A PSYCHIC mother knew she would win when she entered the Examiner’s Valentine competition.
Rosalind Broadbent and husband Roy will enjoy a special meal at Da Sandro’s restaurant and a night at top hotel Briar Court after she entered the competition for lovebirds.
But the mother-of-two knew she would win, thanks to her psychic abilities.
Mrs Broadbent, 48, from Newsome said: “I had an inkling we might win when I entered.
“It was just a feeling I had as I am a little bit psychic.
“But it was a nice surprise when they phoned and told me we had won.
“We’re both looking forward to it very much.”
The happy couple have been married for 24 years and met at The Fountain pub, Newsome, during a New Year’s Eve fancy dress party.
They were introduced by a mutual friend when Mr Broadbent bought his wife-to-be and three friends a round of drinks for £1.25.
Three years later, Mr Broadbent, a materials controller at Cummins, proposed at a bus stop before a night out.
It took her by surprise but the data processor at St Luke’s Hospital said yes straightaway and they wed in 1983.
They have two children, Charlotte, 20, and 17-year-old Jonathan.
To add to their delight, Mrs Broadbent didn’t even enter the competition until two hours before the cut off time.
Mrs Broadbent added: “I was going to keep it a surprise but I had to tell him, we are both delighted.
“I got some flowers off him on Valentine morning and a card –- we always send each other a card every year.”
The happy couple say the secret to a happy marriage is honesty, friendship and understanding.
They have chosen to wait and use their Valentine treat at a time when they are both off work.