Last weekend’s pandemic-panic awayday was inevitable – but so was the visceral response

Mike Parker

So, the weekend is upon us again. You’ve probably not noticed, as for those of us whose work is non-essential (and seeming ever more ephemeral by the hour), the days are starting to melt into one another like a four-cheese fondue. Do you remember fondues? Even in the 1980s, the idea of sitting around with a bunch of people and poking bits of meat or veg into a gloopy lava seemed like a health and safety nightmare, and that was before anyone had even heard of health or safety. Right now, a fondue party would be nothing short of cheesy Russian roulette.

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