After 2 weeks, 48 comments, over 67 entries and a new total of 65 subscribers, the day has finally arrived. First, a big thank you to all of those who participated! It was a raving success! I got the opportunity to meet many new friends and bloggers, so really, I feel like the winner. And to my old friends, who helped to get the word out…thanks for sending over some of your friends…to you, I am eternally grateful. I hope you all continue to read, share, comment, question and contribute….as well as share in my passion for France and Italy, because what keeps me here, doing what I do….is you!
Ok, ok I’m getting to it! And with out further ado…..the winner of the *My French Life* book is……
I must tell you that we both were afraid of this. In case you don’t remember, Sognatrice ran a contest a while back for a Bella Bag on her blog, which I won! So, when I ran my contest and she entered, we joked that if she ever won, we would be banned from blog contests forever. There would most likely be a lynching or a boycott to our blogs.
But what is one to do? I can’t secretly pray that I don’t pick her name. I can’t pick her name and than throw it back it because it would seal our destiny…to be banished from blog contests. Surely everyone knows that we are honest, good and true… and people should be happy for the winner…no matter who (Sorry for that Dr. Seuss-ism there)! I think maybe, just maybe, it must be Serendipity. Or the universe *paying it forward* if you will.
In any event. Chris picked the name. He actually stated at the beginning, that he was "Yolanda Vega", who picks the NYS lottery tickets on TV. His disclaimer to me was…." This drawing has been audited by a third-party". He even insisted on a drum roll, which he performed himself being a drummer and all. Actually it was quite a big production. I think that whole modeling thing went to his head.
Then I saw the ticket…*Sognatrice*..and I almost dropped the bowl!
I have to be happy for her….she won a great book! So, congratulations Sognatrice! I know you will enjoy the book, being the book lover that you are!! And I hope this book will give you an introduction to French life and Provence, which will inspire you to go one day!
Just email me your name and address and it will be along soon.
And one last thing. Sognatrice. I will see you in blog purgatory, soon enough. *Sigh*
C’est la vie!