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The Sunday Times

Spot on: sometimes getting ill can have unexpected benefitsGETTY IMAGES

A spot of bother
Letter of the week We were camping in the Dordogne in the early 1980s when our youngest daughter became covered in spots ("Son's holiday pox put us in a tight spot", last week). The local doctor diagnosed chickenpox. The upside?

Our daughter was able to join all our activities. The downside? He ordered that all the spots be painted with gentian violet twice a day, much to her embarrassment.

As a result, our family had as much space as we needed and more on the river beaches -- the purple blotches acted as a warning to stay well away.
Linden Smith, Derbyshire

Thank you for not trying to sneak your lad onto the flight home.

My son is immunosuppressed after two liver transplants....

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