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19 August 2007 @ 07:39 pm
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x. We had a birthday lunch for my Mum at our place today, and it turned out wonderfully; my sister and Nan, plus Mum, Noel & I. We cooked enchiladas, oriental rice and salad, and had chocolate bavarian cake for dessert (and I didn't burn any of it!) Noel & I had discovered this wonderful party shop in the city, and brought a whole collection of Elvis Presley themed decorations (streamers, table cloth, napkins, plates etc) for the occasion, as Mum is an Elvis fan, and I thought she would get a laugh out of it. We wanted to make it a really special day for her, as it's her first birthday since Dad died, and we knew it would be difficult. I think she really enjoyed it though, and it was so lovely to see her look happy, and enjoying a day that was for her.

x. I introduced my sister to BPAL today, and she fell in love with The Candy Butcher scent. I gave her my imp of it, and will order her a bottle of it soon. Eeee yay, I love introducing people to BPAL :D I am seriously addicted. You have no idea.

Noel is slightly worried as my perfume collection is starting to take over the dresser. Hmmm.

x. I finished reading Neil Gaiman's Stardust last night, and I absolutely loved it. I was going to wait until after I saw the movie, as I have a tendency to be disappointed with book-to-movie translations, but I just couldn't wait any longer. I adore books that take me into whole other worlds.

x. If there is anyone else on facebook that I haven't added yet, feel free to say hi :)
you got you a fast horse darlin': tori squealthebluebells on August 19th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Noel is slightly worried as my perfume collection is starting to take over the dresser.

Awwwwwww, bless! :D My makeup collection is going the same way at the moment, I am so addicted to things from Bloom and The Body Shop.

So glad the lunch went well sweetie! Yay! :) xo
    scarlet's walk: magickisstheviolets on August 21st, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
Bloom and The Body Shop are LOVE. I have to introduce you to BPAL when you come on down :D I can't wait, hehehe.

Love you so much darling!
A World of Fragile Things: Disappearaussiekitty on August 19th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the lunch went well for your mum. The first of everything is always the hardest to get through. *hugs*
21_botanicals on August 19th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
i have added you on facebook!
starmiranda on August 19th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I read Stardust a long time ago, but I remember really loving it. I'm excited to see the movie!
?: blue starstarlakitty on August 19th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
your mom's birthday sounded so great. :) and the elvis theme sounded so cute.
Brittany @->->-briarspell on August 20th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
added ya! (I'm Brittany) :).
it's a secret... shhhohnana on August 20th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
Hello hello fellow Aussie! I didn't see that you friended me... *FRIENDED BACK*

I'm glad your mum and you all had fun :)

BPAL is really starting to take over my life, so I'm taking a few steps back for a while. My mum's eyes widen every single day when the postie arrives. Haha.

I'm DYING to see Stardust!! I keep seeing trailers and it's all adding to my impatience. Heheee. BTW, do you have a wishlist? ^___^
    scarlet's walk: dreaming sweetlykisstheviolets on August 20th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
hehe, I am currently working on a wishlist... it keeps growing *lol* Do you have one? I'd love to take a peek :)
Thankyou for adding me back!! I should have said hi on your lj, I got shy and ran away lol.

Looking forward to getting to know you better! :)
it's a secret... shhhohnana on August 20th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
Haha, my journal kind of takes all of my rants when I'm frustrated otherwise I'm a lurker. :P

My wishlist here not really my wishlist. It was something I threw together in a haste.
I can imagine that yours would be super long :P I peeked at your BPAL forum blog and was like this --> O____O;;;

I joined the world of BPAL in June and in the first two weeks, I spent $300 ... to which I kind of regret cause not all of it worked on me. I'm glad most of it worked on you! :D Are you planning for the new update? It's all so exciting!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 20th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
ROFFLE, oh dear, that's only some of it too. I've err, gone a bit overboard buying some LE's from other board members, and have a few other orders from the lab on their way.... *coughs*. I'm planning another big order when the new update comes up (not just for me though, hehe - going to get some presents for some friends whom I think will like bpal too), and then I'm going to be good for awhile (it's in writing now, I can't take it back! hehe). How did you get into Bpal? I got into it in June as well!! It's crazy how quickly you can fall in love with it :D

I am browsing your wishlist now :)
it's a secret... shhhohnana on August 20th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
I went on a massive spending spree on the LJ community especially when you know it's limited!! Whip out that CC!
I'll be buying something from this update especially if it's a Scorpio/Halloween update cause that's my birthday month! Then I'll be taking a break as well :D
I got into BPAL through a friend from uni, she posted some BPAL reviews. I googled BPAL and that's how it started! Now my collection is ten-fold bigger than hers :blush:
How about you?
    scarlet's walk: dreaming sweetlykisstheviolets on August 21st, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
Well I'd been looking at the BPAL website for a couple of years, after a few friends on LJ were raving about it - but I sort of knew that if I started getting into it, I could quite easily get addicted, so I resisted ordering (not to mention the overseas shipping prices were pretty high too, so that made it a bit easier to resist). But then I was on the lookout for a new perfume (after my 8 year old stepdaughter told me that the only I was wearing at the time smelt like her nanna.... oh dear), so I went back to BPAL, spent hours looking through the descriptions, and finally ordered. As predicted, I fell in love!! And so it began. Hehe, that was only 2 months ago too.

I'm so excited for the new update! What are your favourite scents so far?
it's a secret... shhhohnana on August 22nd, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to the new update but I may just get a bottle of one of the new scents... and mostly decants. I'm kind of really broke. The car rego just came in :S

Hmm, I really like Dorian, Baobhan Sith, Green Tree Viper, and Budding Moon 06. What about you? :D
samantharazorwireshrine on August 20th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
i love yr new default icon, i want to see 'stardust' too :)
i am also intrigued about bpal! it sounds like the sort of thing my mum&i would both like. &&also, i saw this post in fanmix &&thought of you! x