samedi 25 octobre 2008
My favorite online community is for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a company that makes perfume oils and other related items such as soaps, shirts, etc.

This past year I have gotten quite addicted, I love trying all of their perfumes, especially since they come out with different themes, etc.

But more than that it is a place where people can chat about other things too, life, politics, everything.

Four times a year they have a "Switch Witch", rather like a secret santa. You sign up and then get the name of someone else to send presents to, and someone else sends you presents for a few months.

This Fall was the first time I participated.

It was so much fun picking out things for my secret witch, and receiving items from someone unknown. Throughout the past two months, I sent and received ecards, postcards, and small gifts. At the end of the round, people send out "reveal" packages. Here is what I received (don't mind the crazy French who stuck his head in.)

So let's see, here is what I received: one small carrying case for perfume samples, with perfume samples inside, book "Map of Bones" by James Rollins, two large glass hair clips (guess I won't have any excuses for not doing something other than a ponytail with my hair), chocolate powder, caramels, and molasses, along with recipes to make Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies and Caramel Apples (which is good because otherwise I would have no clue), a ton of starburst and Swedish Fish, small glass pumpkin earrings, a bunch of tea, Jelly Belly, the audio book "The Constant Princess" by Phillipa Gregory (which I great because I loved "The Other Boleyn Girl"), candy corn, Halloween window decorations, small soaps etc., notepad, orange and black sprinkles, and other candies. There is a card that says "Open me last" which I am guessing reveals who it was, but I want to guess first.
Alain can't really understand why I want to send and receive stuff from people I don't know. I am not sure, I guess I just want to feel connected. I guess I do feel a bit cut-off living here. Also really miss stuff like Halloween, it isn't really celebrated here.
Thank you witch!

2 commentaires:

Starman a dit…

Sounds like fun to me.

Jess a dit…

I agree, that sounds so fun! I would love to do something like that :)

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