Forgive the Dame for going off topic.....
Being ghastly, she rarely gets invited for weekends.
Recently, a misguided couple from Warwickshire regretted inviting her for a long weekend at their charming 'barn conversion'.
Over a 'county dinner party' she heard a story that made Sir Pooter Cockell seem quite frugal.
It seems her host's friends Mr. and Mrs. Seccombe are the talk of 'Tout Warwickshire'.
Why? Well, it seems the lucky duo are paid a bit above £130,000 a year courtesy of taxpayers....and there's a pension in there too....
Izzi 'leads' Warwickshire County Council and grabs £40,000 a year; her hubby, Phil pulls in nearly £90,000 as a fairly hopeless Police and Crime Commissioner for the county.
When the country is on its uppers, it's good to see a Conservative duo conserving wealth for themselves.
Come back, Pooter, all is forgiven!