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A letter from Mrs P. Colin – Making do

A letter from Mrs P. Colin – Making do

This morning, as I was making my morning cup of coffee I realised the various economies I was practising without any hardship or much thought. I use a small plastic kettle – no water, time or power wa ...
A letter from G. B. Butler – Downsizing

A letter from G. B. Butler – Downsizing

Downsizing can be easily resolved – if the “will” was there. We need factory built, modern material “prefabs”. I recall these just after the two world wars and they were very advanced, with fitted kit ...
A letter from Emilce Rees – Foraging

A letter from Emilce Rees – Foraging

There are chestnuts trees in London but most of them produce chestnuts which are thin as wafers – I know for a fact that Chinese people know where the good, plump chestnuts are but it’s a closely guar ...
A letter from Caroline Witts – Downsizing

A letter from Caroline Witts – Downsizing

I was very interested to read the article in your September newspaper. I would very much like to downsize to a 2-bedroom flat with living room, bathroom and kitchen. Unfortunately I live in Exeter whe ...