I read about the competition to win a family holiday with Sunsail on Mumsnet and thought it sounded great. Raving on about the kids clubs, great for families etc etc. Then I read the smallprint: holiday must be taken in 2003 but NOT during school holidays!! Are they seriously saying that if we are the lucky winners we have to take our child/children out of school? This is at least the second competition I have come across like this, where they are specifically aimed at families but have this 'not in school hols' stipulation, the other one was in a catalogue of child products for a Mark Warner holiday. I think that if they are going to offer holidays for families they should at least give us the option of going in the school breaks so that we don't have to take our kids out of school. Still, I probably wouldn't have won anyway!
OH MY GOD!!!
Just realised that I have won the competition and am now going mental.
Get the point about school holidays, but fortunately ds isn't at school yet so no problems there!
Thank you for kinds messages. Am off to find out more.
Can you believe I was jealous when you won. Completely unreasonable as I didn't even enter. Very happy for you and hope you have a ball. My next thought after the jealousy was I bet they deserve it and definitely need it.
Yup - I have Sunsailed and likewise had never done it before.
a ) take kit that can get wet.
b ) good pair of "boat-shoes" ie with rubber soles
c ) Good books ! On our first week it was fine - as I was out on a boat all on my own. BUT 2nd week, DH wanted to sail together - some sort of bonding thing - he ( being skipper ) capsized me twice in half an hour so I retired to the pool never to be seen again. Couldn't have planned it better
d ) Give Windsurfing a go!
e ) don't drink too much.
I've won a fridge!! - so I'm not feeling quite so ranty now. Now I've got a dilemma though - do I keep the brand spanky new one and sell my 3yr old one or sell the new one and treat the family(or just me, ha!) to something nice? Ho hum.