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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Home and Away

Various bodies have suggested poeple holiday at home in the UK as a tribute for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and to celebrate the Olympics.

The first point is that should you choose to do that would you please avoid London. It's not that many days since they were suggesting perhaps those who live and work in London might like to bugger off somewhere else during the Games and not get in the way of a) the sponsors, b) high spending visitors, c) the sponsors, d) essential traffic and e) the sponsors.

As the bodies doing the suggesting are, London Eye, Alton Towers and Butlins, one must assume they were rather hoping it would be their own attractions that benefited.

I suppose this follows the normal annual appeal to stay here or, as we now call it, have a staycation! I certainly had UK holidays when I was young. In fact up until I was 16 I'd probably only had three foreign holidays, one was courtesy of my best friends family. one was a school trip and the third when 16 was to Mallorca. That was so long ago that Magaluf was still a reasonably undeveloped area just down the coast from Palma Nova. Foreign travel, although becoming more available was still the expensive option. But nowadays would I expect to go abroad? Would the expensive option be UK? Even if abroad is a bit more expensive is it worth it for the guaranteed weather?

Nowadays I think of abroad as an annual holiday destination and the UK for long weekends or second holidays. What say you? And will you stay to celebrate this year or get as far away as possible?


  • The UK has some wonderful places to stay and if the weather is fine, one can easily have just as good a holiday here as abroad. However, it can be damn expensive. We've done the week in Centreparcs thing a couple of times and it's a great place to go if you have kids. But I think it actually worked out dearer than if we had spent a fortnight abroad.

    So yes, we have two holidays booked for this year and both are abroad. Both for French France actually, which is rapidly becoming our holiday destination of choice these days.

    By Blogger Masher, At 11:56 AM  

  • I'm hoping upon hope that we make it down to the south of france again this year. I need to earn some decent money. As I recall you were in the same area as we go to when you went last year. Swine!

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 2:24 PM  

  • We tend to go to France or southern Ireland, we love both places. Mind you the food in Belgium is far nicer than either.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 12:14 PM  

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