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Advent Calendar Day 10

advent10Woah, double figures! That means I’ve posted for 10 days straight 😮 Oh, OK, 9 days straight since I didn’t start until Day 2, but it’s still something of an achievement since I’m usually hard-pressed to post a couple of times a month.

Anyway, I’ve finally found what I want for Christmas and with the World card yesterday, who knows, I may even get it. Mind you, Santa will have to lay hands on somewhere in the region of five and a half million quid, but hey, Santa has to have a massive budget, right? What’s a few million here or there!

So what costs over £5 million, is gorgeously Victorian Gothic and has a surprise in the attic? This and just so I don’t get caught out by disappearing websites again, here are some of the pics (you’ll have to click on the link for the surprise) :

 

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Mind you, I think they missed a trick by not doing up the attic in Steampunk style 😀

Sadly, the article is from February and so, in all likelihood, this gorgeousness has been snapped up. Oh well, best we move on to today’s Advent Card.

The deck I have picked for today is the original* Steampunk Tarot and today’s card is….LOL the Wheel of Fortune 😀

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Weh-hey! Best I start buying lottery tickets soon. Either that, or if the imagery is anything to go by, run away and join the circus, though I’m probably a bit past my prime as far as those bendy acrobatics are concerned.

Funnily enough, I finally renewed my passport a couple of months ago and, when asked, by various people, if I was off anywhere in particular, I would just reply that I was planning to run away to join the circus. 😀

In truth, I do have some loose plans for a road trip to Italy with a friend (and some of our children, maybe) before long, though where children are concerned, running away to join the circus can seem like quite an attractive option at times.

 

 

 

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All of which brings me to the slight confession I must make. I did actually draw the Tower card first today, but I liked the image so much that I just didn’t feel it had a sufficiently dramatic Tower-vibe to it, so I picked another.  I mean, I’ve never been to Pisa and it is a little worrying when you look at the Tower card and find it appealing. don’t you think?

 

*self-published by Charissa Drengsen in 2010, well before all the bandwagon jumpers 🙂

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2 Comments to “Advent Calendar Day 10”

  1. Either way, it’s a definite change, although the Wheel has more positive connotations. Pisa is nice, but, no destruction in the Tower? A bit odd.

    Haven’t had a chance to comment on all the posts in the series, but I have enjoyed them thanks to your fine and witty writing. 🙂

    • Thanks, Joanne. It’s hard to gauge interest if people don’t comment. I was wondering whether to continue, though I am quite enjoying writing them 🙂

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