Agony Girl is back to solve your problems

By Swindon Link - 15 December 2023

Opinion and Features

From the pages of Swindon Link's sister publication The Ocelot comes Agony Girl in the form of ten-year-old Amy. We read her the questions and she tells us the answers. To ask Agony Girl a question yourself email us at [email protected] with 'Agony Girl' in the subject line.

Dear Agony Girl, 

You have been doing Agony Girl for nearly six years if you include your time doing it for The Ocelot magazine. What has been your highlight since starting as Agony Girl? You always cheer me up with your answers. 

Tyler, North Swindon 

Probably knowing that if I say a fun thing then people will laugh. When I started my new year at school I got to bring it in to Show and Tell and my teacher loved it. 

Dear Agony Girl, 

I'm at a complete loss. Unfortunately I've just come to the end of my fixed term mortgage and the cheapest deal I could get in the current climate, saw my monthly payments go up by £500 a month, which is a fortune. Do you have any money saving tips that could help me out? 

Lisa, West Swindon 

If you see a really nice top that you want to buy but if you know if you buy it then you'll lose money, if you do buy it, get all your clothes from your shopaholic era and have a massive sale to all the other shopaholics then gets lots of money. Or just not buy it and wait until you've paid off your mortgage and then buy it. 

Dear Agony Girl, 

I'm really worried. I once appeared on the BBC in a two-minute guest slot talking about the life-cycle of worms. This was five years ago, but with everything that's been happening lately, I'm worried that I will be accused of impropriety as an un-amed BBC celebrity. What should I do to keep a low profile? 

Kevin Faulkenor, Penhill 

If you have any social media app, make your name on it 'I love tickling people's toes' so people won't want to go on your profile and find out that you once were on the BBC talking about worms. 

Dear Agony Girl 

There is a spider living in an inaccessible corner of the bedroom where my partner and I sleep. The large, hairy variety. My partner hates spiders but I’m quite fond of them and like to carry them gently out of the house when she spots one. Fortunately she had not spotted our eight-legged lodger. My problem is that the spider only appears when we are in bed, and if I try to catch it she’ll know it’s there and want to know how long I’ve known it’s there. How do I distract her so I can prevent a row? 

Dave, Dorcan 

Say I've made something romantic for you in the bathroom and then quickly catch it with a net and throw it out the window making sure it safely lands. Then when she comes back in the room saying that there's no romantic thing in the bathroom, make sure you've got some wine to hand and say surprise and she'll be none the wiser that you just rescued a spider. 

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