And so we’re up and running and accepting bids:
Summary - email me at email@example.com with what you feel is a fair price for the week. These are closed, one-off bids - we don’t want people getting into open auction and ending up making rash decisions.
We have 5 places. The highest 5 bids will get the places - in the event of equal bids, we’ll consider the one that arrived first to have priority (so if you’ve got a fairly clear idea of what you think is a fair price, it’s worth getting that in sooner rather than later). [In fact, we’ve already had our first bid].
When We’ll Announce The Winners
Our northern bootcamps usually sell out in about 30 minutes. This is a different approach, though, and pretty much unchartered waters for us. So - we’ll be willing to leave the bidding process open for a maximum of 2 weeks - not least because we know that Facebook can take their sweet time showing our posts to people!
Having said that, once we have enough bids for us to feel that we’re offering a good price to our hosts, we’ll be happy to close up - so we’ll promise to keep the process open until next Monday at the earliest, but reserve the right to close the process and announce the 5 winners at any point from then on.
The More Details Please Bit
If you’re one of the 5 successful bidders, what you’ll get is:
2 weeks full-board accommodation in the glorious San Giacomo, just over the Italian border from Monte Carlo. Private ensuite bedroom, infinity pool, general loveliness.
2 weeks of intensive personal Welsh tuition designed to take you from scratch to conversational competency by the end of the two weeks.
Generally speaking, mornings will be personal study time following a programme designed for you by me, and fine-tuned as the 2 weeks go by. I’ll be popping in and out while you work so that I can tell exactly how you’re doing, and I’ll be immediately available for therapy and biscuits if you feel the urge to throw yourself out of a window at any point.
Afternoons and evenings will be a combination of forced production (don’t worry, it won’t hurt physically!), leisure time (think beaches, bars, and maybe some Formula 1 or tennis time) and short but intense listening work.
What Isn’t Included In The Price
Travel to and from San Giacomo - we’ll give you full details to make sure you don’t get lost, but it’s up to you to arrange your travel!
Any purchases outside of the accommodation - food or drink on trips to the beach or Monte Carlo, court costs for tennis, costs for trotting off to watch the Grand Prix (yes, we’ll be willing to be flexible with your work on those days!) and so on.