What Is The Point Of Holidays?: Arthur Waugh


To spend three months salary on three weeks of discomfort, to tire oneself out doing nothing that one will remember when it is done, and to return to work feeling not much worse than when one set out – that is the sort of holiday that only an English philosopher could endure with patience.

Arthur Waugh 1866-1943

quoted in ‘The Perfect Holiday’ by Rose Henniker Heaton
The illustration is copyright: ArchMan via Shutterstock

Not to mention the carbon footprint… 🙂


About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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