The simple joys of escapism

We all need avenues of escapism – a good book, a hike, a cup of tea. For me, it’s television…

Once, at a dinner party with friends and family, the conversation turned to what it must be like to live in countries near the Arctic Circle, with never-ending dark days in winter and (correspondingly) never-ending summer days. (One of our number has a sister who lives in Norway.)

Well, I said, in Alaska they have terrible trouble with mosquitoes.

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