Evidence that keeping up with the Joneses applies even when you're not in your own house
Once we stayed in a house where it was clear there was a competition going on, a bit like this......
Mr & Mrs Williams, Devon. 'We saw the squirrels and the rabbits twice in the garden. Lovely weather, despite a little rain. Fish & chip shop really recommended.'
Mr & Mrs Smith, and Daniella, Yorkshire. 'We saw the squirrels and the rabbits twice, and also spotted a fox. Not a spot of rain all week. Loved the pizza restaurant - real Italian food.'
Pete and Sandy Brown, Essex. 'We saw squirrels, rabbits, a fox and a badger. Weather incredible. Could have been in Alicante. And we really recommend the French restaurant, the escargots in garlic and parsley butter especially. Bon appetit!'
The Baker family, Cardiff. 'We saw squirrels, rabbits, a fox, a badger, a herd of wildebeest, David Attenborough and a full camera crew. Tropical weather and tans to die for, better than we got in Mauritius the last ten years. Tried restaurants run by Heston Blumenthal, Raymond Blanc and Rick Stein, shook hands personally with each chef, and were invited back. Favourite meal was the breast of stick insect with seaweed foam, pea skins and jus made from the sweat of a mongoose and flavoured with eggshell.'
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