In the gutter but looking at the carbs | Brief letters

Frank Bowling | Food waste | Bumblebees | Brexit advisers | Golf | G-Wiz

The venerable, and beautiful, photo-portrait of Frank Bowling (Bowling them over, 30 May) brings to mind playing football with him in Battersea Park in the early 1960s. As we tussled in midfield he explained that in New York his peers judged a painter solely by the amount of money he was making. From this single encounter I have tracked and admired his work ever since. Particularly satisfying, therefore, to read about his public recognition, and his first retrospective at the Tate.
Hamish MacGibbon

• Andrew Mayers (I’m the gutter gourmet: how I spent a month eating other people’s leftovers,, 30 May) may “feel more streamlined, more connected, less anxious” and be playing better tennis, but has he considered the long-term effects (Eating highly processed food linked with risk of early death, 30 May)?
Shirley Williams
Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

• What a coincidence! On the very day that your article was published (Bumblebees hit by harsh weather in 2018, 29 May) my husband uncovered a white-tailed bumblebee nest – in the very place where he wanted to build a wood store. Now I can join the BeeWalk scheme.
Helen Keating
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

• I’m sure the public sector will be delighted to see another indication that “austerity is over” (UK spends £97m on Brexit advisers, 30 May).
Andrew J Langstone
Solihull, West Midlands

• If only I’d known that golf had been upgraded from a game to a sport, I’d have got all 12 (Wordsearch, 28 May).
David Thompson
Sudbury, Suffolk

• A contender for the 21st-century Model T (Letters, 30 May) is the G-Wiz. Made in India.
Charles Birch
Watchet, Somerset

• Join the debate – email

• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

• Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers? Click here to upload it and we’ll publish the best submissions in the letters spread of our print edition


The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Morris cars are lefty, not Brexity icons | Brief letters
Brief letters: Iconic cars | Decline of wildlife | Roma culture | Cross v crucifix


06, Jun, 2018 @5:25 PM

Article image
Travellers in Nigeria on the road to ruin | Brief letters
Brief letters: Brexit | Periods | Butterflies | Morris Minors


05, Jul, 2018 @4:50 PM

Article image
The great British school holidays washout | Brief letters
Brief letters: Changing your name | School summer holidays | Socks | HS2 | No-deal Brexit | Today programme


21, Aug, 2019 @4:05 PM

Article image
Sad disappearance of UK-owned carmakers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Brexit and Northern Ireland | UK carmakers | Women’s bathing | Quorn | Getting the pill


14, Feb, 2018 @5:35 PM

Article image
Happy days Zaheer again. Again | Brief letters
Brief letters: Zaheer Abbas | Beavers | Christmas cake | Brexit | Morris Travellers


26, Jul, 2018 @5:20 PM

Article image
The French know how to do lunch | Brief letters
Brief letters: Wine at lunch | Cleaning products | Words for loo | Moorhens | Brexit soundtracks | The Scottish diet


25, Feb, 2019 @6:20 PM

Article image
Get stuck into the marmalade debate | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Duchess of Argyll | Fortnum & Mason shoppers | Bird spotting | Sugar content of jam


01, Feb, 2019 @4:34 PM

Article image
From Les Misérables to les gilets jaunes | Brief letters
Brief letters: Performative workaholism | Brexit and Groundhog Day | London concert hall design | Les Misérables | Identifying corvids


29, Jan, 2019 @6:25 PM

Article image
Cobbles and cottages causing confusion | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ely | Myanmar | Leonardo drawings in regional museums | Brexit | Courtly courtesy


26, Apr, 2019 @3:07 PM

Article image
Roll up to a major Minor gathering | Brief letters
Brief letters: Eleanor Marx | Morris Minor rally | Longest-serving female MP | Anna Calvi fans | Brexit vote | Royal Ascot racecard


21, Jun, 2018 @4:56 PM