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lotus-eater

Greek myth one of a people encountered by Odysseus in North Africa who lived in indolent forgetfulness, drugged by the fruit of the legendary lotus
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When it was announced last summer that Evans, radio DJ, TV producer, indie producer and fledgling media mogul, was abandoning his lotus-eating lifestyle in Los Angeles and returning to work in British TV with his new production company, UM.
But any of them who ate the honey-sweet fruit of the lotus was unwilling to take any message back, or to go away, but they wanted to stay there with the lotus-eating people, feeding on lotus, and forget the way home.
I'm not saying for one moment Rhyl is some latter-day Eden, a Shangri-La where the balmy waters of the Irish Sea lap against golden sands while lotus-eating visitors enjoy days of hedonistic abandon - no, that would be Llandudno.