My two-faced ‘friend’ has been spying on me

Dear Holly,

I’ve recently discovered that someone who I thought was a friend is a two-faced snake who has been spying on me. My security people tell me it’s to do with state secrets but I know full well he’s after my granny’s secret recipe for Apple strudel; his wife was green with envy last time I served it up. How can I ever trust my friend again?

Angela
Germany

holly2111111Dear Angela,

Don’t be too quick to judge your friend. When you’re the youngest in the family like me, no-one ever tells you anything, so sometimes your only option is to hide in the wardrobe and listen in. However, if you’re going to engage in covert operations you need to be prepared for some shocking truths. For example: Father Christmas, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny are nothing but cynical corporate fabrications; none of the grown-ups in charge, including the Prime Minister, has a clue how to run the country; and also your granny was caught shoplifting from Ann Summers again.

Hope that helps!
Holly