Earlier this year, the Spectator published an article headlined “The snobbery of ‘staycations’” in which the journalist Lara King argued that the term “staycation” had mutated into “a misnomer that is at best confusing, and at worst contradictory”.

The term, she wrote, should refer to staying at home, rather than travelling domestically: “Where’s the logic in describing a journey of 650 miles from London to the Highlands, crossing a border, as a staycation? Paris is half the distance – would a trip across the Channel be a staycation too?”