The Lido by Libby Page
Mar20

The Lido by Libby Page

I picked up The Lido by Libby Page with my birthday money last autumn and it’s taken me this long to get round to reading it. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but it was another one of those books I’d seen a lot on social media. Every time I posted my ‘to read’ pile on Instagram, people commented on what a good read it was. I really shouldn’t have waited so long to read it. The Lido is a beautiful,...

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My son, Australia and coronavirus
Mar18

My son, Australia and coronavirus

After a wonderful time in Singapore and Malaysia, my son arrived in Sydney on Saturday morning. And he instantly realised coronavirus had changed the world. If he’d arrived less than a day later, he would have had to go into 14 day isolation – not ideal as he was leaving the country in eight days. I really wished he hadn’t gone there and had flown straight home from Singapore with his friend. He and his other friend...

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My son, his travels, coronavirus and me
Mar17

My son, his travels, coronavirus and me

Regular readers will know that I was very worried about my son going on his travels a couple of weeks ago. It was his dream trip, which he had completely planned and paid for himself. He was flying to Singapore, spending some time in Malaysia, then flying on to Sydney. He was going to be away for nearly three weeks. On the morning he set off, my husband and I drove him to the bus station to catch a coach to Heathrow. But we went in...

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Silent Sunday 15.3.20
Mar15

Silent Sunday 15.3.20

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Coronavirus, hand washing and (not) panic buying
Mar09

Coronavirus, hand washing and (not) panic buying

So, in a bid to combat coronavirus, we’ve all been learning to wash our hands properly. There are plenty of videos online and we all now know that you need to sing ‘happy birthday’ through twice to reach the magical 20 seconds. Why didn’t we know this before?! To be honest, I’m feeling pretty smug right now, because I’ve always been a good hand washer. I wash my hands at all the usual times –...

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