In North Lanarkshire today, car boot sales were selling cut-price holidays. Mrs. Eileen McCormack, of Airdrie, said: 'Aye, give us a fiver, and you can spend a week in the boot of our Renault Megane. No extras, no hidden costs, just a nice wee break from it all. We'll make it eleven days, if you dinnae make any noise.'
And neighbour Senga O'Leary added: 'Aye, what more could you want for a nice holiday? No food costs, no heating costs, plenty of fresh air, and none of that boring sightseeing that gets so tedious - not that there's any sights to see in Lanarkshire.'
The holdays include free transport from Edinburgh, a free medical check-up in nearby Coatbridge, and a free weight-loss programme. 'Why spend a fortune going to an ice hotel in Norway, or to a health farm', Mrs. McCormack said, 'when you can get all that they offer and more in the boot of my car? Gie's us a light, pal.'
Travel experts Thomson's were considering copying this new holiday idea, and managing director Eddie Thompson said: 'We're considering it, though our cheap weekend chalet breaks in Norfolk are basically the same as this, except without all the comfort and warmth.'
Christmas bookings for the new holidays are now open, and a large discount will be given to any mothers-in-law.