It's heartening to see that my North Wales correspondent still keeps a weather eye on the pulse of world affairs.
Dear Coffee Annan, she writes, do forgive my last letter, I was "overtired" as my late husband used to say after a second nightcap.
I just want to express my profumbent gratification for all that you are doing in Syria to stop people being nasty to each other. That Mr Assad looks such a nice man for an Arab, and tall with it. I always thought dictators were shortarses with chips on their shoulders, but he seems to be long and thin. A diet of Welsh leek soup might improve his mood. Let me know if you need a recipe.
Blodwen Trellis, Mrs, widow, retd.