Quick trip of a lifetime update.

We are at Butlin’s in Skegness.

Speak soon.


  1. Ok, so I had to look that up – “what’s hot at Butlin’s Skegness?” jumps at you on the website page “pampering treats for grown-ups in the spa” booms the reply. My mind boggles . . . and you took your family there???

  2. Apparently this means ‘the spa is full of Pampers’:

    Holiday Watchdog

    This is not going to end well.

  3. You expect us to believe an important, intelligent, jet-setting modern-day lady like the LTLP decided on Butlins Skegness?

    That’s the sort of place a stressed out, end-of-her-tether, emotionally exhausted woman would go for a rest so she could hand over her three demanding childr….. Oh, I see!

  4. As Rog would put it ‘ “trip of a lifetime – never again!”. Although I’m sure you’re well braced and having a marvellous time.

  5. Got your postcard, Jonny. I see you’ve lost some weight…

  6. Do you have a banjo with you? Are you wearing red coats?

  7. See, here’s where that cultural divide becomes more of a massive chasm (which shall never be crossed. At least not without a whole crew of engineers and at least one roll of duct tape). Butlins Skegness sounds like:

    1) Punch line of joke that includes the noises oooh and errrrr.

    2) a dry and inedible cake given to teething children – probably because they can’t do anything about it (and when they grow up to be mass-murderers you’ll know why now, won’t you?)

    3) a bit too Enid Blytonny to be real.

    [note: I’m not a total idiot, I do know where Skegness is, but combining Skegness with Butlins is a bit much, don’t you think? Ah you old world Brits – this is why we patronize you on one hand while hiring you to do voice overs on insurance commercials on the other – because we feel strongly that anyone speaking with a British accent is more intelligent and trustworthy than a person one actually knows… come to think of it… there’s a compelling logic behind that…]

  8. What’s wrong with Minehead?

  9. I can’t to wait to hear…or maybe this might the first trouble-free holiday ever because the LTLP’ chose it.

  10. Speaking of Brits doing voice-overs for insurance advertising – whatever has happened to the Geico Gecko anyhow? Did they fire him for sounding too much like Tony Hayward?

  11. I’ve never heard of either.

  12. ‘Just how long does the trip of a lifetime last?’

    ‘A lifetime.’

    Come back Jonny, all is forgiven…

  13. Sewmouse,

    As a matter of fact, they did fire him, but it wasn’t because of BP. The gecko guy called up a Tea Party group and left them a voicemail message calling them idiots. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/21/geico-fires-dc-douglas-vo_n_546038.html

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