FANCY a weekend jaunt where you won’t have to sit near a human turd or a mountain of empty two-litre cider bottles? Try these spots.
A deserted car park
Spreading a blanket out on hot, shadeless tarmac might not sound very pleasant, but at least you won’t be sharing it with 10,000 other people so desperate to have a nice time they’ll punch you in the face over two square metres of sand if they have to.
If you fancy a bit of peace and quiet, a slow, meditative shop around one of these cavernous spaces will be an almost religious experience, thanks to it being nearly empty due to social distancing. You can also linger in the refrigerated meat aisle if you get too hot.
An empty field
An empty field sounds boring compared to the charms of a seaside town, until you remember that all the shops, pubs, cafes and toilets are closed. All the beach has really got going for it is the sea, and that’s rammed with twats on lilos, so why not lie down in a nice empty field instead?
A friend’s garden
Going to a friend’s house for the first time in months should be novel enough to rival a trip to the beach. Getting badly sunburned, horribly drunk and sitting dangerously close to a barbecue will make it a true British summertime experience.
The best thing is just not to go out at all. Hopefully your house isn’t full of turds and litter, but even if it is, at least you know who it belongs to and where it came from.