The essential items missing from the editor’s No Deal Brexit shopping list
SINS OF OMISSION
Your ‘No Deal Brexit’ shopping list (Cotswold Life, September) was missing two essential items duct tape and WD40. Armed with these two household staples, any number of solutions can be found to everyday problems. Callum Macintyre Cirencester Sir,
I am concerned that your list neglects that most basic of necessities - alcohol. A home brew kit just won’t cut the mustard and given that the Cotswolds is now in the forefront of gin production, you should have a crate or two of Mother’s Ruin at the very least. Charles Withers by email Sir,
Might one enquire how you propose to open your tinned Fray Bentos pies and tinned sponge puddings without that most essential of items, a tin opener? Barry Williams by email
FLYING INTO CIREN
Katie Agnew’s overview of life in today’s big bad world (Cotswold Life, September) was amusing but frighteningly close to reality. However, living in Badsey as she does, I find it hard to believe that of all the obvious things she names as a desperate need, one appears to be a town where she can park.
Please allow me a word of advice, straight from the heart. Katie, do not consider Cirencester. It has all the things you list – independent shops selling sustainable produce, satellite hospital, community school etc. It is a town that has all the convenience and charm that today’s shoppers, looking for something different, crave. But in order of preference, go by mobility scooter, by bus, by light aircraft to Kemble and then taxi back, by rail and get back from Swindon, but under no circumstances must you go by car, you will empty your fuel tank looking for somewhere to park and if you are disabled, forget it. [Been there, got the T-shirt and the parking ticket.] David Lynham Longford
I recently picked up a copy of Cotswold Life in my doctor’s surgery and would like to say... Brian Cheetham by email EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m sorry to cut you short, Mr Cheetham, but if you haven’t paid for the magazine, then you’re not entitled to comment. Goodbye.
ABOVE: Cirencester has everything you need in a Cotswold market town… except parking spaces Picture: Antony Thompson / TWM