Happy 1st Blogiversary: Celebrate with a Gift Card Giveaway (CLOSED)
**Please note, this competition is now closed**
Angela, Dan and I (a.k.a. The Blog Team) all had a hand in today’s blog post, which marks the very first anniversary of the Red Letter Days blog, or ‘blogiversary’ as it has become known.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a £50 Red Letter Days gift card to one lucky reader.
Before we get to that, we’ve been having a think about our own most memorable birthday experiences, and have a couple of stories to share.
“The most memorable birthday gift I received was for my 16th. My dad kindly took me away to Holland for the weekend to The North Sea Jazz Festival. It was a great weekend but the part that really sticks in my mind is the journey home.
When queuing for the ferry back to England, a customs official made us pull over for inspection. As there were a fair few of us crammed into a transit van, Dutch customs seemed to think we might be trying to smuggle illegal goods out of the country. When my dad explained where we had been, the customs officer asked if we were one of the bands performing, to which he replied “Yes”. The officer tried to call our bluff by asking us to open up the van and show him our musical instruments. My dad then rifled through the bags and coats, pulled out two small novelty maracas, smiled and shook them in the officer’s face. Customs weren’t amused but we got home safely and all in all, it was a brilliant trip.”
“My favourite birthday experience and surprise was being taken to France for a long weekend via Eurostar – first class. It was champagne all the way for the journey and Paris in summer was very romantic. I’m scared of heights so we admired the Eiffel Tower from the base and if it doesn’t sound too morbid, my favourite place was the Père Lachaise Cemetery, glamorous resting place of a variety of greats such as Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Marcel Marceau, Jim Morrison and Edif Piaf”
We would like to hear your stories too so…
For a chance to win a £50 Gift Card, leave us a comment below over the next week, telling us about the best birthday experience you’ve ever had (don’t forget to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch if you win).
The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 4th December and comments are moderated, so don’t panic if your entry doesn’t show up straight away!
The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries, but as we reckon you are likely to come up trumps with your birthday experiences, we’ll aim to put together a subsequent post including some of the best stories, so we can all share the fun.
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