Eat out for the cost of cooking
It is as cheap to eat out as it is to cook for yourself. I eat out about twice a week and yet for less than a fiver.
I try different venues and they are all great, you don't have to pay the Earth. A lot of these pub meals are well worth having.
You see on television all these cooks, it takes them ages to cook a meal and when it is ready it costs a fortune, sometimes as much as £15.
And when you see it on your plate, I could demolish it in less than five minutes.
Just a little bit of this and a little bit of that they call it presentation – it is hardly a starter for me.
I like something substantial. Of course we all enjoy our Sunday dinner – that is the best meal of the week.
Every Sunday I go down the club. When I cycle home, the aroma coming from the houses it makes me pedal a little quicker.
Apart from Sunday lunch what comes second place is the good old faggots, chips and mushy peas.
As I've said before, you don't have to pay the Earth. All in all, I do eat sensibly.
Phil Dyer, Glen Parva.
Just a quick note to say a big well done to all involved with the screening of Awesome I... Shot That at the Phoenix.
It was shown in memory of Adam MCA Yauch, late member of the Beastie Boys, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
All proceeds went to the local charity Hope For Cancer and it was clear a great night was had by all, especially as it was also the night of England's match against Sweden in Euro 2012. A lot of people came, and some moves were indeed busted.
I got chatting to the lad who had held a raffle – giving away a rare piece of vinyl among other items – about how cancer had recently taken a close member of my family.
I also told him what a great idea it was to show the film.
When he gave me a copy of it on DVD, well, I was grinning like a Cheshire cat!
Connections like that make life special.
Thank you and, more importantly, well done.
J Hewitt, Oadby.
I agree with everything in Ian G Lambert's letter ("Commercialisation seems to have taken over the world", June 11).
His comment that Christmas paraphernalia is on sale in August reminded me that last year, the Christmas theme of Winter Wonderland in London's Selfridges opened on July 28.
Now it is 2012, I am surprised that shops are not cashing in on the ancient Mayan prophecy that the world will end on December 21 (21.12.12) – an inconvenient date as we would miss out on Christmas.
We could, however, be encouraged by stores to buy all of our Christmas goodies and celebrate earlier. If the prophecy is incorrect, we would have to buy everything again.
Elizabeth Allison, Aylestone.
We have just visited the Little Theatre to see the Youth Theatre play Honk. What a marvellous evening. The commitment they put into it made us feel so proud of our young people. Congratulations to them all.
Aileen and John Orme, Stoneygate.