I got a few lovely gifts for Christmas this year! My parents bought me some items to use in my room makeover (the previous occupant was a 5 year old girl, so there are butterfly stickers on the wall that need to be covered!), however, I will show you them when the transformation is complete! I also got a shiny red teapot and some gourmet teas to try from my siblings, and a few cookbooks (which I have already utilized to make a delicious key lime pie).
My favourite present, however, was from my sweetheart - he got me a ukulele!
I can't wait to learn how to play it - I used to play piano as a child so I am not used to having to tune my own instruments, which is proving to be the biggest challenge so far. However, I know there is a group of uke players at my university, so it's also a good incentive for me to be more social in 2011.
The giant and myself on Christmas Day - I do wish I could wear some of the lovely, rich holiday dresses I see gals in the northern hemisphere sporting... it's just too hot here for velvet and satin at christmastime!
Now, as for the presents for you - I'm hosting my first proper giveaway! One lucky reader will be drawn at random to win a copy of two of my favourite 'modern' classic novels: Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Big Sleep.
How To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post telling me about your favourite classic book, and why you love it! You can also earn bonus entries by blogging about this giveaway (just let me know in a separate comment!) Open to international followers too! You must be a follower to enter this giveaway. Closes on Wednesday the 26th of January.