A MIDDLE-CLASS father who always said he would love to go on a year-long campervan trip around the world with his family has quietly revised his plans.
Joseph Turner and wife Eleanor hoped that one day they would take sabbaticals from work and have some quality family time in a classic vehicle, believing it would be liberating to take the children out of school and away from the trappings of consumerism.
Turner said: “Since lockdown I’ve realised how much I enjoy the trappings of consumerism and living in a large, spacious house. I still want to travel round the world, more than ever, but definitely not in a confined space with my wife.
“I’m also very keen on the children going to school every day. If we can’t successfully home school from a three-bed semi in Crawley, I don’t think it will work from an overheated tin box in a field just outside Valencia.”
He added: “My new lifetime dream is to go back to the office and have a sandwich in peace.”