Been away for a while but seeing the story of the whole street that booked it, packed it and f.. well flew away on it (far better strap line than the Redknapps), I thought I would have a little dabble back into the world of blogging.
In case you have missed the coverage viral or otherwise the close-knit residents of Coronation Avenue, aged three months to 60, all descended on the same hotel in Ibiza for a week.
The neighbours all from Coronation Avenue (I kid you not) in Haverfordwest, West Wales spent around £500 each on last week's three-star break and booked through their local high street agent.
First point is booking through an agent - save the hassle let a professional do it - can you imagine collecting the money from 49 mates - would have been a nightmare!
Second point - no fall outs - but when they came back home must have been quite boring when the neighbours asked where did you go on holidays - or the kids back at school writing about "what I did on holiday" essay - must have been quite repetitive!
In these days of peer pressure and bigger and better holidays to "chat" to the neighbours about on a serious note - great heart warming story of a community without the usual gloom and despondency and fantastic that all age groups went and enjoyed the sites of Ibiza together.
l come from an ex council estate in a town in Scotland called Kirkintilloch and we had close neighbours - who would take all the kids away on day trips to far flung places like Troon, Girvan and the occasional swim in the North Sea up in Arbroath where you needed a survival suit and not terry towelling trunks with a snake belt!
So times have changed - but nice to see a sense of community coming back - may be a one off - but let's hope that its not the last of it .
I wonder how many agents now today will be sending flyers up their local high streets, giving them to milkmen, sports clubs schools etc to try and capture the "group street" market this morning- and good luck to them.
Until the next time be lucky.
8 Sep 2011 08:04 AM
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