I really hate spiders and wanted to deter them from coming into my home. I’d heard that conkers repelled them, so I collected some, then I drilled holes in them and threaded them on to long strings. I tied spare curtain hooks to the ends of each string of conkers and hung them on door knobs, windows and radiators. Now, I’ve conker-ed my itsy-bitsy problem.
Trudy Williams, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset