Update from 25/12-2012: On Christmas day Yulia was born, on twelfth night our next little one arrives. What are the odds she's called Viola? (PS: note to Andy from Friday's letter, twelfth is pronounced with the full four consontant cluster)
Becca, Trondelag, Norway
Re Andy Hill in Your Letters Archives 25/12/11 to 31/12/11.
How about 'fourths', 'fifths' or 'sevenths'? Or if you fancy a five-consonant cluster, there's always 'eighths'.
Dave Parker, Aix-en-Provence, France
What about a commerorative 50p with one side left blank, for those of us who aren't the slightest bit interested in the Olympics? I'd get my trainers - but I don't have any!
Paul Morris, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
Searching for the most expensive train journey - I'm pretty sure it is the Northern Line between Embankment and Charring Cross. Being 180m apart and a single cash fare on the Underground being £4.30 it works out at £38.45 / mile. Granted you'd probably not do that as a commute...
Tom Webb, Surbiton, UK
First off, why is a 300 year-old house causing problems on sat navs? I can't help thinking that a map "fix" rather than a map "update" is needed! Second off, when it costs £50 per year to keep tom-tom maps up to date the problem will only be slightly reduced by updating maps - virtually nobody will get them!
Colin Main, Berkhamsted, UK
So, Black's has gone into administration? Now I suppose we'll be subjected to a barrage of "Now is the winter ..." comments (well, you could hardly call them jokes). I'll get my tent.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales
Never mind if there's a 'sake' in there or not ... does anyone know what it actually means?
Dr Reece Walker Ph.D., London UK
Sake? What on earth would Rabbie Burns be doing with "sake" anyway? I thought he would be more of a uisge beatha drinker!
sveninbasel, Basel, Switzerland