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I agree with Tim Dowling (Can you do these 10 annual jobs in just one day? G2, 1 November) about the naming of the “man drawer”, an essential part of any household with or without a man, and previously known by me as “that drawer in the kitchen”, a name which everyone recognised. However, the contents of mine are now dispersed in a pocketed device hanging on my utility room door, admired by passing tradespeople as a good solution, and making it easy to find anything.
Penelope Stanford
Longfield, Kent

• As 2016 is clearly becoming the year of the unexpected – Leicester City, Brexit, Boris as foreign secretary and in all likelihood, President Trump – I’m sticking a tenner on Ed Balls to dance his way to victory. Stranger things have happened.
Ian Grieve
Steyning, West Sussex

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