Friday, 20 November 2009

November Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who has entered the Ruby Rouge Jewellery November Giveaway. The winner this month is (drum roll please).........Shannon! CONGRATULATIONS! Your teapot necklace will be on its way to you a.s.a.p! Don't worry if you didn't win, there's always next month! xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Ruby Rouge Jewellery Presents The November Giveaway!

Hello everyone! So sorry for the delay with this month's competition. I completely lost track of time! Would you like to win this "Who's For A Cup of Tea Necklace"? Well if you enter the Ruby Rouge November Giveaway you may well do! It comprises of an 18" antiqued silver plated chain, a silver plated teapot and teabag charm and a pink pearlised glass bead. The chain length can be adjusted if desired.

TO ENTER all you need to do is visit find your favourite item and post a reply to this message telling everyone what it is and why you love it. SIMPLE! I will ship internationally so anyone and everyone can enter. Multiple entries can be gained by blogging and/or tweeting about this giveaway on twitter (please provide the link to your post below as evidence) and/or becoming a follower of my blog/my facebook fan page (please let me know what you have done in a message below). To become a follower on my facebook fan page scroll down this page until you see the facebook fan page box, click on the "Become a Fan" tab and follow the instructions. Each extra thing you do will gain you one extra entry! Each thing you do to gain an additional entry needs to be listed in a separate message as I will be using a random number generator to pick a winner. Once the number has been generated I will go down the list of entries until I find the entry that corresponds with it.

PLEASE REMEMBER to leave your name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. If I can't contact you another winner will be chosen.

A winner will be picked on 18th of November. GOOD LUCK!!! xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Polly's 21st Birthday!

Instead of doing the usual "go to a party dressed like a zombie" thing on Halloween, I attended the most glittering, fabulous and fun 21st party imaginable. It was for my best friend Jess's baby sister Polly who is one of the most amazing people I've ever met. All the women and girls wore the most gorgeous full-length dresses and the men and boys were very smartly dressed in tuxedos. There was a fantasy twist to the party so some had props to go with their outfits. There were two Dr. Who's, a fairy princess, a unicorn, Poison Ivy, vampires and people with elfin/glowing ears! I went as the Goddess of War and had a bow and arrow which was great fun. The party was held in a restaurant that Polly's parents had hired out for the night. When we went in there was a huge cocktail bowl complete with dry ice which was pouring out of the top of it. The restaurant was candle lit and each table had a theme! There was a Cinderella table, a Wizard of Oz table, an Alice in Wonderland table, a Harry Potter table, an Atlantis table, a Never Never Land table and many more I can't remember! Polly's cake was in the shape of a fairytale castle and had the most amazing sculpted dragon on it. We had a very yummy dinner and then listened to the nicest speeches from Polly's dad, Jess and Polly. Jess presented Polly with a book with messages in from all of her friends. The restaurant then turned into a dance floor. There was another room with a piano in it and guests from the party began to play (very well I might add) while everyone gathered round it and sang. We returned to Polly's and crawled into bed at about 3am. All the coaches turned back into pumpkins and all the footmen back into mice but even though it had come to an end we will never forget the magic and splendor of that wonderfully unique evening.

(Photo 1: Me and one of my other best friends Johanna; Photo 2: Jess in black with Polly in white; Photo 3: Me with my bow and arrow!)

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Adventure! With Pictures!!!

Here are some pictures from my holiday for you all to enjoy. The holiday began with a night in London before getting the Eurostar to Paris. We spent four nights in Paris and visited/saw Montmatre, the Moulin Rouge, the Amelie Cafe, Notre Dame, the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, the David Lynch window displays at Galeries Lafayette department store, the Palace of Versailles and the Jardins des Plantes (botanical gardens). After our four days were up we then got the TGV from Paris to Irun where we caught an overnight sleeper train to Lisbon. We then caught a connecting train from Lisbon to Faro. In Faro we met up with some of my boyfriend's family and stayed with them in a gorgeous villa complete with pool in Quintas de Lago for six days. During our time there we visited Albufeira, Silves and a beautiful Portugeuse nature reserve (the name of which escapes me). We ate our body weight in barbequed food, went for evening walks on the beach and celebrated my boyfriend's grandma's birthday. After the six days were up the family returned home and my boyfriend and I went on to Lisbon. Whilst I'd been to Paris and the Algarve before, Lisbon was completely new to me and I really didn't know what to expect, but I have to say I absolutely loved it. We spent four days there and during that time we went to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - set in the most beautiful parkland, complete with outdoor beds! - the Lisbon Oceanarium where I saw and fell in love with sea otters, the beautiful Baixa area of the city complete with bright yellow trams and stunning architecture and the Marionette Museum. When our time in Lisbon was at an end, we boarded another overnight sleeper train to Hendaye. We then caught a connecting TGV back up to Paris where we spent a final night (in a hotel with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower) before getting the eurostar back to London. It was a fantastic adventure and I'll never forget it.