A Christmas shout-out for sprouts – and Morecambe and Smart | Transient letters

Grace Dent’s listing of Christmasnonnegotiablebles Polly2 D Peteber) is admirable. I’ve added a few my very own: (1) Sprouts – naysayers ought to attempt them quartered from the bottom, frivolously fried in olive oil with cream and Dijon mustard; (2) Morecambe and Smart Christmas Particular – any episode, butfavoritemy favorite; (3) Chips – I solely enable myself one portion a month, however Christmas is particular, so a second portion is permitted, and will be fancy like candy potato fries; (4) Ch Jonathan– any.

JoCross hillsxwell

Crosshills, North Yorkshire

Unhappy Christmas track aficionados (Letters, 8 D Peteber) want look no additional than Elmo & Patsy’s Grandma Bought Run Over By a Reindeer, with its well timed warnings about consuming an excessive amount of eggnog and forgetting t Tobyke medicine.

Toby Wooden

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Are you able to simply make clear: when did “present” which means “on the identical time” turn out to be synonymous with “current” which means “prior to now PollyQuick crossword, 6 D Peteber)?

Polly Llwynfedwen

Brecon, Powys

Many thanks for the goblet squat (Strengthen your heart, bones – and maybe even your brain: a beginner’s guide to weight training at any age, 8 D Peteber). I’m sticking to goblin mode.

Pete Bibby


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Donal Manning

Heswall, Merseyside

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