Talk: "My husband," sighed one long-suffering Mumsnetter this week, "has eaten a fat ball". Apparently, it was "made by the children in the park last week and left in the fridge to solidify. I have no idea what culinary delight he thought it was supposed to be." Sympathy, advice ("I'd leave him a bucket") and increasingly eyebrow-raising updates were quickly forthcoming. Ever eaten bird food by mistake? Now's your chance to 'fess up.