The UK weather has been at its worst over the last couple of months, with many parts of the UK seeing exceptional rainfall levels. This might be good for the country’s depleted reservoirs, but not so good for anyone who is planning on holidaying in the UK. With household budgets tight, more and more people are holidaying in the UK and actually enjoying staycations – which is where they spend their week off at home and plan activities with or without the family. Staycations can actually work extremely well, especially if you find yourself rushing about at work all week and only just getting on top of the household jobs at the weekend. Because of this, most of us don’t actually get to appreciate any quality time at home. You can make a staycation anything you want it to be. But it’s important to plan your week in advance and don’t just laze around. • Monday might incorporate a trip into town, with lunch out at a chic boutique restaurant. • Tuesday might be a visit to a relative who you don’t spend enough time with during the rest of the year and an afternoon of pampering at a local spa • Wednesday might be a shopping trip to buy new decorative items, such as designer mirrors, for your home. • Thursday might be a trip to the seaside and a bracing walk along the coast. • Friday might be spent in the garden enjoying the rest of your week off. Whatever you decide to do, a staycation can be a fantastic way to spend your time. All you have to do is make sure you plan ahead and stay organised. If you don’t, the week will pass and you’ll wonder what you’ve actually done with the time.