When Prudence was little, she desperately wanted to be a Brownie. She was never allowed to don the brown uniform, instead she was bullied into playing netball - a brutal and unforgiving sport - from the age of eight to 18.
She wasn't very good at it and suffered numerous small injuries, which are making themselves known as middle age sets in. These would never have happened if she'd been concentrating on getting her knitting and camping badges.
She is, therefore, insanely jealous of N, who managed to grow up in Australia and never set foot on a netball court.