HAVE travel chaos and quarantine ruined your plans for a posh foreign holiday you can show off about? Here are some horribly bourgeois British alternatives.
Your luxury yurt should be so spacious and well-equipped that it bears no resemblance to actual camping. Pretend you’re immersing yourself in nature by getting your kids to collect some twigs or something, then put the images on Facebook using your high-speed broadband before hopping in the 4×4 for another afternoon in a gastropub.
Just anywhere stupidly expensive
Luckily hotels and campsites are hiking their prices ridiculously, so you’ll be able to show off about the cost of almost any holiday. Neglect to mention you’ve just paid £5000 for a week in a dilapidated caravan in Rhyl with a toilet in the living room giving off a constant mild aroma of poo.
One of Britain’s ‘best kept secret’ destinations
Show friends how discerning you are by finding a picturesque village less intelligent people have never heard of. Actually it’s been featured in the Sunday Times at least 500 times, so it’s about as secret as Blackpool, and the local economy is now entirely geared to twats like you with countless overpriced boutiques and four Waitroses.
Any kind of ‘retreat’
If you can’t impress friends with an expensive holiday, wrong-foot them by going cultural. Painting is good, but the best is a writers’ retreat. You’ll be able to brag about praise from your tutor and bore people with chapters from your unimaginative novel about a middle class man who goes to a writers’ retreat.
Head for Cornwall and spend all your time in pricey Rick Stein restaurants, or droning on about it on social media. Your gushing accounts of fresh sea bream with fennel will distract from the fact that the only accommodation available was a grim Holiday Inn Express full of pisshead construction workers who are certainly expanding your children’s vocabularies.