On Halloween night Boris Johnson announced that on the following Thursday - November 5, if you remember - the whole of England would be going into lockdown.
My heart sank, as on the Monday I was booked to go abroad, flying from East Midlands Airport, for much-needed week away.
Over the next two days after the Government announcement, I was constantly checking my airline's social media and discovered that they would operating flights as normal up until the Wednesday.
So, despite running the risk of getting stuck abroad, my travelling companion and I decided to throw caution to the wind and go ahead with it.
It got to the Monday morning, and we arrived to
link source - Leicester Mercury