Thought that you'd be interested / amused / shocked by a three page letter that we received today from the residents of 19 Grays Lane. Page 1 was a random set of personal thoughts about the merits or not of protesting and the merits or not of getting involved in military ops in Iraq and Afghanistan (including whether it is better to grow potatoes than opium - his conclusion, by the way, is 'no'!) Page 2 contains the fact that he is 'perplexed' (a word that he repeats frequently). Perplexed that SSAFA has bought a "5 or 6 bedroom" house - not sure which bit of the incessantly repeated number 7 has confused him - when, and I paraphrase this fairly accurately, he is a property developer and has a number of 2 bedroomed flats available in Letherhead that we could have bought. He really is very perplexed that we have chosen a '5 or 6' bedroomed house and not his 2 bedroom flats - we could buy quite a few of these - because they represent far better value and are far better suited to our needs. So he intends to ask further questions ! Oh, and I almost forgot, because he's so perplexed and because he hasn't contacted us or MVDC at any stage before, he's copied his letter to the Editor of the Today Programme, the Editor of BBC Breakfast TV and Grayling MP!