Booze cruising sounds like too much hard work

Fergus Style Cala Blanca Suites Hotel, Santa Ponsa, Majorca'View from pool bar.'Hotel lies in small bay in Santa Ponsa, on the Costa de la Calma
Fergus Style Cala Blanca Suites Hotel, Santa Ponsa, Majorca'View from pool bar.'Hotel lies in small bay in Santa Ponsa, on the Costa de la Calma
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I’m going on holiday.

You might wonder where a young 20-something might be spending her summer break.

Ibiza? Not quite.

Ayia Napa? Nah.

Magaluf? Now you’re taking the mick.

No, I’m off to Mallorca with my mother, father and 14-year-old sister.

At 24 it might seem a little sad that I prefer the company of my folks to the Club 18 to 30 scene.

Call me old before my time but bar crawls until dawn, luminous-coloured cocktails, and fending off the advances of boys so heavily intoxicated they’d struggle telling you from a lamppost all seems like hard work to me.

On my first - and only - girls’ holiday I opted out of a prepaid booze cruise to spend a day pottering around the markets.

What are cheap cocktails to homemade soap and locally-produced olive oil?

Some might laugh but, before you call me sad, think of this - I’m taking £80 in spending money.

I get to relive my youth in a water park under the pretence I’m doing the parents a favour by ‘taking’ the grumpy teenage sis.

My dad fetches English newspapers for us every morning.

And, when I land, washing and ironing the holiday wardrobe needn’t be a worry - mum has it covered.

Not so sad now, am I?