A mo­ment in time travel

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - NEWS -

AT THE BE­GIN­NING OF THE PAN­DEMIC, when we were re­minded to do some­thing we should’ve all been do­ing any­way – wash­ing our hands thor­oughly for 20 sec­onds with wa­ter and soap – there were hints and hacks ga­lore to mea­sure the time. Happy Birth­day to You (twice round) was the crowd favourite.

This week, we’ve seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, so I’m us­ing this space as a com­mu­nity ser­vice an­nounce­ment to re­mind ev­ery­one to wash their hands, but this time use the 20 sec­onds to relive in your mind the 20 sec­onds of a per­fect hol­i­day mo­ment.

My thoughts will be for the firsts: the first time I saw Uluru and a go­rilla in Rwanda; the roar of the crowd at my first NBA game at Madi­son Square Gar­den; fly­ing into Queen­stown on my first trip to New Zealand (my iPad screen­saver) and my first beach walk in the Mal­dives (my iPhone screen­saver); the first time my kids had ho­tel room ser­vice (“what do you mean you call some­one and they bring food to your room?” they asked); and the time I went to Har­vey Ni­chols, on my very first morn­ing in Lon­don, and saw Princess Diana try­ing on sun­glasses.

Wash­ing your hands has never been so fun!

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