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Describe your perfect FT Weekend and it could become a reality. Whether it’s dinner with a literary hero or a group trek through the Himalayas, we’re giving you the chance to experience a whole new world with FT Weekend.

Submit your entry in 100 words or less and gather votes through social media. Our FT judging panel will select their top ten. One winner will be chosen to create their perfect weekend up to the value of £5,000 (or local equivalent).

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My perfect FT Weekend would be...

Harry Potter for the family. Fireside feast in the Highlands. Microlights were broomsticks. We climbed castle walls. There was magic...

Our Harry Potter weekend was to family fun what now infamous Heroes of Telemark trips have become to middle-aged male wanna-be SAS troopers. Cheeks are red from excitement and the brisk air of the Scottish highlands where we camped lakeside. Dinner was a fire-side feast. Butter beer and real beer featured in equal measure. So did a star guest. Microlights have been broomsticks. We have climbed castle walls. Met and seen magicians. There have been mazes, invisibility and duels. The surprise monster when it came inevitably, terrified us all. We are alive. Young and old, we are wizards.

Neil Passmore