EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Sir Nick Clegg’s wife has taken FOURTEEN trips

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Nice work if you can get it! Sir Nick Clegg's wife has taken FOURTEEN trips this summer... and she's not finished yet

By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail

Published: 22:04, 31 August 2022 | Updated: 01:18, 1 September 2022

Have you managed to afford a holiday this summer?

Well, Sir Nick Clegg's wife boasts that she has enjoyed not one, not two, but more than a dozen trips -- and she's not finished yet.

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez trills: 'Trip number 14 of the summer and still a couple more to go. Far too many airports!'

The former deputy prime minister's wife, 54, has used Instagram, the website owned by Meta (formerly called Facebook), to share snaps of her numerous journeys.

Have you managed to afford a holiday this summer?/ppWell, Sir Nick Clegg's wife boasts that she has enjoyed not one, not two, but more than a dozen trips -- and she's not finished yet Have you managed to afford a holiday this summer? Well, Sir Nick Clegg's wife boasts that she has enjoyed not one, not two, but more than a dozen trips -- and she's not finished yet

Have you managed to afford a holiday this summer? Well, Sir Nick Clegg's wife boasts that she has enjoyed not one, not two, but more than a dozen trips -- and she's not finished yet 

The tech giant employs her husband on a salary said to be almost GBP15million per year.

She does not make clear how many of the 14 trips were holidays or for business. The lawyer's pictures include thrilling activities such as white-water rafting and hot-air ballooning, as well as more leisurely pursuits such as hiking.

She even wrote under one snap: 'There is nothing more unrelaxing than a holiday with my family.' Last month she posted another photo of a set dinner table in an idyllic location with the caption: 'Missing the holiday.'

But Lady Clegg's enormous carbon footprint would be hard to square with the environmental policies of the Liberal Democrats, of which Sir Nick was leader.

The former deputy prime minister's wife, 54, has used Instagram, the website owned by Meta (formerly called Facebook), to share snaps of her numerous journeys The former deputy prime minister's wife, 54, has used Instagram, the website owned by Meta (formerly called Facebook), to share snaps of her numerous journeys

The former deputy prime minister's wife, 54, has used Instagram, the website owned by Meta (formerly called Facebook), to share snaps of her numerous journeys

When he was in coalition government with David Cameron, he bellowed 'going green means going for growth' and taunted the Tories for supposedly abandoning their environmental ambitions.

The Cleggs live in a GBP7 million mansion in California.

The trips include flights back to Europe -- to Lady Clegg's native Spain and to London, where they still own a home.

Lady Clegg could not be reached for comment last night. Perhaps she was on another flight?

TV Comedienne Pam Ayres, becalmed in the middle of the Indian Ocean, turned her pen to writing a musical.

Poetess Pam wrote a version of Peter Pan, which will have its world premiere next month at Stroud, in her home county of Gloucestershire. 'Writing the lyrics for Peter Pan saved my sanity,' she tells me. 'My husband and I planned the trip of a lifetime to Sydney on the Queen Mary 2. Our jolly plan was thwarted when Covid struck worldwide and our ship was unable to dock in many of the places on the original itinerary. At one point we sailed aimlessly round the Indian Ocean for 15 days.' There is something of a nautical theme to the production -- Zeb Soanes, who used to read the shipping forecast on Radio 4, is narrator. 

Blunt gets carried away with safety

Singer James Blunt enjoyed crowd-surfing during his set at CarFest, the music and motoring festival in Hampshire.

But he took the precaution of wearing a gas mask to avoid catching Covid.

'Safety first,' jokes 48-year-old Blunt, a former captain in The Life Guards.

Singer James Blunt enjoyed crowd-surfing during his set at CarFest, the music and motoring festival in Hampshire Singer James Blunt enjoyed crowd-surfing during his set at CarFest, the music and motoring festival in Hampshire

Singer James Blunt enjoyed crowd-surfing during his set at CarFest, the music and motoring festival in Hampshire

Georgia May's potty for her skater toyboy! 

Model Georgia May Jagger is determined there will be no cracks in her relationship with toyboy Cambryan Sedlick.

The daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and the 22-year-old Texan skateboarder have been bonding over china-making classes.

'Surprise pottery date,' says Georgia, 30, who has been dating Sedlick since splitting from New York restaurateur Louis Levy last year. 'My first try, will definitely do it again.'

Model Georgia May Jagger is determined there will be no cracks in her relationship with toyboy Cambryan Sedlick Model Georgia May Jagger is determined there will be no cracks in her relationship with toyboy Cambryan Sedlick

Model Georgia May Jagger is determined there will be no cracks in her relationship with toyboy Cambryan Sedlick

The daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and the 22-year-old Texan skateboarder have been bonding over china-making classes The daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and the 22-year-old Texan skateboarder have been bonding over china-making classes

The daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and the 22-year-old Texan skateboarder have been bonding over china-making classes

His life reads like an outlandish work of fiction -- and now former Cabinet minister-turned-prison chaplain Jonathan Aitken has managed to astound party guests when celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday. 'I've never seen more ex-wives, ex-girlfriends, former enemies and political foes,' observed his son William, 39.

Aitken, whose second wife Elizabeth Harris died in April, thanked 'my beloved first wife, Lolitza for coming over from Switzerland'. He also spoke of his delight that another special friend was present -- Soraya Khashoggi. Last week, I disclosed that their love child Petra had got secretly married in New York. 

Line Of Duty star Martin Compston should expect a visit from the boys in blue.

For he's admitted that he drives even though his eyesight is far too poor to be behind the wheel. 'If I'm on the motorway, I can't read road signs, but I can see a truck coming towards me, and you have got sat navs now, so you don't even need that,' the Scottish actor, 38, claims on his podcast. 'The eye test didn't go well -- it's pretty heartbreaking.

I kind of knew that I needed them [spectacles], but I feel that when I start using them I'll rely on them, so I've been putting it off.' 

Champagne send-off for 007 star Sean 

Sir Sean Connery's family travelled to Scotland to scatter his ashes at his favourite spots, but there were lighter moments.

The Bond star's granddaughter Saskia, 26, shared photos of high jinks on the Royal Scotsman train, hired for the trip marking what would be his 92nd birthday.

In this selfie, fashion designer Saskia poses in an ice bucket with her sister Natasha's boyfriend Harper Peck, grandson of Hollywood star Gregory.

She jokes: 'Forecasting the champagne bucket hat as a big fall trend.'

Sir Sean Connery's family travelled to Scotland to scatter his ashes at his favourite spots, but there were lighter moments Sir Sean Connery's family travelled to Scotland to scatter his ashes at his favourite spots, but there were lighter moments

Sir Sean Connery's family travelled to Scotland to scatter his ashes at his favourite spots, but there were lighter moments