Many due to the contributors to the Country diary. Throughout a yr with a lot unhealthy information and restrictions on journey it has been pure pleasure to learn particulars of adjustments in nature from completely different corners of the British Isles – usually expressed in pleasant prose.
• I’d wish to reassure your contributor (Letters, 18 December) that there isn’t a disgrace in being lonely. Many people who’re profoundly deaf, unable to listen to the telephone or music, solely the hammering of tinnitus day after day, discover this time of yr even worse yearly. Household and pals are distant. It takes a lot braveness to handle every day and typically the surprising shall be welcome. I’ve a rule. I don’t get off the bed till I’ve one clue within the cryptic crossword!
Seer Inexperienced, Buckinghamshire
• I used to be disenchanted to learn two Open College teachers nonetheless perpetuating the parable that building jobs are for boys and caring jobs are for women (Letters, 15 December). Huge numbers of jobs in business are carried out as competently by ladies as by males.
(Retired civil engineer) Penrith, Cumbria
• My daughter and associate moved home final Thursday from Putney to Berkshire. This meant: Thursday, tier 3; Friday, tier 2; Saturday, tier 3; Sunday, tier 4. Is that this a document?
Driving Mill, Northumberland
• Emma Brockes feels “docile submission” in direction of bearded males (Digested week, 18 December). Is that this a typical response? Maybe some common correspondent might inform us.