The Calm Before the Storm
It's sunny here. I gather that some of you have had less than brilliant weather recently, and as I look out at the bright sunlit blue skies, I feel your pain.
Or rather, I will in a day or two. Good Friday and the following Monday are bank holidays in the UK, and the weather is bound to be limbering up to chuck it down for the whole four days, causing widespread misery to all those stupid or unfortunate enough to be sitting in Bank Holiday traffic jams.
For those who aren't so keen to spend 2 days getting to Morecambe and back, and (worse still) spending 2 days there in between, here are some other possibilities.
Build a New House
Actually, in 4 days you could build around twenty five houses, but I suppose if you want a garden, and time to go out and get furniture, one's probably okay.
Advantages: A Constructive use of your time
Disadvantages: Not exactly a relaxing holiday.
Visit The Moon
You'd spend the whole Bank Holiday getting there, so you'd need to take an extra 3 days leave. The Moon doesn't have any tacky shops selling "Kiss Me Quick" hats or sex aids. In fact, it's very similar to Morecambe in the winter.
Advantages: No traffic jams, Secluded location. Impressive holiday snaps to bore the neighbours with.
Disadvantages: Somewhat lacking in atmosphere.
Seek out New Worlds, New Civilisations
4 days is only 5 minutes less time than would be required to watch the entire original series of Star Trek, the six original films and the first year's "Next Generation". I've got a feeling that Dan's already done this.
Advantages: A trip through cult history, not to mention plenty of 60's miniskirt clad women. Earn the respect of the IT helpdesk staff. Though when you call with a problem they'll still ask if you've tried rebooting it.
Disadvantages: Having to lie when people ask you what you did for your holiday. "Well... nothing special. Just went to Morecambe for a couple of days."
Having carefully considered all of the alternatives, I think I'll stay at home and gloat to Americans about having two days off work.