Thursday, September 10, 2009

A "Little Break to Brussels" competition

Eurostar/Little Break/We Are Social have very kindly provided me with two FREE tickets to give away to my readers so you can experience your own little break in Brussels like the one I went on last month

This is part of my ticket for my recent Little Art Break in Brussels and visit to the Magritte exhibition at the Magritte Museum)

What's on offer
  • An opportunity to see a capital city with some really fabulous architecture, excellent art museums and amazing street graffiti (see the Brussels Comic Strip). You can find out more about Brussels at their Tourism website for international tourists. Here's what's on in:
  • Two Leisure Select tickets on Eurostar - from the UK to Brussels - which are the ones we used for our trip. That means you get nice comfy seats, breakfast on the way out and dinner and champagne on the way home! I can highly recommend them!
  • a couple of travel guides courtesy of the office of Brussels Tourism (they're very good).
You get to decide:
  • when to go - any time between now and the end of October
  • how long to stay - so long as the trip is completed before the end of October.
  • which Eurostar station you want to go from and return to: London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford (assuming the train you want to travel on stops at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford.)
This is the Little Break Big Difference website for Brussels. You can check out dates and times of tickets in the ticketing menu bottom right of the website.

You must be 18 or over to enter the competition, live in the UK and all expenses associated with the trip other than the tickets - including making your own way to and from one of the Eurostar stations - are your responsibility.

What YOU need to do to win

If you're really keen to have a Little Break in Brussels, you need to:
  • identify what a difference a little break in Brussels will make to you. Create a post on your own and be as creative as you like in whatever media you choose. You can draw, sketch, take photographs, make a video or just write about what it would mean to you. You can even be surreal or show me a piece of existing street art!
  • leave your name, the name of your blog and the name and the URL of your blog post as a comment on this post.
  • make sure that your blog signposts an easy way that the 'we are social' people can get in contact with you
  • enter before midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 15th September - that gives you at least five days to come up with something. (I'll be giving you a reminder on Sunday!) and you can also enter as many times as you like!
  • make sure you are over 18 and live in the UK!
and the winner is....

I'll be picking a winner from a shortlist of the five most amazing/funniest/brilliant responses chosen by Sarah and the team at We Are Social. I'll be aiming to do that just as soon as I can after the closing date.

I'll also include links to all five shortlisted posts in the post which announces the winner so you can see what the competition was like.

If you're still not decided try checking out videos and photosets taken by some of the people I travelled to Brussels with on 15th August.


  1. Oh this is great! I love Brussels, know it very well and would so love to spend a few days sketching there. But alas I live in the US now so cannot enter. Good luck to those who do! It's a great city.

  2. I think I'm going to ask Sarah whether people outside the UK can enter and 'gift' the tickets to friends or family who can take advantage of the offer.

  3. I had such a great time that I'd like to go back with my partner and see the things I missed the first time. (not sure if I am permitted to enter, but can't see anything in the rules to say to the contrary).

  4. Hi Mo - I don't know whether you're eligible either! We'll let Eurostar decide that one shall we?

    Given the lack of entries, I forgot to extend the deadline for this before I went north, so I'm extending it for a further week - until midnight on 22nd September.

    That gives me the chance of getting names to Eurostar and back again before I go away. Otherwise they'll be choosing the winner!

  5. The reason I want to go to Brussels is to have a child-free day where my husband Robin and I can enjoy each other's company the way we did before the kids came along.
    I've painted a Magritte-inspired self portrait of our younger selves and posted it on my blog.


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