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Features | By Mary Killen


Yes, do put lots of kisses in emails. No, you can’t visit your third home. Mary Killen offers an A-Z guide to lockdown etiquette

ARROGANCE Stay put, no matter how good the weather gets. When Visit Cornwall made a public request to second-homers not to visit, one Trustafarian was outraged. ‘Does that apply to third homes as well?’ he griped. BUFFERS ‘The chains of marriage are so heavy that it takes two to carry them – and sometimes three,’ said Alexandre Dumas. Couples should host a personable (ready-quarantined) singleton third party to lighten the load of lockdown. ...


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