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As I was going to St Ives...

A family holiday in Cornwall is not quite the relaxing break Richard Barr had in mind

7 July 2015

As I was going to St Ives,
I met… No, wait. Those who are familiar with the Barr family’s departure on holiday will know that these things are not straightforward. Our trip to Cornwall in early June was no exception.

First there were the arrangements – never easy when you have the needs of 13 sheep a-bleating, eight cats a-miaouing, five snakes a-hissing, and two horses a-whinnying, along with a holiday cottage to equip for four guests a-rriving. Then there is our lovely special daughter and step-daughter, who needs 24-hour care, and the planning that had to be in place for her. And the wonderful clients who strive to keep me at the standard to which I have become accustomed, despite the efforts of the defendant firms.

But somehow or other I managed to shut down my computer, hurl some inappropriate clothes into a bag, and toss in a toothbrush (but no toothpaste), ...

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