Huge thanks to Paul Walter and Mary Reid

I have now returned from two weeks enjoying the restorative magic of Rosemarkie Beach. I needed that break so much. At the beginning of July, I felt so physically and mentally exhausted that I actually feared that I was going to fall over completely. My trip to Brecon, hard work though it was, revived my spirits a bit, but I was still in dire need of a proper break.

Editing LDV is a huge passion, but it can be a bit all-consuming at times, especially when trying to combine it with a day job and all the other assorted Lib Demmery in my life. Add to that some family health issues, and you can see that an extra 12 hours in each day would be very welcome.

I could not have had my break without the team stepping up to cover for me. Paul Walter and Mary Reid did a sterling job in my absence and I just wanted to say to them how grateful I am. They dealt with submissions, moderated comments and wrote some great stuff of their own.

Here are some of my highlights of their work during the last fortnight:

Paul’s coverage of the Stop the Coup protests yesterday.

Mary’s brilliant piece on diversity in film and theatre

Kirsten Johnson talks about the need for action on social care.

Miranda Roberts writes about making the Sheffield Hallam HQ family friendly.

Mary reporting on a recent lecture by the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 News, Dorothy Byrne, about the way politicians interact, or not, with the media.

Paul writing about how Irish travellers deserve our respect like any other ethnic group.

I owe both Paul and Mary a huge drink the next time I see them which, I hope, will be in Bournemouth in just two weeks time. It’s not just at times like this that I appreciate them. They are a constant source of wise advice and have both saved me from myself on several occasions.

I now feel re-energised and ready to cope with the turbulent times ahead. LDV will be there on every step of the party’s quest to stop Brexit.


* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Lorenzo Cherin 1st Sep '19 - 3:52pm

    Neither are a bot, spelling mistake, there, meant to write both!!!!!!!!

  • Well thank you, Caron (and Lorenzo). It’s not much of a chore, and I do enjoy my days in the editor’s chair.
    I have huge respect for the amount of time and care you give to LDV week after week. I don’t really deserve praise for dropping in from time to time. But I won’t say no to that drink at Bournemouth ….

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