Friday, December 5, 2008

Weekend of Surprises

our backyard last Saturday


Last Saturday, I got a note from Lisa of Lisa’s Chaos telling me that I won one of her giveaways for November. Yipee!!! As far as I can remember, this is the first time I won in a draw-lots contest. So I’m extremely happy that my name was drawn *wide grin*. It’s a book entitled Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen and I’m looking forward to reading it. What an early Christmas treat!


So, to Lisa, thank you very much. Not only for the giveaway but also for regularly visiting me and leaving a warm word or two. I haven’t met her yet in person, but based on her blog, she really takes time to check on others and establish real-life relationships with her co-bloggers. And if any of you are getting tired of the world’s hustle and bustle, please visit her site. Her gorgeous photos, especially the flora and fauna, would make you sing à la Louis Armstrong “what a wonderful world.” And they are always accompanied by funny anecdotes and interesting stories. In fact, reading her posts make you feel like you’re having a chat with her in person over a steaming cup of coffee/chocolate or lemonade (depending on the season) with a slice of sinfully rich cake to boot.


And the following morning, I was greeted by this wonderful scenery (please see photos). It’s quite rare to snow in November as we are in a low-altitude area. But then, like winning Lisa’s giveaway book, it seems that “Christmas” came early this year. We had a roughly 4cm-thick snow. It was raining a bit but the snow stayed the whole day! I would have loved to take many photos but the drizzle got me and my camera wet and cold *sigh*. Oh well…

I hope everyone had a nice week. I had a very busy one, hence I wasn’t able to update my blog or visit yours. But I’ll try to catch up in the coming days. So here’s to another wonderful weekend for everybody. Cheers!

3 comments:

lisaschaos said...

Ahh, you are so sweet! I LOVE your photos! I hope sometime I get in your neck of the woods to meet up, or maybe you'll be here? :) Thanx! The book will be out Mon or Tues. :)

Maya said...

What can i say, i love your photos. Grabe!!!!

lareine said...

to lisaschaos: i'm looking forward to reading the book!... and more to meet you (hope we can do this in the near future:))... and you deserve this small "tribute" for i believe you're a beautiful person inside out:)...

to maya: the "subjects" are lovely and i feel like i have to do justice to them :)

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