Saturday, 27 July 2013

Butlins - who'd have thought it?

As you know, it's only recently that I decided to join the world of bloggers - and I have soooo much to learn! A few weeks ago, I decided to apply for the position of 'Butlins Ambassador'. It was the first time I had applied for anything since starting my blog so you can imagine my surprise when I got an email yesterday afternoon saying that I was one of 40 bloggers around the UK to be accepted. I have to admit to letting out a small scream - I was at work and it could be heard by my colleagues upstairs, so was perhaps not quite as small as I have tried to make out. To say that I was surprised is an understatement. Why me? I honestly didn't think I stood a chance but applied thinking that in 12 months time I would consider applying again and having applied this year, they would think I was enthusiastic.....

I have to admit (sorry Butlins) that 12 months ago, there is absolutely no way that I would have applied for this position as I would have said that Butlins 'wasn't for me'. My preconceived ideas were taken from my childhood (1970s and 1980s), not from any kind of experience - just from hearsay. However, having read about modern day Butlins on a couple of my favourite blogs, my opinion changed. I read articles on 'Emmy's Mummy' and also 'My Mummy's Pennies' which ignited an interest and alerted me to the fact that I had no idea about modern day Butlins. Well - that is all about to change it seems!

So - a brand ambassador? What's that? This bit is entirely for the benefit of my Dad (who will no doubt ask me.....although I'm not sure whether he reads my blog or not!). Basically I will be working with Butlins for the next 12 months - and excitingly we have been invited to have a short break with them and of course write an honest review. I would be lying if I didn't say that the opportunity to review anything to do with holidays and travel is of great interest. We love traveling. We love holidays. We love spending quality time with our children (helps to alleviate the guilt of working long hours!).

So - what happens this space!


  1. Congratulations! I look forward to hearing all about your Butlins break.

    1. Thank you - can't wait to plan that bit of course!

  2. congrats!!!! hope you have a great time on your holiday!

    anna (intheplayroom)

    1. Thanks Anna - it's very exciting! Not told the boys yet.....will do that when we've booked I think!

  3. Thanks for the mention. You will love it. We did this year

  4. Well done. We love butlins. We went to skegness last year, Lucy loved it.

  5. How exciting! Congratulations on getting chosen, that's brilliant. We haven't had a Butlins break yet so I'll be waiting with interest to read what it's like :)

  6. congratulations what a start to a blogging career,

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