She asked if I would be interested in entering my details for the chance to be chosen as a Butlins Ambassador - meaning a free holiday in return for some blog posts - and I said yes (because, well, obviously) but thought it was just a form filling exercise so I could be sent their press releases/updates/offers etc - never for one moment thinking I might actually be chosen.
Only I *was* chosen.
Last week I was playing on twitter at work (sorry - I mean WORKING VERY HARD) and I happened to be looking right at the time that Katie from Butlins tweeted that she was just about to announce the chosen bloggers.
I toyed with the idea of tweeting back saying something along the lines of #fantasisingaboutbeingchosen - then realised what a loser that would make me seem, and instead went back to my desk and did some actual work.
The next time I looked at my phone the first thing I saw was a twitter notification from @TheBoyAndMe congratulating me - and I had to have a real think what for, then looked more closely and there - in a list of people whose blogs I LOVE - was my name, on a list that wasn't, as I'd initially thought, a #FF, but a list of people chosen as ambassadors!
Well, first I felt like a dimwit for a minute - then it sunk in - I'd been chosen! Out of goodness knows how many people who had filled in that form, most thinking, as I had, that they would never be picked, 40 bloggers have been given the title of Butlins Ambassador for 12 months. Including me!
Now I get to pick a holiday!
We have never had a proper, actual holiday as a family - we have never been away for more than a fleeting (and stressful) visit to family and we are very, very excited about a proper holiday - about relaxing, taking advantage of the activities and such on site, about going to a real resort - eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!
So thank you Butlins for picking us - bring on the hi-de-hi!