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There is nothing better than a bank holiday weekend, three whole days of unadulterated holiday relaxation. There are parties everywhere and everybody’s mate is putting on a BBQ. Only problem is, invariably the English weather can ruin it. You know it, I know it. I have spent too many bank holiday weekends under a brollie, turning the snags on the Barbie and serving up soggy lettuce – not pretty.


If your plans are looking either paper-thin or none existent then never fear – there are still plenty of options to chose from. You could head to the lovely British coast, but then, isn’t everyone else doing that? And doesn’t that spell motorway tail backs to Timbuktu? How about getting the train to an historic market town? At the small price of hundreds of pounds and still the English weather to negotiate. How about a trip to the sun? Too late in the day and overpriced? Not necessarily. Even at this late date doing a bank holiday trip on a shoestring is still possible.


Cheap flights from the UK are plentiful but deciphering the multitude of sites can be a headache. Sites do exist to make it a bit easier though. scans a massive 750 airlines to bring up the cheapest options for the dates you want to leave on. Destinations are anywhere and everywhere  – from the far flung to doorstep breaks. How about spending the bank holiday weekend in Marrakech… done. Or Belfast… no problem. There are cheap flight tickets galore to destinations that guarantee a final indulgence in vitamin D: the best kind of healthy lifestyle, if you ask me. Equally, there are flights to culture hotspots such as Paris, Barcelona and Budapest. Why not use the bank holiday to feed the mind and enrich the soul? Nirvana here we come!

The August bank holiday may be one of the busier holiday weekends of the year but don’t think that means there are no last minute deals to be had. With the wealth of options out there, it’s definitely a buyers market. What better way to spend the bank holiday than watching the paralympics from the sun lounger? Believe me, I styled my Olympic watching this way and boy, it felt good.

So don’t get stuck under the brollie on the 26th. . Picture this: sun, sand, pina colada – I’m there already.

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