20 June 2012
One lucky couple had a Diamond Jubilee weekend rubbing shoulders with royalty, cruising the Thames.
Laura and Mike Hadland from Leicester won our recent Diamond Jubilee competition. That scooped them a trip of a lifetime down in London.
With travel to the Big Smoke paid for, as well as an overnight stay at the five-star Marriott Watt India Quay hotel, they made sure they got into the spirit of things and enjoyed the weekend fully.
To get things started, they tucked into complimentary Champagne afternoon tea at the hotel, with delicious pastries, scones and sandwiches.
Then it was time to take part in the pageant. Up bright and early on the Sunday, Laura and Mike boarded the People's Postcode Lottery sponsored narrow boat and got ready for the event. Joined by six other guests, the couple had a fantastic time, eating lunch together and getting to know the others on the boat.
“We absolutely loved it,” said Laura. “It was such a fantastic experience and even the torrential rain couldn't have damped our spirits. It was such a great weekend!”
For another chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip, check out our Dolphin Spotting Competition (Closing Date: 15 July).