And now....for the winners of my very first birthday giveaway......
Alice C will be receiving this calligraphic rendition of my poem "The Kite" (calligraphy by my mother). I imagine, Alice, that it will remind you of your many readers who sit-look-smile while enjoying your words and photographs of global moon-lit rhyme (I am one of them!). Share on!
Jeanette will soon be listening to the beautiful music of Elena Kats-Chernin (composer and pianist), while also reading a little bit about Elena's good friend Kylie Kwong (celebrity chef, restaurateur and writer), also included is Kylie's recipe for Elena's favourite dish. The collaboration between these two women (their photos are below) reminds me of the connections one finds so often while blogging. I imagine, Jeanette, that you will find yourself creating some magnificent works of art while listening to this music, for it is fairytale magical.
The custom-written limerick has been won by Duyvken. Oh my.....this will be wonderful fun....hmm...I am already itching to rhyme "mother extraordinaire" with "nothing ever drove her to despair"...nonono....maybe....I'll rhyme "with gastro they were ill" with..ummm......"the yoyos turned out brill" ....ok, I know...I'll keep on working on it and when it has been perfected it will be yours dear Duyvken.
The custom-made sandcastle has been won by Margalit. I'm already organising a proper spring-cleaning of said castle, so as to ensure that it is kosher for Passover. I hope, Margalit, that your sandcastle will remind you that, whatever the season, there is always time to stop and build another turret on your own wondrous castled dreams.
So....that brings to a close this wonderful day. I'd like to say a special thanks to my first-time commenters (especially the anonymouses), I am absolutely thrilled to hear from you and hope to see you in my commentboxes in the future.
Passover (the unleavened bread festival...you know...those big square cracker-looking things called matzah) will start in a couple of days, so I will be very busy. I shall probably take a short break from blogging, but hope to return refreshed and ready to post some details about our family's Passover celebrations.
See you soon,
P.S. Alice & Jeanette: Please email me your snail mail addresses and you will receive your prizes very soon. Duyvken and Margalit, it may take me about a week..but I promise that your prizes will be emailed to you as soon as possible.