This blog of mine began as a place to record all our family holidays. I enjoyed scribbling in notebooks while we were away but typing them up and then committing them to the internet was a strange feeling. All the daft things we did became more public as I became part of the blogging community and was able to share my writing with others.
So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I was approached a few weeks ago via Twitter, by a PR company working for Eurocamp, offering me a family holiday of between 4 and 7 days in France at one of their fabulous parcs, so that I could review it on my blog.
Of course I agreed straight away and Dougie, the true Scot that he is, was positively ecstatic at the thought of a family break without his trusty credit card getting a hammering. My son was so impressed he told all his mates on Facebook and MSN. In fact they were both quite amazed that my tippy-tapping on the computer was going to permit them a freebie holiday. As for me, I sported a huge grin and an air of superiority for at least a couple of days and no-one dared complain when my attention drifted to the laptop instead of the cooker at dinner time.
We have now booked a four-day holiday during the next half-term break at the 4 Star Parc Domaine de Drancourt in Picardy staying in a 3-bedroomed superior home with decking. Having experienced similar camping holidays when Rory was six and seven and thoroughly enjoyed them, I’m hoping this will be just as good with our son now a teenager. I suspect we won’t see much of him!
Postscript: A knock at the door just now. It’s the postman with a large parcel from Eurocamp: a beach bag, map, playing cards and….. two super-soakers. They know the way to a young lad’s heart!