What a pleasure it was to read Kate Legge’s “Fridays with Ollie” (Aug 4-5), which I’m sure was enjoyed by every new granny all over Australia. It has been a steep learning curve for me, too. Day one of babysitting a four-month-old I struggled with the pram straps for 30 minutes – then I thought I’d locked us both out of the house and was rescued by two elderly neighbours. But now I’m in the swing of it: I have the car seat and stroller sussed out and have been trusted to take my now 14-month-old grandson to swimming lessons. What a joy it is for us both!
Mary Readman Adelaide, SA sandals. Some fashions are not meant to last, such as low-slung pants displaying part of your bottom, designer jeans with holes in them and women wearing bras outside their clothes. Although I admit, I’m no fashion expert.
Susan Munday Bentleigh East, Vic
I’ve thought of starting a new trend by wearing odd shoes and socks. All four could be different, or the left shoe and sock could match, or they could match diagonally. It also means that, if one of a matching pair wears out, you need not discard the other. To help the new fashion take hold I suggest catchy names such as Bisocksual, and for shoes, with a French flair, Dépariés.
Alex George Kardinya, WA wants and secondly, even if they are, I doubt very much whether the #MeToo movement is behind it. Sara Robinson Sandy Bay, Tas