email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 10 Tuesday, 1 September 2009 London Lite Do you make do and mend? LiLy ALLen, pictured, and her Twitter updates have kept everyone entertained in our summer of cricket. itd be cool if her TV sports show idea does work out. Shed get young people involved in the game. Harris, London A TerribLe idea. Just cos she likes sport doesnt mean she has any expert knowledge of it. Sports fans want analysis, not banal tweeting. Joe,London ALLen should do her show with Jonathan Agnew. Their interview on radio 4s Test Match Special was my summer highlight! James B, London The new Strictly Come Dancing panel is very exciting but I would have preferred it if one of the guys had been moved on instead of Arlene Phillips. Then we would have had a balanced panel of two boys and two girls. Alestare, London IM VeRY excited about James Mays Lego house. And with our population growing and the worsening housing shortage, whos to say the toy bricks might not be the solution of the future? Tim, Maida Vale Another thing Shouldweallhaveawatermeter?DoyoupreferNortonorOGrady? WillLilybeagoodsports presenter? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite A LTHOUGH I welcome John Lewis republishing the Second World War guide for frugal living Make-Do And Mend, personally Ive been using these ideas for years. Its high time we all remembered how to repair clothes instead of just throwing everything away, and its a good money-saver, too. Dolly, Lewisham THeSe are tips that mothers used to pass to their daughters but I dont know how much that happens now. My mother taught me that if you accidentally smash an egg you should coat it in table salt and it will solidify in seconds. It makes it easier to wipe up. Im still using that 30 years after leaving home! Sandra Hutchinson, Canada Water THeSe tips have made me look at the world in a whole new way! I dont think Ill throw anything away ever again. Like my grandfather used to say: You never know when it might come in useful! Charlotte, Richmond FOrGeT your expensive sink cleaners. Put some silver foil on the bottom of a dirty sink and sprinkle some soda crystals on top. Pour boiling water on top a n d , h e y presto, watch as all t he s c u m a n d d i r t transfers to the foil. Larry, Greenwich I WAS given some wartime cookery books for Christmas and they are brilliant. The recipes require so few ingredients and everything still tastes fantastic. Our genera- tion isnt as resourceful as previous ones. We get everything given on a plate, if youll excuse the pun. Hannah, Angel Ive been making my own clean- e r s f o r years, just by rubbing soda on a damp cloth. Still, if the book encourages young and old, male and female, to take up darning socks then it is all well and good -- we have been a convenience-buying, throw- away society for too long. Sian, Camberwell Textpoll Q: Was Baby P chief badly treated? OurlastresultIs the truth of the Lockerbie release being hidden? YES 91% NO 9%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite Darngood tricks save some cash Sew good: repairs are back in fashion e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukForget your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: Hotel sale applies to selected hotels. Prices correct at time of going to print, subject to availability and conditions. Prices are based on 2 sharing accommodation in September 09. See website www.lastminute.com for full terms and conditions 3* dublin from 42 4* edinburgh from 79 4* london from 81 up to 50% off hotels get more p to get more SPOTTeD: Susan Boyle trying to look incognito wearing massive shades in Portman Square at the weekend! SuBo fan, London hOw do I ask out a guy at work without it ruining our friendship or being office gossip? Confused, IG10 MATe says Im no rock chick cos I commuted to Reading. how else could I get home to clean off all the mystery fluid some yoof threw over me at the fest?! Rocker, London MeT great guy three months ago but now find he votes Tory. I dont. what should I do? Just avoid talking about politics forever? Ruby, Brixton wALkIng over London Bridge gust of wind blows skirt up around head. Thank goodness for big knickers. Laura, BR2 PASSengeRS on upper decks of 133/333/155 buses -- what do you reckon to that flat with hideous green interior on kennington Park Road? eww! WF, SW16 JuST had my sunnies stolen, literally from under my nose (clasped to my blouse) -- broad daylight! what is the world coming to?! Jo, WC2 DuBIOuS (Txts, Fri): Im the hypochondriac in my office and swine flu is the one thing I havent had... yet! (sniff) Chris, SE3 JAx (Txts, Thurs): my gorgeous boyfriend has a beard and its fab. even if it does smell of goat... Goatina, RM16 AnYOne else sneeze if theyve had a lot of alcohol? Megan, GU14 STuCk4IDeAS (Txts, Fri): getting married in three weeks, got my husband-to-be a tankard with date of wedding engraved. no excuse for forgetting anniversary! Pipipops, SS3 JAne (Txts, Fri): doc asking if you thought you needed an x-ray was probably hinting that you were wasting their time. Doctors appointment for a sprained ankle. honestly! Doc, SG12 SORRY to the man who stopped my bum landing on him on Central line Friday evening. I promise to hold on while reading the Lite next time. Natalie, E12 TIFFAnY (Txts, Fri): guy you were sitting next to repeatedly listening to Summer Of 69 was probably a Bodypump instructor, its the new squat track! Charlie, SE27 JOeYIzzY (Txts, Fri): boyfriend and I are Quality Street opposites. he eats cream-filled ones, I have the rest. I get most chocs AnD the green Triangle. Yum. Siobhan, Essex guY at work has something in his hands, turns and says, huh...I think Ive just tied the perfect knot. Bizarre comment genius! Paul, BR1 OTheR day guy at bus stop listening to All I want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey... on repeat. I giggled, he didnt. 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