Play nice. Be fearless. Give Money. Just re-capping here, in case you missed the sermon on the mount. Eh. Flight. Well, I am trying to be nice by fearlessly giving you the winner of yesterday’s Day 7 of the 12DX raffles. On offer was a framed photograph of RA. Thanks for your entries and your nice words. The winner is… Lady Grayse. Congrats!!!! Please send me your address and the securely wrapped frame + pic will go into the post today.
I think my post mistresses are already waiting for my daily visit… Draw protocol: click seal on the right.
We have come to the point where I have run out of funky places to leave my little stars on. Big wave to Hedghogess who spotted the senseless fun I was having with my header image… The little things in life, eh?
Talking of little things – today’s is another small prize, which has just been bumped up a little bit thanks to someone winning a better prize elsewhere. I had promised to send reader Andrea the postage required for a photo request from RA. Turns out that Andrea was a lucky winner at UltraVeloce’s humongous give-away over on Twitter. Hence, the two Royal Mail stamps which had been earmarked for her, are now being thrown into today’s raffle, which is for…
3 handmade ornaments with a RA twist + 2 Royal Mail stamps
This is another one of my “discreet every-day fangirling” objects. Something that may remind you of RA – without drawing too much attention to the fact. You can always say that the R in the heart refers to R as in “reindeer” . I’ve used a bit of bling from my stash – crystal beads, jewellery pendants and wire that I am using for the RAPSes. Apologies for only showing two of the three heart ornaments; I had to shoot from the hip again (bad planning on my part) and the resulting images did not contain a useable one for heart #3. The prize shall be further enhanced by dear Hariclea whose never-ending stash of Thornton’s chocolate provides a sweet complement to this modest offering. If you would like to win this prize, all you need to do is leave a comment below. You have 23 hours, until 7am tomorrow, 21 December 2016.
Still no sign of my LLL review. And at the time of composing this post, I haven’t seen the finale of BS, either. Although I have unfortunately already been spoiled.
Shouldn’t have looked at Twitter yesterday morning, I guess, my own fault. Mind you, I was a bit miffed that screen caps and comments were posted in such a way that they were unmissable. There, strong and unusually open words from yours truly. Sorry, but I was a bit disappointed that the news race is more important than a bit of consideration for those who haven’t had the pleasure of watching, yet. Damn, that was preachy. Must be infectious, this sermon thing…
Richard’s Christmas message, however, I have already read. It is quite interesting how Richard is becoming more wordy every year. (Just compare Christmas Message 2014 in the right sidebar.) All good and worthy thoughts – I particularly like the thought of “being fearless”, of working for a world in which we defy fear. That was my reaction to the Munich bombing. #IRefuseToBeAfraid. And I am saying that at the time of writing, when the horrifying news from Berlin have just come in. I can’t say that I am always without fear. I had my doubts about travelling to New York, just as the NY marathon was on and the presidential election was happening. I didn’t particularly like loitering in Grand Central Station where the presence of heavily armed soldiers reminded me of a vague and elusive threat. The swat team I observed on Bryant Park, didn’t really calm me, either. I really resent having my confidence in and reliance on “peace” undermined, as seems the norm on planet Earth, 2016. Daniel Miller to the rescue? It was probably no coincidence that RA riffed on *that* particular theme, on the night that was in it. And he was strangely prescient in writing it, just before another attack on humanity, this time in Berlin, no matter whether it is an act of terror or not. But I like his point that peace and stability depend as much on each of us, as on the nameless, faceless,
scrupleless agency heads of assorted fishy intelligence services… Power to us. And I leave it at that…
So, last recap and small print: Raffle for 1 set of 3 ornaments + 2 Royal Mail stamps, open to all until 7am GMT Dec 21, 2016. The raffle items will be sent anywhere in the world, no P&P costs either. The winner’s address will be passed on to Hariclea to facilitate despatch of the chocolate. To enter the raffle, just a leave a comment below. Winner to be announced in Day 9 post of 12DX, tomorrow.
Love, PEACE and best of luck to you all!