Dear Sir,
When we retired to live in Minorca some twenty-five years ago, after a nomadic career spanning nearly forty years, my wife and I tossed up a coin to decide who did what in our retirement. My wife got the garden and I got the kitchen. Other chores we share.

My wife has become a knowledgeable gardener and I have become a reasonable cook (sophism of departing dinner guests accepted). Despite reading vast numbers of cook books, there is a mystery I have been unable to solve.

Why do we have to put a pinch of salt into almost everything we cook?
When we boil potatoes and other veg - when we make crepes, cakes and other sweet things - the list is endless, and such a contradiction of tastes.
Hopefully, there is a Bulletin reader who is willing to enlighten me.
Apart from learning how to boil an egg, there are one or two other things I have learned over the years.
Pride in my country, its institutions, traditions, heritage and history; the virtues of marriage, the traditional family, patriotism and Christian values have a far greater importance than all the political dogma and correctness and the frantic need to change everything that is daily thrust down our throats by our political masters.

Hopefully, the silent majority will find its voice in the near future.

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Dear Sir,
Reading your “Quote of the Day” of March 15, it amazes me why Americans ridicule cricket, the rules are so easy to follow.
Cricket consists of two teams of 11 men. One team is in, the other is out. The in team go in to bat and each man stays in until he is out. He then goes out and the next batsman comes in. When ten batsmen of the in team are out, the whole team is out. The in team then go out and the out team come in. The process is then repeated.

The team which scores the most runs is the winner. No problem, much easier than baseball.
Best wishes,

Ray Musgrave.Soller

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