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.