Je suis désolé, es tut mir leid, I am so sorry about taking so long with the contest! I won't waste your time with excuses, so I'll just get straight to it an announce the winners of the December contest. Second prize is a copy of the new Taschen Icons book on Audrey, and was won by Amy! First prize is a copy of the new special edition of "Gardens of the World," and has been won by Rosana! Ladies, please check your email so we can ship off your wonderful new prizes. And since the drawing was delayed until after the holidays, if you've received your prizes from someone else in the meantime, we'll work out some other prize you don't have. :)
Speaking of "Gardens of the World," I received my own copy for Christmas, and I've already watched half of it! I can't express to you how wonderful it is. The first disc starts off with roses, and really captivates you from the first. They couldn't have picked a more addicting first segment, honestly. If you're a horticulture fan like myself, then you'll absolutely swoon over these fantastic gardens and beautiful flowers. Audrey herself looks radiant and genuinely happy, so even if you're not a gardening nut, you'll be happy with the view of Audrey. I'll write up a real review later, when I've finished all 3 discs, but I can already tell you this is going to get 5 stars. Absolutely fantastic and very addicting. And I'm making myself wait on this one, but the third disc with the special features has footage from the Audrey Hepburn tulip ceremony! Now I can finally see what it looks like.
Now that things have settled down, there's more time for updates on the website, too. Three new people have joined the Audrey Hepburn community this month, so stop by and check them out. If you're looking for a fellow Audrey fan to chat with, this should be the first place to look! Alas, a couple of people recently have been forgetting to leave their email addresses, so no one can write to them! So if you do have a profile on the community, please check it and make sure you've left an address. If you've forgotten, just write to us and we'll fix it.
The quotes page has also been updated! More and more quotes coming in all the time, both quotes by Audrey and quotes about Audrey from her costars, directors, family and friends. Also, if you have a favourite quote that's not on the page, feel free to drop us a line and let us know!
And if you haven't noticed, this page has had some fixing as well. I'm still working on trying to get the heading picture back up ("upgrade" my foot, Blogger!), but we now have a picture of the week and a way to subscribe! If you have a customizable homepage, like AOL, Yahoo or Google where you can add news feeds, you can now get your Audrey news on the same page. Just click the link on the right and it'll take you to the subscription page. From there, all you have to do is choose the button with your homepage brand, and the Audrey news is added! Easy as pie. And more updates are coming, too.
Well, that's all for now. Remember, if you entered the contest, check your email! After about a week, unclaimed prizes will be redrawn and given to people who want their goodies. :)
Note: The Taschen Icons book on Audrey has been pushed back yet again in the US! The last known release date was December 22, but as of yesterday Amazon still doesn't have books to ship and no local bookstore of mine has any copies. So Americans will either have to order from Canada or keep waiting ...