‘I’m off to Bos­ton’ says Her­ald win­ner

The Herald - - NEWS - BRIAN DON­NELLY

HER­ALD reader El­iz­a­beth Cald­well has en­joyed a be­lated 78th birth­day present cour­tesy of her favourite news­pa­per af­ter win­ning flights worth £3,000 to any one of 23 des­ti­na­tions in north Amer­ica.

The re­tired bank worker, from La­nark, said it was “quite a sur­prise” win­ning the busi­ness class flights, pro­vided by Ice­landair and Glas­gow Air­port, and plans to visit Bos­ton this au­tumn.

“I quite fan­cied go­ing back to San Fran­cisco but I’ve been there three times,” said the grand­mother of seven.

“So it was Bos­ton or New York, and I fancy Bos­ton in the au­tumn.”

Mrs Cald­well will be joined on her trip by her hus­band John, who is another avid reader of

The Her­ald.

“We have four chil­dren and seven grand­chil­dren so it would be nice if you could hire a plane for them too!”

Once pro­lific in en­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions, Mrs Cald­well has been forced to slow down due to the mi­gra­tion of many con­tests on­line.

“I will tell you why I did it,” she said.

“I used to like do­ing com­pe­ti­tions, but they are all on­line now.

“It is a while since I’ve done any com­pe­ti­tions.

And she added: “I was 78 the other week there, so I thought I would try this and maybe I’ll get it for my birth­day.”

Ms Cald­well will jet off from Glas­gow Air­port on her premium north Amer­i­can hol­i­day.

Picture: Colin Mearns

„ El­iz­a­beth Cald­well is de­lighted to read all about it af­ter win­ning The Her­ald Ice­landair flights com­pe­ti­tion.

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