Every so often we get a useful fregola into our heads. Like the woolly hat, which right now we can't live without. It's a bit like a couch throw blanket, a hot water bottle, afternoon tea. Practically an institution. Usually avoided by long-haired girls, with manes of hair that refuse to be tamed even by a circus whip, and those who "would really love one" but then are just never sure. •••