Holiday’s A-Comin’

17 Aug

The Sun newspaper may be regularly derided and vilified but ten million readers will agree that they have great offers. Page 3 Girl Lucinda Lexicona from Luton declares ‘I asseverate that Sun readers are indebted to the editor’s munificence and much esteem their £9.50 caravan holidays.’

Not having had a holiday together in twelve years (and that was a disaster never to be spoken of again while the Hub and I are breathing…ssh! He’s coming), we thought it might be a good idea to splash out a tenner each for the four of us.

I bought the paper and saved the vouchers and we were all set to go when it suddenly occurred to us that we probably couldn’t take our dogs to stay in Pontins’ holiday flats. We were right. Mightily disappointed but not prepared to send our pets to kennels that cost more per night than we were paying for the week, we put away our sun block (for holding the door open to let in a little rain) and thunk again.

Thinking not being our thing, we were relieved when The Sun rode to our rescue with a fresh plan: cut out these here noo vouchers and you can go camping (at a camp site that allows dogs) for £1 a night. We simply had to phone our chosen camp site, book it, and pay up front.

We upgraded to a stand with electricity and mentioned the dogs and a week’s camping holiday in Abergele with our dogs and however many of our kids can tolerate our snoring in October when it’s turning cold(er) and wet(ter) after this delightful summer of leaky skies, will cost us a grand total of £25.

Now all we have to do is buy a tent.

3 Responses to “Holiday’s A-Comin’”

  1. Lawrence C August 18, 2010 at 00:18 #

    A holiday for only 9.50 sounds like my kind of holiday, uh, er, ‘vacation’ as we would call it.

    I googled the Sun advert for it, and still don’t understand the concept… ‘caravan’, ‘holiday’, ‘tokens’? Probably as head-scratch inducing to me as American Football is to you.

    But, enjoy!


    • tillybud August 18, 2010 at 08:27 #

      LOL! Here’s a translation:

      Buy the paper every day.
      Cut out printed vouchers (little squares with numbers on).
      Enter details on a form (also printed in the paper).
      Send off money & requisite number of vouchers to The Sun Head Office.
      Stay in a trailer and listen to the rain.

      Hope that helps!


    • tillybud August 18, 2010 at 08:29 #

      PS American Football: a game that lasts as long as our cricket and in which the men wear padding & helmets unlike in our rugby and the quarterback is the star and is described as ‘All-American’.

      How’m I doin’? 🙂


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