Five For Silver!

Unfortunately, Jack's experience at the Deep Sea Diving Adventure didn't last too long either.  The instructor got a case of nitrogen narcosis and they had to cancel the remainder of the course.

I don't think Jack was too bothered, and they paid his train fare home.  Two weeks later there was also a cheque in the post, ''with sincerest apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience at the loss of your prize''.

It amounted to just enough for me to treat myself to a long weekend at a health spa, which is just the sort of thing I'd have chosen for myself as the prize, had the radio station given us a choice. 

I'm going next weekend.  I booked it on the internet, and there were three different packages available:  ''

''Bronze'' got you two  nights in a so-so cabin, with just a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure included in the price, and bed and breakfast.  The cabin looked a bit naff too so I clicked on ''Silver''  

That turned out to be just within my price range and was three nights - cabin much nicer - in the photos anyway.  Facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, all exercise classes free, detox diet, and half board accommodation. 

I had a quick look at the ''Gold'' Package,but it was a bit too pricey and included all the same things as the Silver deal except that it was full board and there were a couple of extra treatments including something called ''Hot Stones.''  I didn't like the sound of that so I didn't even bother to look at ''Platinum''.

 I pressed a few buttons, selected ''Silver'', popped in my credit card number and got the email confirmation.  Easy as pie.

Oh - I forgot to mention.  This health spa's name - well, it's Magpies. 

For some reason, whatever I did when I booked it online caused several copies of their brochure to wing their way to me the following day.  Six of them in fact - each with a dirty great  photograph of a magpie adorning the front cover.  Fancy that!

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