Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Birthstone Unicorns Series - Topaz

 
Happy Halloween 
 
Well it's the start of a new month tomorrow and time to update you on November's gorgeous birthstone, the topaz. Check out the side bar for some information on this fiery jewel! Perfect for the next big celebration - Bonfire Night!  Here is the verse from the traditional Gregorian Poem.
 
"Who first comes to this world below
In dreary November's fog and snow
Should prize the topaz amber hue
Emblem of friends and lovers true."
 
I have also added an extract from my Birthstone Unicorns Series for this month. Click the tab above or HERE to read it.
 
The lovely chrysanthemum is the flower of the month. Perfect for adding a wonderful splash of colour at this time of year. Happy Birthday to all of you celebrating this month.
 
 
 P.S I am planning a small giveaway as a thank you to my followers. I have recently passed that magical 100! I am hoping to have it ready to post details on Sunday.

23 comments:

  1. I love your Unicorns series, it's so cool!

    Congrats on 100 followers!

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  2. Interesting stuff and lovely extract. Congrats on the 100! :)

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  3. Congrats on 100 followers! Very interesting & informative series...

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  4. Thanks, Kyra, Nick and Michelle :)

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  5. Congratulations on one hundred followers!

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too Patsy!

      Thanks, Alex it is a little milestone for me!

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  6. The topaz is such a beautiful birthstone. Perfect for fall!

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    1. It is perfect, especially the rich golden colours.

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  7. Nice post, Suzanne! I learned something new today. I had no idea that topaz came in so many colors :-) Congrats on the followers! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa glad you learnt something new here.

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  8. Congratulations on your 100 followers! My birthday is in November so I loved this post :)
    What is Bonfire Night?

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    1. Thanks, Heather and Happy Birthday for this month too!

      Bonfire Night is a predominately british thing. Nov 5th is the anninversary of a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 and kill King James I. It was led by a man called Guy Fawkes. Traditionally on Nov 5th we have bonfires, fireworks etc. I actually got engaged on bonfire night many moons ago!

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    2. WOW What a cool celebration and a good memory to go with it. I had never heard of that before but it sounds fun.
      I will be awarding you the Top Commenter award on my post tomorrow

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  9. New follower here. Best of luck on the journey to publication. I look forward to visiting again!

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Sylvia, thanks for dropping in today and for following it is great to meet new people. I will pop over to your blog, see you there!

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  10. i found you just in time! i've never liked my birthstone but you make it sound wonderful!! thank you! and a 100 follower celebration too! congrats!

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    1. Hi Tara, so pleased you have seen your birthstone in a new light. Happy birthday for this month :)

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  11. Hi Suzanne,

    Ah yes, topaz, a fiery jewel for a fiery night. Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes night is nearly here. Never mind the Presidential election in the States on Tuesday, the real 'fireworks' starts here on Monday. Just hope folks go to controlled fireworks displays. We must think of safety and the welfare of our precious animals.

    Take care and hearty congrats for going over the 100 mark in followers! :)

    Gary

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    1. Thanks, Gary. I agree that organised displays are far safer and the fireworks you see are bigger and better. Definitely we have to watch our animals, I keep my cats in so they don't get scared by any noise on bonfire night.

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  12. Congratulations on 100 followers! It's a big milestone. Topaz is a great birthstone - friends and lovers... who needs more than that?

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  13. Indeed who needs more than that. Hope you have resolved your NaNo problems.

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  14. Hope the editing and planning is going well, Suzanne. Congratulations on 100 followers!

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