7 Apr, 2012 @ 18:21
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Bittersweet victory for OPX writing competiton winner

IT was a classic mistake that any newcomer to Spain could have easily made.

But it was one that budding writer Georgia Willetts, 12, remembers as if it was yesterday.

Settling down to a fabulous spread of local foods to celebrate her first Andalucia Day at the age of four, how could she have known that it was olive oil in a bottle?

Mistaking it for honey she ladled it on her bread, leading to one of the biggest shocks of her short life.

Her reminiscence of the day have at least led to a happy outcome with the La Cala-based expat winning the Olive Press OPX’s writing competition.

The Lancashire lass, who attends EIC school in Marbella, impressed the judges with her warm and funny tale, which really summed up cultural differences between the UK and Spain.

“I am really happy,” said Georgia, who admits she now likes olive oil. “The story reminded me of being little.

“I just thought I would enter and see if I won. It is really exciting.”

Georgia, who lives with her mum Christine and dad Ken, has now won two flights to England with Monarch airlines.

“I’ll probably take my mum,” said Georgia. “I prefer living in Andalucia but I miss family and friends in England.”

Meanwhile mum Christine added: “We’re very proud of her.

“We told her school EIC who are also chuffed… they didn’t even know she had entered.”

Read Georgia’s winning entry here, along with Queenie Molly Argent’s winning entry (11 and unders) here and the runners-up here

Eloise Horsfield

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