Many Brits. are deciding to spend their summer holidays 'at home' as a result of the increasing prices in European countries for even the basics like food, beer and vodka.
After pricing out a two week holiday in Spain, British couple, Nora and Peter Cushion sat down and figured what they could do with that money if they stayed home instead of doing their annual trip to Spain to meet all their other British friends.
They have figured out they can buy four or five times as much beer and vodka, three times as many fish 'n' chip meals and twice as many Indian meals during the two weeks and still only spend one third of the price that their holiday to Spain would cost. Plus they wouldn't have to buy presents to bring back for everyone because they'd not be going anyway. More money saved.
Also, no flights or hotels to pay for. No tips in restaurants or hotels. They are kicking themselves for not thinking about this years ago. They could have had that car they dream about with the money they would have saved, long ago.
Nora and Peter contacted their friends, the ones they usually meet in Spain and put forth a proposal.
There are 5 couples in their group and once the others heard of the proposal, they were all for it.
The plan is for them ALL to stay home, living together in one couple's house then moving to each other's house in rotation as they all live on the same housing estate in Stockton and this will give them all a change of scenery every couple of days.
They'll party all day, as normal, get take outs, so no cooking for the ladies, and hire a couple of sunbeds to get the golden tan they like to return to work with.
They'll have the added advantage of being able to keep up with episodes of Coronation Street and Deal or no Deal.
Nora and Peter just cannot believe HOW they didn't come up with this idea years ago....but are excited about their 'holiday at home' and looking forward to buying that new car at last, in the not too distant future.
Their friends are truly grateful to Nora and Peter and are thinking of a way to thank them and say that these 'holidays at home' may become popular and widespread as news of this innovative alternative to visiting Europe, spreads.