Word from Wormingford
Ronald Blythe always wanted to be
alone - and now, in a way, he is
WHEN, giving a hostage to fortune, I recklessly announce that I
do not take holidays, meaning that I don't have a fortnight in
Spain, or Felixstowe, the reply is: "But your life is all holiday!"
So much for the years at the desk.
This country was all holy days until the Reformation, after
which you were lucky to get time off for Christmas. Bank Holidays
began in 1871, when banks were closed for one day a year. In Thomas
Hardy's novels, you got a day off only if some minor mishap - ...
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