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Jul 15, 2011

Blood Reaction Giveaway Winners

Posted by Wendy Ewurum  |  at  7:03 AM

My first blog Giveaway has reached its conclusion and I’d like to thank all participants. It was lovely meeting new followers and visiting fabulous blogs. I look forward to long interactive relationships.
I’d also like to apologise for the lateness of this announcement. I had some unforeseen delays but here we are.
I have 8 winners for the Blood Reaction Giveaway and their names are (drum roll):
Jenni Lynn        @
Hayley                @
Darlene              @
Isiah Hurts         @
Beverly              @

Poetry for your Friday
I've shared this poem before on Fabulosity Nouveau but it is one of my favourites and would like to also share it with my new friends here. So here goes:

        by: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

 " 'Melia, my dear, this does everything crown!
Who could have supposed I should meet you in Town?
And whence such fair garments, such prosperi-ty?"--
"O didn't you know I'd been ruined?" said she.

"You left us in tatters, without shoes or socks,
Tired of digging potatoes, and spudding up docks;
And now you've gay bracelets and bright feathers three!"--
"Yes: that's how we dress when we're ruined," said she.

-- "At home in the barton you said `thee' and `thou,'
And `thik oon,' and `theäs oon,' and `t'other'; but now
Your talking quite fits 'ee for high compa-ny!"--
"Some polish is gained with one's ruin," said she.

-- "Your hands were like paws then, your face blue and bleak
But now I'm bewitched by your delicate cheek,
And your little gloves fit as on any la-dy!"--
"We never do work when we're ruined," said she.

-- "You used to call home-life a hag-ridden dream,
And you'd sigh, and you'd sock; but at present you seem
To know not of megrims or melancho-ly!"--
"True. One's pretty lively when ruined," said she.

-- "I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown,
And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!"--
"My dear -- a raw country girl, such as you be,
Cannot quite expect that. You ain't ruined," said she.

Could you possibly post one of your favourites on your blog and leave your link here so I can check it out?

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  1. Thanks so much! Can't wait to get it!

  2. It was so good of you to have participated Bev, I hope you'l enjoy it.

  3. Hey, Wendy,

    Thanks ever so much! I'll let you know if I post that poem. I like yours, Ruination is not all it's cracked up to be, but I get it has it's up side if you're looking your best all the time. :D Have a great weekend. I've posted some scenes from Jamaica today. Pop over and have a look-see.

  4. Hey Wendy,
    Thank you so much! How exciting. I can't wait to read it. Depending on when and how you send it, though, we might have to chat over email about addresses. I'm moving in the next couple of weeks, and I don't want it to get lost in the mail.

    I don't generally read much poetry. In fact, most of what I've read has been for class, and is therefore not originally English. I always love when you share a poem, though, as it broadens my horizons. Thanks :)

  5. Hi ladies. I'm so pleased you're pleased. And about that poem, I tend to love poems that make me chuckle or feel all gooey or something like this:
    To die--takes just a little while-- They say it doesn't hurt--
    It's only fainter--by degrees--...
    And then--it's out of sight--
    A darker Ribbon--for a Day--
    A Crape upon the Hat--
    And then the pretty sunshine comes--
    And helps us to forget--

    The absent--mystic--creature--
    That but for love of us--
    Had gone to sleep--that soundest time--
    Without the weariness-- Emily Dickenson

    I love Emily Dickinson for so many reasons.

  6. Woo hoo! Thanks, Wendy! Looking forward to the book!

  7. Hi Fab!
    Nice to meet you!
    You are a new Follower of mine on Twitter! I'm following you there,now, too! I am Following you here on GFC also. Nice Blog! Thought you might like to visit me at
    Now I have to check out more of your book reviews!
    Glad we met up! Keep in touch!


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