6 DECEMBER 2003, Page 40

From Madeline Cutts-Watson Sir: I nearly choked on my bonbons

and fell off my chaise-longue when reading Rod Liddle's preposterous claim that some women who stay at home are bone-idle.

Only this very morning my channel

changer's batteries went flat and I'm having to walk over to the television each time I want to change channels.

Tell him to get some sense of perspective!

Madeleine Cutts-Watson

Guernsey, Channel Islands