Last week’s What Is It? item may have been a bit too easy as more than 70 readers knew it was a ceramic hot water bottle. Stewart Ross said he remembers using them as a child during cold Scottish winters. His mother made fabric covers for them so people didn’t suffer burns. While Kaye Sierzant’s grandfather worked in a factory in Victoria which made them. Others to answer correctly included Keith Brown, James Smith, Brian Sykes, Patricia McCauley, Jonathon Dakin, Anna Lees, David Walsh, Helen James, Bryce Atkinson, Joan Davis, Yvonne Tierney, Marion Rainsford, Lesley Grano and Rosemary Dick.