+++++ Warning! This blog post contains lots of bragging ++++++++
As you may remember, I am a finalist in this year’s Mad Blog Awards, the results of which will be revealed at a ceremony in London in September. As a special treat the sponsors of the travel category, holiday rental company Home Away UK, invited the finalists of their category to spend a night at one of their properties. It just so happens one of their properties is a 3 million pound yacht moored in St Katharine docks in London.
Not all the travel category finalists could make it which was a shame as I was so looking forward to meeting Emma and it would have been great to see Victoria again. But I did meet Cathy and Jen plus a lovely bunch of bloggers from other categories who were invited to come along and join the party. And what a party! Champagne, huge jugs of Pimms, a large fridge full of beer frfom which we could help ourselves, a delicious barbecue, strawberries and cream and, for three families, the opportunity to stay on board overnight.
Dougie and I had the double room downstairs, with Rory along the corridor in a twin room. Both rooms have fabulous ensuite bathrooms, large TVs and are beautifully appointed. The whole yacht has a stylish, yet unashamedly blingy look to it.
The party started at 4pm and continued long into the evening. Rory sloped off to enjoy a bit of peace, a lie down and some telly by about 9pm and his very happy parents disappeared around 10pm, while the party was still going, to make the most of their night on board. As we lay down on the bed we looked up….and saw our reflections. A mirrored ceiling no less! Time to take my specs off, I think: soft focus very necessary.
|Relaxing on deck|
|Family Burgess very much at home.|
|Room for more?|
|Our double room. Mirrored ceiling not in shot…|
|A trio of gorgeous fashion bloggers: Jo (Fashion Detective), Helen (Coco Mama Style)
and Lizzie (The Baby Wears Prada)
Images 2,3 and 4 courtesy of Home Away UK