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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 star life on a 3 star budget?

Okay so I took the brave step of declaring myself as a writer. I have vowed to remain in my low salary job to allow me the time to write but does that mean no fun or frivolity as a result? Well hopefully not whilst entering competitions as well!

I had a phone-call on Tuesday with the great news that I have won preview screening tickets to The Rebound, including a one night stay in a five star hotel and £100 spending money! This is from a competition in Cosmopolitan magazine. This is really fantastic news, I entered knowing I would be off work but never expecting to win. I get to take a guest so my mum is coming with me and it will be a nice chance to see her as she lives in Kent and I am in Southampton.

There is no way I could afford anything like this at the moment. I have just returned from a hen weekend which I had to save up for and do some overtime so that was my one extravagance for the year! So to have this is total luxury. I have to admit this is one of the reasons I love entering competitions. It means on occasions you are presented with opportunities you could never have dreamed of otherwise.

It does mean that I have had to totally rethink my 3 days off. There were going to be writing, writing and writing but I will have to squeeze some in on the coach there and back. I have found out about some exciting projects as well and I will tell you about them next time. So many ideas floating about just need to get them down on paper.

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