Dear Mr Kipling, I was very excited earlier this week to spot that you have produced some special Lemon Fancies to wish us all a Hoppy Easter (following on from the success of your orange Fiendish Fancies for Hallowe’en and your white Frosty Fancies for Christmas). I was just admiring them when a box jumped into my basket. Of course, I was too polite to ask it to leave, so I had to bring it home. I may even have to eat the contents …
Dear Great Tit, Your call was very loud and persitent yesterday morning, and I was very tempted to go out into the garden and shoo you away, but I remembered how nice it is to hear birdsong now that spring is here, so I left you alone. Perhaps you could sit on a tree slightly further away from my house next time?
Dear hairdresser, I am looking forward to a long overdue visit to you tomorrow.
Dear pile of books by my bed, Ooops – you seem to have grown higher again. I blame the people who keep recommending books to me, or passing on books which they say I will enjoy. We have a two week break from school coming up soon, so hopefully I’ll get a bit more reading done and reduce your numbers a bit.
Dear optician, How can you use the word ‘express’ in your name yet take three weeks (or possibly more because that is only a projected time) to produce a pair of glasses? When I had my eye test and ordered new glasses I was quoted 7 – 10 days for them to be ready. I must say I was a bit surprised, and disappointed, at how long they were going to take but accepted the situation. Yesterday, having heard nothing, I phoned and was told that you hope they will be ready on Monday, which will be 21 days. Twenty one days! When I pointed out that I had been told 7 – 10 days, the member of staff seemed puzzled that I should have been told such a short period for this type of glasses (there’s nothing special about them as far as I know!). This will be the last time that I use your company.
Dear innocent drinks, It was lovely to receive a hand-written note from you yesterday, thanking me (and my mum and daughter) for knitting so many little hats for your Big Knit campaign.
Have a good Friday everyone.