The One where I win a cruise

June 10, 2012

I’m really not someone who makes a habit of entering competitions. But the week before last I noticed a tweet from @mumsnetbloggers for a competition to win a cruise to Rome, Portofino and Barcelona. I know Rome like the back of my hand but I’ve never been to Portofino or Barcelona, so impulsively I tweeted my entry. (You had to tweet your favourite places to go on holiday – I figured that because the competition was being run by an Italian-owned cruise company, they’d like to hear about an Italian destination, so I tweeted about my love for Lake Como, and in particular, Bellagio).

On Thursday I found out I’d won.


So in a few weeks time I’ll be setting sail on the MSC Splendida with a group of travel bloggers (apologies to No 1 Son). I’ll be staying in the luxurious Yacht Club area of the ship (with its own butler, can you believe?) There will be spa treatments and cocktails. There will be also be videos.

A huge thank you to Mumsnet – and the moral of the story is, if you see a competition on Twitter, it’s definitely worth entering. You may just win.

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  • simone June 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Congrats, I’m very jealous! Last year I won a competition posted on mumsnet. It was in the UK but at a very expensive hotel. I loved it but at over 1500 for just three nights I cannot afford to go back… Enjoy Italy!

  • Lynsey June 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Let’s hope the sun is shining!

  • Kara June 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, you lucky thing!! Barcelona is great – I love it there!

  • Mumofthreeboys June 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Wowee! Congratulations x

  • Laura @ Chez Mummy June 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Wow, that sounds amazing. Well done on your win