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Paul Vallely: Holidays are a time to be, not to do

They should be a complete break, not combined with work

Can you have too much sleep? I am sure that there are medical researchers some­where who will tell you that the answer is yes. But there’s fat chance in the real world. I’ve been giving this serious thought because I am just back from ten days holiday in Italy, and I am in that rare state of being all slept up.

It is easy to forget how pleasurable sleep can be. In normal life, sleep (in our household at any rate) is just an exhausted punctuation as we stagger from one ...

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Wed 24 May 17 @ 17:47
UPDATED: We will repair damage done to our city and its people, Bishop tells Manchester https://t.co/GCEa1R3PxW

Wed 24 May 17 @ 15:12
Selby Abbey will be open tomorrow from 7.30-8.30pm, for people to pray for the election and those affected by the Manchester terror attack