The exception (whose name I can't remember) was the saint I earned for speed-reading Dick and Jane: her image stopped at her waist, the better to impress upon me the hair shirt
she was wearing, tight as a corset against her naked torso.
On the open road there is an underlying toughness to the ride, many miles from a hair shirt
but not quite the Jermyn Street cut of a Range Rover.
The Vitara has never been bad in the rough but, like buying a hair shirt
for judicial enquiries and wearing it to drinks parties, a price was paid in everyday use.
Mr Carter may feel that he deserves to wear a hair shirt
I was a ballboy, in a washedout bottle green tracksuit that itched like a penitent's hair shirt
One of the problems with an economic recession is that along with the doom and gloom merchants come the puritans - killjoys and hair shirt
merchants who believe we're being punished for our previous excesses.
But there are still ways to make our habits less harmful without donning the hair shirt
Tartuffe (John Ramm) is talked about constantly but does not appear until an hour into proceedings, arriving with the immortal line: "Rub some fresh stinging nettles into my hair shirt
As ever, I'm happy to don the hair shirt
May I issue a plea to the rulers of Betfair that as part any agreement with Timeform, the most rigid conditions are laid down to preserve the priceless editorial independence of a publication that has my total respect, not least for its deep wisdom in refusing to employ me in the House of The Hair Shirt
, Halifax, when fresh out of university.
The news from Russia that they are prepared to increase prices or cut gas supplies to users, is a wake-up call to the rest of Europe, who have bowed to the hair shirt
environmentalist brigade making us ignore the real problems facing us with energy.
He was RIGHT to dismiss the doom merchants who wanted him to wear a hair shirt
because the result went against us.
Do I go and suffer the guilt, maybe wear a hair shirt
or something to make myself suffer in some way too?
The best that can be said about the Budget is that, despite the hair shirt
in prospect for the UK, it did nothing to get in the way of the markets' attempts to rebuild confidence.
The intention is not to urge Christians to get measured for a hair shirt
but to rediscover 'how good and joyful a thing it is to dwell together in unity' with all that lives.