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Is it strange we holiday at my in laws house

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Theladylady Sun 07-Apr-19 22:12:47

We are currently at our in laws house having a holiday while they are away

They are very weak have a 7 bed room house my mil has kindly done a marks and Spencer’s shop we could never afford this we have use of there very nice car

But friends think it’s strange because they live in the same country

StoneofDestiny Sun 07-Apr-19 22:23:32

Sounds great. Nothing strange about it.

SingleMumFighting Sun 07-Apr-19 22:26:43

Most people do not have this opportunity. Not strange at all. I would if I could.

LarryGreysonsDoor Sun 07-Apr-19 22:26:50

Not at all.

Why is it odd because they are in the same country?
If one of you lives in a town and the other the country then it’s a great break.

My mother has stayed at ours for a holiday / house sitting for us.
She lives in the country and loves that at ours she can walk to shops and restaurants.

Chilledout11 Sun 07-Apr-19 22:27:53

I think it's lovely

MyDcAreMarvel Sun 07-Apr-19 22:29:08

What do you mean they are very weak?

Redshoeblueshoe Sun 07-Apr-19 22:29:50

Sounds great

BrutusMcDogface Sun 07-Apr-19 22:30:35

Today 22:29 MyDcAreMarvel

What do you mean they are very weak?


SavoyCabbage Sun 07-Apr-19 22:31:46

Loads of people up on holiday in the same country. Your friend mustn’t be very worldly if she didn’t realise this.

Your holiday sounds great.

ineedaholidaynow Sun 07-Apr-19 22:32:18

I assume they don't live down the road from you.

MIL sometimes house sits for us to look after the dog, and it is a bit like a holiday for her as we live in a completely different (and nicer) part of the country to her

Cherrysoup Sun 07-Apr-19 22:32:19

My parents used to house sit for us. It suited them brilliantly as they used to live near here and have friends who they wouldn’t see otherwise. Not weird at all.

Thewheelsarefallingoff Sun 07-Apr-19 22:32:42

I think op meant wealthy?

kateandme Sun 07-Apr-19 22:43:51

people really do find problems with the strangest things don't they?

sounds fab.

IvanaPee Sun 07-Apr-19 22:45:06

They’re very weak? confused

I’m assuming they live in a seaside town or something. So it’s fine.

I don’t think I’d accept a food shop from them though!

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sun 07-Apr-19 22:46:34

Don't see the problem with it myself!
Also assumed that weak was a typo for wealthy.

When I was a child, we mostly "holidayed" at my grandparents place in the north of England, as otherwise we wouldn't get to see them. Some years we went to a caravan on the south coast, but the week with grandparents was the annual holiday the other years.

PinkiOcelot Sun 07-Apr-19 22:48:43

I think OP means wealthy!

What wrong with accepting a food shop?! Just like a welcome pack!

Why not OP?! Have a lovely time.

PurpleCrazyHorse Sun 07-Apr-19 22:49:01

Isn't this housesitting? We've done this a fair bit, both family and friends of friends. Often involving pet sitting! They don't tend to leave a huge M&S shop, but both my parents and in-laws probably would get stuff in for us even if we didn't need them too.

Presuming you're a little further than 'down the road' though grin

miaCara Sun 07-Apr-19 22:49:19

I would have no problem with that at all. Why pay money to stay in a strangers property when you have access to family accommodation?

Holidayshopping Sun 07-Apr-19 22:50:53

I hope you don’t mean they are very weak otherwise this is rather odd.

Singlenotsingle Sun 07-Apr-19 22:53:04

It sounds lovely. Maybe they're jealous?

IvanaPee Sun 07-Apr-19 22:54:20

I don’t know I just think it’s a bit weird expecting people to buy food for me!

It’s not like a welcome pack because they’re part of something that you pay for. The food is just a step too far for me personally but that’s just me!

Singlenotsingle Sun 07-Apr-19 22:54:32

The friends that is, not the in laws!

cardibach Sun 07-Apr-19 22:58:06

Who said anyone expected food to be bought, Ivana?

Leeds2 Sun 07-Apr-19 22:58:34

I think it sounds lovely, assuming that they live somewhere where you can do lots of fun things. The fact that it is in this country is irrelevant. I would hazard a guess that some of your friends who are saying that it is odd are tucking into an All English at their all inclusive resort.
When I was a child, we always holidayed at my granny's, as she lived by the seaside. Granny was there though! I really enjoyed it, at the time and in my memories.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Sun 07-Apr-19 22:59:10

The number of people who holiday in the same country is massive. Places like cornwell, areas of Dorset, Isle of Wight, thrive on it.

Blackpool, Scarborough, margate, yarmouth, even Brighton, grew in to the places they are simply because they were the holiday destinations of choice.

These days you dont have to go on holiday to the seaside, many people chose to retreat in to the more rural areas such as herefordshire and the lakes.

I was a child, we mostly "holidayed" at my grandparents place in the north of England, as otherwise we wouldn't get to see them

Yes yes, my first thought was how very delightfully 70's and 80's going to stay at grandparents or with them in caravans was the mainstay of my childhood school holidays

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