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1 April 2020

tueA wooden chopping board  – along with a wooden spoon, crucial in any kitchen. And of course wood has its own inbuilt disinfectant and for this reason, if washed constantly in very hot water, is much healthier and more hygienic than plastic. This board is from John Lewis, which is still delivering, thank heavens, surely the correct thing to do: if the people who work there practice social distancing and wear a mask they are doing a huge service for the rest of us and are among the thousands of people to whom we offer our sincerest thanks. (Our gratitude was beautifully articulated by Angela Merkel in her speech last week; I’m afraid our government always sounds as though it is reading from auto cue rather than talking from the heart.)

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