19 DECEMBER 1992, Page 71

Mr and Mrs R and the Christmas Card List

Shall I cross them off?

It's twenty years since we last met.

Of course Mr R and I once thought we were made for each other — Oh that heart-stopping moment by the kitchen sink, when he took off his spectacles and fiercely kissed me.

But all that lasted less than a week and what I recall more vividly is Mrs R's good advice: Always plunge your lemons in hot water before you squeeze them.

One more year perhaps.

Connie Bensley