Second, I hope my Canadian friends had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Now the contest. The town I was looking for was Odessa, Ukraine. And Becky of Pink Cheetah Village guessed Moscow, only 706 miles away from Odessa! Becky, I've sent you a message on Google+ to get your address. Let me know if you didn't get the message.
|First Prize - the first prize I've given away, that is|
This was fun! I enjoyed seeing what cities everyone came up with and hearing your reasoning, or lack of. So watch this space - I'll do more giveaways. I can't keep all the
What else happened this weekend? My birthday was Sunday, and I went out to brunch at a lovely bistro here called Marche with my mother, brother-in-law, and the old man. Here's my birthday outfit - several of these pieces have been in previous posts.
|outer shirt - White House Black Market, worn here; tank - JCP; "Saloon Sally" skirt - Avatar, worn here; shoes - Chelsea Crew, worn here; shawl and bag - gifts; opal earring, opal necklace, opal pin - gifts from Mr. Sparkle; longer pendant with bees - made by me and stolen from my Etsy shop, worn here|
Marche also has a little deli/wine shop/gift shop/bakery/gelateria next door, so we went there for dessert and ogling.
Mr. Sparkle and I had been talking about my present for a few weeks because I decided I wanted a Kindle and he had to order it. Last week when I mentioned it again he said, "I thought you wanted kind-ling!" Oh, he does make life fun.
So now I have a Kindle, my first touch screen device! I'm so urban Amish. I've pre-ordered Donna Tartt's new book, The Goldfinch, but I'll never stop going to the library just for the thrill of it.
I have company coming to stay later this week, so I may not be around much. Plus, I'll be reading on my Kindle, and we're watching Brideshead Revisited from the library (the original series, which is 100 times better than the film, and 10 times longer). In fact, that's why I've been absolutely beastly about getting around to visiting and commenting, and I've been using the word "lovely" so much.
Happy Birthday to all you other lovely October babies! What an absolutely marvelous month!
Oct. 20 - Still celebrating a week later by taking my birthday style over to Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.