Dear Monitor, we note the absence of letters yesterday and must regretfully conclude that nothing arrived worth publishing. In the interests of ensuring at least one publishable letter today, may those of us who have concluded our Saturnalia shopping remind those less fortunate that a mere nine shopping days remain?
Hoping for a new coat, (hint hint, mother!)
Hmmm. No letters on Tuesday - and first sight of PM not until almost lunch time on Wednesday... Are we to assume that Monitor Towers was throwing its staff Christmas bash yesterday? If so, have a speedy recovery from the hangover. And, by the way, do you have any leftover cheese & pineapple sticks?
Shiz, Cheshire, UK
MM was labouring rather than revelling, alas, but apologises for the interruption in service and offers a bumper crop of letters by way of recompense.
Monday's letters were all very gripey and complaining. I am not happy with them. Please can people be a bit more light-hearted and witty. Disappointed of Leeds!
Re: this story and the picture caption "The scale of the bergs that arrive at South Georgia is hard to grasp". I suspect that they may be bigger than a London bus yet smaller than Wales. Does this help?
To Mark Scott, Melksham (Monday letters): Not that I am in any way old enough to remember it, Emergency Ward 10 from the 1960s was also filmed live. I'll get me white coat and exit stage left...
Fi, Gloucestershire, UK
I would like to know how one goes about finding buyers for this sort of collectible. Is there a society? What do they call their newsletter? And what do they recommend for displaying their collections?
Nadja, Bostonian in Moscow, Russia
Following your revelation that some papers are repeating news stories, could I ask that if the BBC ever feel the need to repeat a Lotto draw, they use the tape for Saturday 16 August 2008, since these are the numbers we buy every Saturday. Unfortunately we went away for the last two weeks in August 2008.
Bob Cratchett, London, UK
Re: John Marsh (Monday letters): I for one was thankful for the caption pointing out which figure was Mrs Philby, because as we all know, spies and anyone associated with them, are masters of disguise.
Carl Evans, Crepy, France
Not exactly nominative determinism, but I really hope the communications expert in this story is married to someone called Sue.
Ken, Hemel Hempstead
"Leaning Tower of Pisa Restored to Former Glory." So they got it up straight again did they?
JennyT, NY Brit
It certainly pays to be able to spell correctly. I bet an awful lot of people who can't have read Trollope sacked by Bristol Rovers and been a bit disappointed.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales
"Gawker attack spawns Twitter spam" reads the story's headline. Yet without even a trace of drugs in my system it still makes perfect sense to me. Twenty years ago a powerful hallucinogen would have been required to comprehend that sentence. Such is the pace of human progress in this, our age of wonders.
roarshock, Oregon, USA
Mormotomyia "is unable to fly". Surely then, this is a walk.
Dick Savage, Plzen, Czech Republic