Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt item preview - no foolin'!

So here's the scoop: Starting tonight at midnight (Friday, April 1), ten damask eggs will be hidden throughout the three floors of our Caledon Oxbridge Village main store through the end of the month.

Each egg will contain a 10L clothing/accessory item, all of which coordinate into two outfits!

These items also coordinate with our specially priced 100L Avril (April) ball gown!

A personal note: April is a special month for me because it's my birthday month and the one year anniversary of my mastectomy surgery.

In appreciation of the support of my patrons and friends in SL during the past year, I'm celebrating my recovery from breast cancer with this special event. I hope you'll stop in and join in on the fun!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness gown featured

Miss Dymphne has graciously featured my 100L Breast Cancer ball gown on her new blog, Dymphne's Album, here and here.

Thank you Miss Dymphne! You are absolutely lovely.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Montagne Noire Easter Hunt starts April 1!

It's my birthday month and the one year anniversary of my mastectomy surgery, so I'm celebrating my recovery with this special event at the main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village.

Photos of the gift items will be forthcoming soon!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Getting back in the groove

March 2011 marks a year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer in RL. It's been a long haul, but my prognosis is excellent.

As you can see from the date of my last post on this blog, I had to stop posting last summer when I started chemotherapy. Treatment was a real struggle; I ended up going into the hospital twice, and eventually we decided to stop chemo treatment early, because it was making me so ill.

After some recuperation, I jumped head first into radiation treatment and that took a lot out of me too.

Throughout the last few months I've kept a low profile on SL, mostly focusing on maintaining the creative and business side of Montagne Noire. When I've felt well enough to sit in the computer chair for long periods of time, I've released some new outfits; when sitting was too tiring, I had to limit myself to addressing customer service issues.

So one of the things that fell by the wayside during the last few months was this blog. I simply couldn't justify the effort and time for it... but now I'm intending to make a re-commitment to it. While this blog has but a small following, I think it's an important exercise for me as a RL writer.

One of the lingering effects of treatment has been trouble with words... Word Amnesia would be a good term for it. There's a neurological condition the oncologists call "chemo brain" which affects different patients in different ways; it just so happens that it's affecting my ability to spell correctly and conjure the correct words for people, places and objects. What it hasn't affected fortunately is my ability to create clothing. That must go on in a different part of my brain.

My posts will likely be brief in nature, mostly announcing new releases, sales etc., as I did before. So please stay tuned!