Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hiatus Interruptus






























Hello everyone! Thank you, all of you, for your wonderful notes while I've been away, I have missed you guys!!!

I'm just interrupting this hiatus to share with you what I won as second prize from Booklogged's
"Winter Classics Challenge" : it's a wonderful miniature sheet of British Jane Eyre postage stamps. These stamps were issued on the 150th death anniversary of Charlotte Bronte who died in March 1855. They are just beautiful and I will treasure them so much, booklogged, thank you!

This lovely gift has prompted me to start a collection of memorobilia from the classics with an emphasis on leading female characters and women writers. There will be ample to choose from,I am excited! :)

I also received a fab "Last Line" bookmark in purple and gold and some copper page markers...they are just wonderful and soooo useful,thank you again, booklogged!

Hope to be back early April...so see you all then!

29 comments:

ML said...

Congratulations, Lotus. Lovely prize!

jenclair said...

These stamps were my favorite prize from Booklogged's Challenge! I think your idea of memorobilia is an excellent idea. Congratulations!

Dawn said...

What a great idea! I'll be on the look out for stuff like that myself. I might be able to get you some Jane Austen stuff. We live very close to her last residence!

Asha said...

Beautiful stamps!!!I had a huge collection of stamps when I was young,don't know where they are all now.Enjoy them Lotus!:))

Sanjay said...

Congratulations!!!!
Lovely stamps and a clear sign that your blog and reviews rock :-)

I am so happy for you and maybe you might come back sooner than you say?

gautami tripathy said...

Glad to see you for a while. I miss you, Angel!

starry nights said...

congratulations and It is a rare collection of stamps.I think it is a neat idea to start your own memorobilia of classic female writers.

Les said...

Nice to see you popping in, if only for a moment! You are missed!

Lotus Reads said...

@ML ~ yes it is, isn't it? I can't wait to frame it up and put it somewhere nice where I can enjoy it!

@Jenclair ~ Thank you! Yes, I am very lucky to have won the stamp collection, I have always loved "Jane Eyre" and seeing the wonderful characters on stamps has added to the enjoyment!

@Dawn ~ That's great! Yes, please do let me know if you spy any good stuff on Jane Austen or any of her characters. I am going to write to you soon, I loved reading all about your retreat!!! So glad you got to go!

@Asha ~ Yeah, I, too was a big collector of stamps and postcards. I still have most of my postcards, but, like you, I have no idea where my stamps are! :(

@Sanjay ~ Thank you so much! I hope I can return sooner...it's been a busy month so far and still a lot to do before I can reclaim some time for myself, but thanks for asking!

@Gautami ~ Aww, I miss you, too! I also miss your thought-provoking and sometimes witty poetry. Will visit you soon, sorry I have been absent so long.

@Starry Nights ~ Thank you, it is a beautiful collection and one that I will treasure!

@Les ~ Aww, thank you! I miss you, too. Hopefully the second fortnight of March won't be as busy as the first one...will see you soon, Les.

booklogged said...

Lotus, you are so gracious. I am delighted you like your prize.

Laura said...

Hi Anjali.....I listed your blog on my blog for the Thinking Blog Award...go see when you get a chance!

http://maudeandmozart.blogspot.com/2007/03/double-dose-of-happy.html

love,
laura

Radha said...

congratulations! you realy do deserve it !

Anali said...

Those are beautiful! I'm sure you're going to have fun with your new collection. And with the warmer weather coming, it will be great looking for buried treasures at yard sales!

Shashikiran Mullur said...

Congratulations!

gs said...

hi lr
fantastic stamps.congratulations for the richly deserved gifts.we miss your postings.stop the hiatus soon.best wishes.

A Reader from India said...

Congratulations, Lotus! What a perfect gift for your blog.
Looking forward to read more posts from you.

J said...

Congratulations! Wonderful. :)

I hope you're enjoying your hiatus, and I'm looking foward to your return.

www.jellyjules.com

Nabeel said...

welcome back lotus .. and well as a kid I used to collect stamps and had a stamp book .. will try to find it when i go to Pakistan ..

Congratulations on the prize :) .. how many stamps do you have?

Sugarlips said...

Beautiful Stamps :)
Congratssssss *clapping*

Stay Beautiful..!

Beloved Dreamer said...

Oh, Lotus I missed you again. I can't wait till you get home. I have not been doing much. Missapt last week and not to sure about this week. I am feeling unwell, like all I want to do is sleep.
I hope you have been having a wonderful time. I may being going into the hospital soon. I'm not sure when but I go to Dr, tomorrow.
Miss you my dear friend.

love-bd

Amelia said...

Congratulations on your prizes!! You certainly deserve them :)

Although I hope that you are enjoying your hiatus, I can't wait until you come back! :(

nessie said...

LOTUS why are you leaving us for soooo long your evil. I am totally jealous about prize 2 but am really happy that I have finished successfully my first challenge!

hellomelissa said...

i saw that you won this prize... how wonderful! congratulations!

equiano said...

I was forced to take a break too when very limited internet access while travelling put a stop to regular posts. Now I return to find you're taking a break - hope you're having a wonderful time and recharging those batteries.

Sai said...

We have missed you. Hope to see you soon!

Beenzzz said...

Hi Lotus!
I made it home! Hope to see you back again in April! :)

doom said...

Congrats. I have been reading more women lately as well.

Mellowdrama said...

Congratulations, the stamps are awesome and thanks a tonne for the booklogged link..I am adding it to my favourites, quite a venture and being a fan of classics ranging from Bronte to Wilkie Collins I shall definitely be visiting that site (and your's) a whole lot more:) Cheers!!

trupti said...

still on a break?? Just read your comment...will tell you all about it...fursat se! :)

trupti