My two little grandsons got a hamster for Christmas called Malcolm (Yes, I know, a strange name for a hamster!).

At the weekend my five-year-old grandson was playing happily on the living room floor when the hamster rolled across in its exercise ball next to him.

At this point my grandson pushed the ball and said hamster across the room exclaiming ‘It’s two metres Malcolm, two metres!’

It appears my daughter has got the message across well to the children!

Jane Garnett,

Landsdown Way, Haxby