JUST because you can’t get to Crete this year doesn’t mean that you can’t have a cut-above holiday. Here’s how to survive a week in a caravan designed for the working classes:
Kick the children out
Having spent lockdown trapped with your own progeny, the prospect of renting a tiny box to drive around in will feel like utter lunacy. Rent a smaller caravan for your au pair to drive so she can take the children when they become too grating.
Ignore ‘no camping’ rules
As your income sits well inside the top tax bracket, it’s your right to park the caravan wherever you choose. Remember, this in no way compromises your right to loudly complain about travellers’ caravans ‘ruining views’ when you read about them in the Daily Mail.
Don’t worry about driving badly
Wildly swinging between lanes in a wheeled behemoth you’ve no experience of driving can get tiring, particularly with all that annoying beeping going on. Make sure to lock the doors when you’re stationary in a traffic jam in case one of the people you’ve nearly killed comes looking for you.
Consider a static caravan
If you instead opt for a static caravan, you’ll be surrounded by many colourful characters from the great British public. Rent all the caravans close to your own to avoid this awful state of affairs and ensure you don’t mix with anyone outside your socio-economic group.
Remember you can always book into a hotel
Comfort yourself with the fact that, as soon as the novelty wears off, you can ditch the caravan and book yourselves into a lovely little boutique hotel. You were only doing it to be ironic anyway.