay home and enjoy my morning coffee in peace, with soft background music instead of loud thumping music the shops are all intent on playing.
Maybe it is a sign of getting old. been associated with contamination of the environment and adverse health effects resulting in court cases in the United States.
To suggest that fake turf, whether plastic grass or soft-fall rubber, is a better ground cover than mulch, grass or other natural plant-based ground covers is absurd and unscientific.
Local government is right to discourage and even prevent fake turf used in our environment. This product will leave a toxic legacy that our society will regret in the future. JANE BREMMER, Alliance for a Clean Environment Inc., Guildford.