Dear chestnuts/conkers, The theory (which I mentioned here ) about you keeping spiders away seems to have some truth in it – I have not seen a spider in the porch since I put some of you there. I actually haven’t seen many spiders in the house at all recently, so perhaps the benefits extend further than the room in which you are placed, which would be a bonus.
Dear snowdrops, I go away for a couple of weeks and in that time you have appeared! You are looking very nice, although I notice there are some gaps where previously there were none, so I wonder who has been at the bulbs?
Dear Florida, Thank you for providing such lovely, warm, sunny days for our visit.
Dear Virgin Atlantic. I think you need to have a look at some (many) of the seats on at least two of your planes, because they need some attention. It’s difficult to watch tv when the seat in front of you moves backwards and forwards everytime the person sitting in the seat moves, even a little bit. You also need to check your air-conditioning – we were freezing!
Dear laundry/ironing, You are always the downside of any trip.