A few weeks ago I entered the Beautiful Britain family travel writing competition on the website Have a Lovely Time. I found out on Friday that I had…erm…won! I had to keep it a secret until it had been announced on the website but was allowed to ring my family and shriek loudly down the phone.
The competition involved writing about a family travel experience in Britain. My entry was “This way to the Devil’s Arse”, about our trip to the Peak District, involving a visit to Peak Cavern (The Devil’s Arse), Matlock Bath and Chatsworth House. I wasn’t sure that having the word ‘arse’ in the title was a very clever idea, it being a family travel competition, but crossed my fingers, counted the permitted words and emailed it to the organisers who were judging all the entries anonymously.
If you’d like to read the entry, please have a look on this link: This way to the Devil’s Arse
There is also a Readers’ Choice prize for one of the 8 runners-up. If you’d like to read them and vote for your favourite, pop over HERE.
My prize? £200, a day pass for an English Heritage property of my choice and a copy of the judge’s book, Travelling with Children (Catherine Cooper).
I have to say I’m so thrilled to have won. Really, really, really delighted.