Can we assume that the Blind Date column this Saturday will tell us what happened when Ursula von der Leyen, 62, president of a major international political and trading group, had a meal out with Boris Johnson, 56, trainee prime minister (Brexit: Johnson heads to Brussels after UK holds out olive branch, 7 December)? In our household we are on tenterhooks waiting for the answer to: “Would you introduce him to your friends?”
• Mother of three. Teacher for 30 years. Negotiating skills second to none. I wish they would fly me to Brussels to bang a few heads together!
• One immortal line from Corrie that my wife and I have long since adopted (Tony Blair wanted to be briefed about Deirdre!’ The inside story of Coronation Street, G2, 9 December) is that of Vera Duckworth on returning home to find that Jack has failed to start getting their tea ready: “Six o’clock and norra sausage pricked.” The line can be used in any domestic spat, culinary or otherwise.
• By withholding the bad sex award (Bad sex award cancelled as public exposed to ‘too many bad things in 2020’, 8 December), the Literary Review has in fact deprived us of what we need most – a good laugh.
Dr Mary Wrightson
• If I too had a coach and horses, perhaps I’d also be allowed to drive them through the travel restrictions, like William and Kate (Lukewarm welcome for William and Kate in royal tour of Scotland and Wales, 8 December).
Lewes, East Sussex