Mouse house is very, very, very fine house
There is a rival for the worst BBC soap opera (Costa del LOL , G2, 9 July): Triangle, set aboard a North Sea ferry, where Kate O’Mara had to sunbathe in sub-zero temperatures. However, I retain a lasting affection for Revelations, Granada’s sex in the bishopric soap, which boasted appalling dialogue and (as far as we could tell) only three locations.
My grandfather, born 1872, always referred to woodlice (Country diary, 7 July) as “Gramfer Krugers”. I never asked at the time, but guess there was some connection to the Boer war.
I showed the mouse who lives in our log pile the photograph of the splendid home the Sheffield mouse lives in (Letters page photo, 12 July). He/she now wants to move north.
Bad enough to misquote one of Paul Simon’s most famous lyrics as “the fire still remains”, but to repeat it in a quote box as “Simon’s musical epitaph” (Music review, 12 July)? The clue is in the title – The Boxer is a fighter and remains so.
Although the numbers and hands on Big Ben were originally Prussian blue (St George’s cross to reappear on the face of Big Ben, 12 July), shouldn’t they be painted British racing green so as not to offend the Brexiters?
Three one-day internationals and five Tests against India. Cricket’s coming home.
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