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Soul-sapping monotony, holidays and the Lord’s Day

The Transport Secretary Grant Schapps’ advice that it was ‘too soon’ for people to start booking summer holidays in February, either in the UK or abroad, came six weeks too late for my family.

Comment Rachel Jones
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Surely no government can cancel Christmas and not expect middle-aged women across the country to immediately start planning their next opportunity to fulfil every mother’s dream: Having All their Grown-up Children In One Place and Everyone Having a Lovely Time (or at least, trying to).