― I bumped into dear Hilda as she was walking home from her village WI lunch the other day. Even at her advanced years I have to admire the old stick for still trying hard to look her best. Mind you, the face make-up is somewhat trowelled on and she often takes on the appearance of a greased-up rectal thermometer.But hey, that’s the way it was in the good old days. So they tell me. At least she’s now stopped drawing pencil marks down the back of her legs so she looks like she's wearing nylon [...].