AN unfortunate middle-class family has only managed a handful of expensive holidays since the pandemic began.
Since March 2020 the unlucky Cook family from North London have struggled to reach their full complement of exclusive foreign trips, making do with just the odd jaunt to France, Spain, Croatia, Italy or the Caribbean.
Father Julian Cook said: “The last year has been tough on everyone. But especially on my wife Fran, the kids and me. I mean, we haven’t lost anyone close – but all those air miles I’ve missed out on feels like a bereavement.
“At times my family and I have practically been prisoners in our own home, or in our second home in Provence or occasionally a villa in Tuscany.
“We haven’t even managed our trip to the Swiss Alps this year and skiing is essentially a basic human right.
“It’s the kids I feel worst for. We haven’t been able to take our daughter on her yearly trip to Disneyland. Plus, our son had to deal with all the stress of getting his GCSE grades after only a quick fortnight on Mustique.”
With the money they have saved this year, the Cooks plan to spend an entire month travelling Europe being completely unbearable in 2022.