Sir: We must be the Government's dream family. The chickens, ducks and geese have taken over the back garden, up to 14 in the freezer this week. Our vegetable garden is flourishing. We could not afford the central heating again this year so we are still on a coal-fired range and a log fire. My husband lost his proper job two years ago, so no benefit now for a year, but he is still afloat, just. We have gone as far back to basics as one can get and if this is the Tory dream, it may sound romantic to some, but I am there and I find little to recommend it, especially on a cold and frosty morning.
S. M. FOX