Home Sweet Home

A century ago the Irish novelist George Moore suggested that "A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it". But as the world at large is transformed into one all-encompassing neighbourhood,the 'homes' to which the world's holiday-makers return from their pursuit of packaged pleasures, have become too similar to the fare they sample abroad to make much difference.

When the effort and rewards of travelling become more arduous than the boxed-in boredoms of domestic life,from which holidays were invented to represent relief, then staying at home in the company of mass-media may prove a tad less tiresome than flying to far away resorts in search of 'what a man needs' in the way of diversions and distractions.