Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Time to share .........

Think it's time to share some exciting news!!! Had kept it to myself until I had it confirmed, just seemed to be too good to be true!!
I won a major prize in a competition in our Sunday newspapers magazine. It was to celebrate the release of the film Australia on DVD. I received a phone call on my mobile (to enter it was as simple as texting your name and address - obviously someone actually does win these competitions!!!) and was rendered speechless - amazing for me!!!
The prize is a copy of the DVD (which I didn't have and hadn't seen the movie) AND a 12 day tour of the Kimberleys including airfares , accommodation, meals etc from Darwin to Broome for 2 people. It's worth almost $10000.00!!! We actually lived in Broome for 4 years and although we once drove to Darwin (for surf club championships) we haven't done all the gorges , parks and places like El Questro wilderness park on the way. SH must of been a little worried that he wouldn't automatically be the other person going as he was very quick to promise me an Argyle Diamond from the diamond mine in Kunnanurra!!!! We are also going to be able to catch up with very special friends in Broome at the end of the tour. Even better we are being allowed to take the prize next April (the tour only runs in the dry season between April and September) as it was going to be very hard to fit it in this year with our other holiday planned to the States in September. It is going to be something to look forward to and dream about and I feel very blessed that not only do I have one holiday to look forward to but two.
Peter thinks he might like to come too!!!!!!!

23 comments:

Lurline said...

Just wonderful! Have heaps of fun and hope you get to see the Bungle Bungles!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Andrea said...

How amazingly brilliant ! Have a blast xx

Chookyblue...... said...

wow.........your holiday sounds wonderful......how lucky........

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Woo Hoo!!! Well done on the win - such a lovely part of WA to visit :)

rachelmp said...

Congratulations! How fantastic to win such a great prize. Very lucky Lise!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I am so excited for you. Congratulations on such a wonderful prize. I was one of those non believers too. Now I know some one really does win!!
~Karen~

Victoria said...

WOOT WOOT! Stomp my feet and clap my hands! Congratulations on your win and showing us that cool folks win those prizes. What an astoundingly cool prize. I look forward to the photos you will take. Living vicariously isn't too bad. :)

Calidore said...

Ohh MY GOODNESS. How lucky are you? Well done what a wonderful prize. So do you need someone to carry your bags.....vbg.

Sylvia said...

How fantastic!!! What a great holiday that will be. I wasn't sure anyone won all those competitions either. So glad it was you!

Annie said...

Lucky lucky you!

Owens Family Adventures said...

OMG I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! That is just huge!!!! Way to go. :)
It truly couldn't happen to a nicer more deserving person.
hugs to you winner!!
dawn`

Laila L S said...

Congratulations, you lucky girl!
This great prize reminds me of the trip my mother won to go with Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes here in Norway. I was the one to go with her, and we bougth tickets for my kids too. The four of us had a fantastic week onboard.

Want to know more about Hurtigruten? Take a look here:
http://hurtigruten.com/norway/

Ruth's Place said...

So very cool!!! I'm thrilled for you.

You really deserve this.

Tanya said...

Congratulations!!

Anita said...

Congratulations on your win. Should be a nice time of year to travel.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

OMG!!!! How fabulous is that!!!
Well done Lise!!
You realise that would be a good reward for you and me..hint hint, LOL ha ha!!!

Carol said...

NO WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, how absolutely fabulous. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you.

Margaret said...

Good one,Great Mate, Bonza, Terrific Go and enjoy . Whoooo!!

Mad about Craft said...

How wonderful!!!!!

Enjoy!!!!! Very much!!!!

Indigo Blue said...

Oh Can i come and carry your bags for you as it sounds fantastic!

By the way has my parcel arrived yet?

Little Mysteries said...

Congratulations. What an amazing prize. Hope you get to take lots of pictures when you go.

Helz said...

Struth !!! How Super Exciting Is That Lise !!! Such a Fabulous Prize... So pleased someone we all actually know won it Too Boot... Enjoy !!!

Missie Krissie said...

Wow!! You're are so lucky! Congrats!!! I've been to El Questro and it's amazing, they even have hot springs! And make sure we see a pic of the promised diamond!! :) By the way did your sister enjoy her necklace?