Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to reality

So the quick trip to Sydney has been and gone, and the winner of the #EscapeTravelFamily reviewer competition has been announced.
Sadly, it wasn't me! The prize went to the lovely Bianca Wordley, who with her husband and three kids will get to review three family holidays for Escape Travel on social media.
But the other finalists and I felt like winners too, because we were each given a domestic holiday in Australia for our families.
The kids and I haven't decided exactly where or when we are going yet, but the chances are it will be a hotly debated subject in coming weeks.
The best part of the day though, was meeting the finalists and the great people from Escape Travel. There were also interesting people from other media there too, like Out And About With Kids magazine.
The finale was at the Pullman Grand Quay Sydney Harbour's ECQ bar, with it's floor-to-ceiling views overlooking Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was simply breathtaking.
As we talked travel, writing, and blogging, we felt very lucky to have been chosen from hundreds of entrants from around Australia to be the finalists, especially when the Escape Travel shared some of the amazing entries.
While it's back to reality this week, here are a few photos from the day ... each time I look at them I remind myself it really did happen!

A group selfie of the finalists, taken by Katrina Lee Chambers.
That's Katrina on the left, myself, Bianca, Matt, and Julie  

And a more formal one 

The all-important selfie

Beautiful Sydney - maybe one time I'll go for more than a flying visit

Thanks to Escape Travel for the fabulous opportunity and for the fantastic holiday we have to look forward to.


Unknown said...

Congrats on your nomination and your family holiday. What a fabulous prize! I know you will have great fun choosing where to go. Well done!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you had a great time in Sydney and the fact that you made it so far is a testament to you Bronnie! :D

Char said...

It's nice to hear that you won something even if it wasn't the big prize. Can't wait to hear where you choose to go.