At the height of a political colossus | Letters
Ah, come on now – your photo from page three accompanying the article on ‘Shrinking Dutch’ (Report, September 17) showing our 5-foot-3 president, Michael D Higgins, standing next to the great king of the Netherlands , Willem-Alexander, is a little unfair. Michael D, as he is called in Ireland, is a giant man, both politically and culturally.
Last week we had the privilege of a very reasonably priced mini stay at a luxury hotel. When we arrived we found that the hot morning food was no longer available due to lack of staff. Considering probable cause, there was a certain irony in the fact that the proposed alternative was called “continental breakfast”.
West Ashby, Lincolnshire
Alison Botterill can be happy that the suffragette book is at least in a somewhat relevant section (Letters, September 16). A former colleague told me that he had given up looking for a physics book called Schrödinger’s Kittens, when he found it, somewhat by chance, in the “Pets” section.
Sure, Mr Walker (Letters, September 17) replied to his English teacher (of all people): “No – these are things that are being tested.”
What’s hou-ha about the scum on the top of the tea (Letters, September 16)? Just rename it “crema”.