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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Spanish Eyes

Shopping in Beeston this morning, I came across this sprayed in white paint on some grass in the churchyard.

I know it must mean something to the tram construction workers. Where they need to dig yet another hole, or where some pipes are buried etc. But to me it means package holidays to Spain.

Package holidays were very popular during the 1960s and 70's, as it gave people the first chance of visiting a foreign country for a week, and of course Spain was the most popular country to visit, for a relatively cheap and cheerful holiday in the sun.

Up to then, most people went to the seaside for their holiday, and stayed in either a B&B or at a holiday camp belonging to Butlins or Pontins. With the continuing recession and people being short of money, the term 'staycation' has been coined, where people are now turning their back on holidays abroad, and taking their breaks in the UK once again.