Ed’s Letter – Making a List
When the news in April hinted that holidays to some places abroad might be an option this year, I dismissed the idea. “We don’t need to go away to have a good time” I told myself (and my crestfallen family). “We can save the money, support the UK and keep the virus out”.
Then following a cold April and a wet start to May, the green list was released – countries that we could go to without quarantining upon return. Not all offered better weather than ours of course and I’d never even heard of the South Sandwich Islands so I took a guess that it probably wasn’t going to be a top tourist destination.
But a couple of places were more than OK (Portugal anyone?) and, with some of the mainland European destinations being on the amber list and possibly turning ‘green’ before the end of the summer, our resolve definitely started to waver.
We’re still undecided, but by the second half of May, even with many restrictions lifted, we were all desperate for a break (being honest, partly from each other, but let’s leave that discussion on the ‘red list’ shall we?)
In the meantime, I’m on a personal ‘eat out to help out’ mission. After all, nobody is having a good laugh and saying ‘cheers’ over a takeaway, are they? Going to a pub or a restaurant for the atmosphere, meeting friends again, people watching and – even better – no clearing up.
And if I keep it up, we won’t have any money to go on holiday. Problem solved!
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