What you can learn by talking to hairdressers

first_imgAfter reading Marina Hyde’s comments about Team Sky and their tribulations (Opinion, 16 December), I have to say I sympathise with those who find it difficult to deal with the problem of salbutamol and its effect on cyclists with asthma. I have been taking it on a regular basis for many years and I am no better a cyclist now than I was before I turned 93.Hilda HaydenMalvern, Worcestershire• If Stuart Heritage learned to talk to his hairdresser (G2, 14 December) he would find he had a reliable source of information about tradespeople and wouldn’t need to employ expensive people who knocked on his door to clean his gutters (G2, 29 November). That’s how I discovered my most recent plumber.Margaret SquiresSt Andrews, Fife• I do hope that visitors to Scotland in search of còsagach are not disappointed by what they find next year (Hunt for Scottish hygge winds up in a damp wee spot, 15 December). If they don’t find what they are looking for, can I suggest that they visit Wales, where they will be warmly welcomed with a cwtch. Beverley MasonCardiff• I am always intrigued by the professions of the couples in your blind date feature in Weekend magazine. On Saturday we had Max, an innovation consultant. Are there no window cleaners or traffic wardens out there in search of love?David GerrardHove, East Sussex• My favourite placename in a song (Letters, 16 December) has to be from the Smiths’ song Is It Really So Strange?: “I lost my bag in Newport Pagnell” – both funny and sad.Jon GarrettLondon• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters letters Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Topics Reuse this content Men’s hair Cycling … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Team Ineos Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Since you’re here… Life and style Women’s hair Brief letters Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on Messengerlast_img