Since Bridget Jones is obsessed by mini-breaks, I am often asked how a mini-break is actually defined. This is as follows:
NUMBER OF NIGHTS: 1–3 (4–6 becomes a ‘short break’).
OBJECTIVE: An escape from everyday life and peeves, real or imagined.
PLANNING PHASE: Just the right amount of Googling to avoid what you’re actually supposed to be doing.
IN-MINI-BREAK PHASE: Feel completely reinvented, rejuvenated, and free, marvelling repeatedly at how quickly this has happened.
FINAL MOMENTS: Attempt to prolong mini-break by missing plane.
POST MINI-BREAK: Sulk. Begin Googling imaginary future mini-breaks.Read more