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Warming to holidays in the UK | Letters

<p>Over-70s | School friends | Holidays | Cuckoos | Paper quality</p><p>Over-70s leading a locked-down life (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/07/dont-worry-too-much-generation-z-we-humans-are-a-resilient-species" title="">Letters</a>, 7 June)? Ha. After finishing writing my book on British Railways last week, on Sunday I ran 10km on Hampstead Heath, cycled to Paddington, then seven hilly miles from Charlbury to Great Tew to keep wicket for the Rain Men for 35 overs (1 st, 1 c). My batting was less impressive (6), but I returned the same way, bringing my total cycling that day to nearly 30 miles. I am 72 in August.<br><strong>Christian Wolmar</strong><br><em>London</em></p><p>• You printed <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/commentisfree/2021/jun/04/my-husband-knew-all-about-the-waterworks" title="">a letter from me</a> (4 June), and directly under it was one from an old school friend with whom I last had contact nearly 60 years ago. She had a big influence on my life, introducing me to radical ideas and leftwing politics, and it is through her I became a Guardian reader. Spooky coincidence.<br><strong>Kaye McGann</strong><br><em>Standlake, Oxfordshire</em></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/jun/08/warming-to-holidays-in-the-uk">Continue reading...</a>

Over-70s | School friends | Holidays | Cuckoos | Paper quality

Over-70s leading a locked-down life (Letters, 7 June)? Ha. After finishing writing my book on British Railways last week, on Sunday I ran 10km on Hampstead Heath, cycled to Paddington, then seven hilly miles from Charlbury to Great Tew to keep wicket for the Rain Men for 35 overs (1 st, 1 c). My batting was less impressive (6), but I returned the same way, bringing my total cycling that day to nearly 30 miles. I am 72 in August.
Christian Wolmar
London

• You printed a letter from me (4 June), and directly under it was one from an old school friend with whom I last had contact nearly 60 years ago. She had a big influence on my life, introducing me to radical ideas and leftwing politics, and it is through her I became a Guardian reader. Spooky coincidence.
Kaye McGann
Standlake, Oxfordshire

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