Why on earth have I put that in capitals?
Well… for the first twenty odd years of my life, October was always full of excitement and anticipation for me. I’d spend the first 16 days of the month wondering what the 17th would be like; then on the 17th, I’d be happy and bouncy…
…until the next morning when I realised that my birthday was over and I’d have nothing to enjoy again until Christmas – which of course, doesn’t exist until after my birthday.
Then I met my fiancé, TOH, and a whole month of birthdays opened up to me – it’s my Father-in-law’s birthday on the 1st, my fiance’s birthday on the 3rd, my Mother-in-law’s birthday on the 15th (R.I.P) even before mine comes round on the 17th. I had a lot of fun buying presents and spoiling TOH as well as buying presents with TOH for his family, which was almost as much fun as getting three times as many presents on mine…
…boy does that sound selfish, but you’re allowed to be selfish on your birthday…
Then, TOH and I had NOS. His birthday was almost the same as mine – had he hurried up a little bit, I would have had to share mine with him, but he decided to play bungee with the umbilical cord and had to be de-tangled, so he was born on the 18th!
So you might say that October is a little crowded for me – it certainly means buying a lot of cards and presents!
THIS year, to celebrate the month, I’m going to give presents away. The first one is in honour of my Father-in-Law’s birthday.
From 1st to 31st October, I’m dropping the price of “The Tower and The Eye: A Beginning” to…
$0.99 / £0.75
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(NB: This is only happening on Amazon)
The second one is in honour of TOH. His birthday is on the 3rd October so:
From 3rd to 31st October, I’m dropping the price of “The Tower and The Eye: Party at Castle Grof” to…
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$1.50 / £0.93
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And on the 18th October, it is NOS’s birthday (he’s going to be thirteen… where did the time go?) so in honour of his birthday:
From 18th to 31st October I’m going to drop the price of “The Tower and The Eye: Freya’s Freedom” to…
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$1.99 / £1.23
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But… that’s not all…
…You may have noticed that I’ve left out two dates, one of them very important!
On the 15th October, in memory of my Mother-in-Law who passed away due to Bowel Cancer in 2001, I will run a competition here on my blog to win all three Tower and the Eye e-books!
The details will be posted on the day, so keep your eyes open.
So that brings us to the 17th October.
My Birthday. The day that tends to get forgotten because of NOS’s birthday (by me and various relatives; but not by TOH)… how will I mark that one?
On that day I’m going to run another competition… again the details will be posted on the day and will involve all three Tower and the Eye e-books… plus a surprise!
So… keep the blog bookmarked or you might just miss out!