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Oh, my! I'm not the least bit proud. I'd already been noticed by Glamour, and there the writing of MarieClaire.fr has just elected my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond "Best travel blog"!!!
Here is an excerpt from the e-mail I received today:
We are pleased to announce that the editor of marieclaire.fr has elected you as the best travel blog marieclaire.fr.
We're delighted to offer you a superb Dreams of Exception boxed set with our partner Wonderbox.
The 6 best blogs selected and awarded during the year will again be submitted to the marieclaire.fr editorial team and posted on the site on May 10, 2010.
From May 13, 2010, an honorary jury made up of members of the editorial staff will elect "marieclaire.fr's favorite blog", all themes combined, as the overall winner, who will win a week's stay at the Indian Resort & Spa **** for 2 people in Mauritius, worth €9,200, with the site Apavou-hotels.com…
Pfff... I can't believe it.
So I've already won a "Rêves d'exception boxed set" (it took me a while to work out what it was all about, but now I've found it, by going to the relevant page on Wonderbox).
I wonder what it's going to be like, and if I'll be able to choose the theme I want... A flight lesson? A great meal in a great hotel? A trip to Marseille's calanques? I haven't had time to go through the list yet, but I'll take a closer look.
What's more, they're offering me a starred holiday in Mauritius for €9,200! I can't believe it.
😮 😯 8)
As someone who usually keeps a tight rein on my accommodation budget, with guesthouses for backpackers at €10-15 a night maximum, this makes me a little dizzy. I could afford a dozen round-trip plane tickets to Asia with that kind of money...
To think that I'd been dreaming of discovering Mauritius for a long time! But in these "grand luxe" conditions, it was unimaginable... Oh, dear... What if I won?