ReveilleBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a940 (Published 23 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a940
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
One morning on the Costa Brava: drunken singing fills the campsite; plasters and hormone replacement therapy patches float in the swimming pool; lobster coloured flesh and regretted tattoos are on show in the communal shower block; marauding children hover around the campsite supermarket—sadly, it is our British youth buying bottles of vodka.
Despite the caravan’s air conditioning, sweat trickles on to my book; my only respite is Sebastian Faulks’s first world war narrative, Birdsong.
Holidays are a type of …