Rainy day Give away!

Saturday, 22 October 2011


It's getting colder here in London, so to help keep you snug and cosy we are giving away a scarf to TEN of you lucky people! All you have to do is tell us what you like about October. We'll pick 10 people at random and announce the winners on the blog in a couple of weeks. so keep checking back!
good luck!


share the scarf love!


Donna x

112 comments:

  1. What I love about october: The autumn colours, the cold bright days, chestnuts, rain and sunlight at the same time....Oh, and its my birthday in october. I love that as well. Is it childish to look forward to my birthday, when I'm turning 29?

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  2. I love the smell of people having their first fires whilst I'm pootling about in my car - the nights are drawing in and the smell of coal and wood fires from the chimneys in my area make me feel all cosy. I'd be even cosier with one of those scarves though! :)

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  3. I like having an excuse to put the fire on in the living room and being able to claim it's purely economical because it saves me from having to put the heating on yet. Really it's not about the money - I just love having the fire on. Our cats like that about October too.

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  4. Nice scarf:) I like October because of the beautiful colors of the trees, and because the cold weather gives me an excuse to wear nice warm sweaters and knitted socks:)

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  5. October has so many delights and what i love and find very inspiring as a Printed Textile designer myself is, the whole drastic movement of the changes in colours of the sky in the mornings, and organics forms shedding their beautiful ever changing textures. I find october really does make you notice natures beauty around you especially living in such an urban city such as london it is often lost. But Octobers drastic change in weather highlights its beauty. My favourite bit has to be squirrel stalking! I love watching them race up and down the trees it brings all sorts of imaginative stories into my mind...

    Francesca Lahiri-Langley

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  6. I like to harvest squashes and pumpkins from my allotment and line them all up on shelves in my home. Then on the dark cold nights in winter I make warming rissottos or soups with my beloved squashes.... autumn roasted veg. YUM! x

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  7. what i like about thís october are all the indian summer days we've had sofar :)
    wearing my sandra juto's wrist worms in the morning
    i like special tea towels and use them as napkins
    cheers, ingrid

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  8. I love wearing sweaters, scarves, and boots!

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  9. I like to have a cup of hot tea when it's cold and dark outside, I love roasted chestnuts, sound of wind outside, reading fairy-tales while covered with cozy and warm blanket, starting the scarf and hat season, hugging someone in a sweater, ... and I'm hoping to add "wearing Donna Wilson's rainy scarf" to my list :).

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  10. I like October because I get to take out all of my warm clothes from the back of the closet. I love watching my dogs go crazy in all the leaves on the ground and I love to have an excuse to drink way too much hot chocolate.

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  11. The sun sparkling through the leaves, thicker blankets on my bed, my cat laying very close to the heating with her eyes closed of joy....

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  12. That is generous, giving away 10 lovely scarfs!

    I love the fresh air of October, the colours in nature, the decay (we are probably fascinated by decay because it reminds us that our time here is short) the fact that I can wear scarfs again (some people wear it all year round, but that is much to warm for me) and it feels totaly right to curl up under a blanket and read a book. Of course October is different depending on where in the world you live, this is from my Swedish perspective :-)

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  13. I love the sunny autumn days, wearing warm cardigans and drinking coffee with friends inside while it's raining outside.

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  15. veraboat@gmail.com22 October 2011 at 11:24

    October marks the beginning of pumpkin pie season, which runs until my birthday in January.

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  16. Pumpkins and squash, crispy leaves and crunchy twigs, cold mornings and blue blue skies, dark evenings and cosy fires. And then, then, the clocks go back. Hooray for October!

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  17. my favorite thing about october is the chill we get here in california. i live just outside of san francisco, and we have already had a few rainy days..which are always my favorite times.

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  18. I love October for the different varieties of apples that it brings: pirouette, reinette, elstar, falstaff, pivona, canada grise, cox's orange, cloche...

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  19. My birthday! Also the nights drawing in and a cosy house.

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  20. What I love about October: the blue skies against orange trees, the wind with a little bit of rain in it, the smell on the streets of stoves burning for the first time again and the sweet/sour taste of mandarins again!

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  21. I like october because of the 'candle-time' moments: sitting on the couch, tea, cookies and candles lit, while the rain and wind stay outside :)

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  22. I like October cosiness: wearing scarf and jumpers, drinking tea and hot chocolate, cooking hearty soups, curling up with a book, etc.
    But what I really love is a walk in the crisp morning air.

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  23. I love the crunching of leaves underneath my boots and the fresh, crisp mornings. The dark nights, hot chocolate, and dvds with the flatmates. I love the colour change in the leaves, chunky knit jumpers and the one night where everyone gets a little scared of ghouls and ghosts!

    kiki

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  24. October...
    I like running in the rain, red cheeks, grey skies.
    I like hot tea, candles in the window, falling leaves.
    I like the smell of the soil, and to make a fire in the garden.
    Nice October...

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  25. October for me means wrapping up in snuggly woollen jumpers and hand-knitted scarves, and roaming the countryside before it gets too wet and windy. Not to mention being able to indulge in a roast lunch (and crumble for dessert) without feeling too guilty of the consequences...thank goodness for that big woollen jumper, eh? ;)

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  26. I love the light of October. I love the colour of the woods. I love the smell in the air. I love the mood of my kids. I love my husbands childish laughs. I love October.
    - and I really love that scarf!

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  27. I like October because it means I can get all my knitwear out!

    LesleyToast@googlemail.com

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  28. my favorite thing about october has to be the chilly nights when you get to pull out your old quilts and cuddle on the couch with a steaming mug of tea.
    and spooky old movies, burning leaves, pumpkin bread, streets on fire with color!

    love, love the scarves. fingers crossed tight.

    birdsonaline@gmail.com

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  29. October is birthday month = most of our friends & family have birthday in October. So basically, that means that October is cake month!!!!!!

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  30. October is an excuse to sit inside with knitting & tea (and cake!), to silently be in a Christmas mood already, and to light candles in the evening. October is rock'n'roll housewifestyle :-) Mette

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  31. There is so much to love about October! I like the foods that my boyfriend and I make in the fall the best and chai tea made from fresh spices (did you know in Russian chai means tea, so when you're saying chai tea it's like saying tea tea?). I like the correlation between certain music and previous falls, I can't listen to Beat Happening, Woods or Mount Eerie without feeling mooney for years past! I like to put on the Misfits and be nostalgic about being punks not parents. This is the first October that we will have Halloween with our son Presley- it will be far different from what we would be doing otherwise but so much more fulfilling!

    A great fall song, for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMd9zQt8TE

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  32. What I like october because of the 'candle-time moments': on the couch, cat on my lap, tea, cookies and candles lit, while the wind and the rain stay outside :)

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  33. October for me is about joyous sunshine, spring rain, the garden going gangbusters after said rain...and hayfever. Hi to you from Melbourne!

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  34. I love the colours of a sunny October day, the trees are almost sparkling with sunshine!

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  35. my birthday is in October!!!
    and I like the chilly air, the fog and the feeling when you enter a cafe wich is warm when you come from the cold... I like to watch the birds andi like the cosy feeling that starts in October- becomes best around Christmas- and swims into spring in March!!!

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  36. In October I love to curl up on the couch with a blanket, lots of pillows and a cup of tea. I love the smell of fallen leaves when I go out for a walk and people in colorful woolen hats.

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  37. What I love about october: the 26th of october is my birthday so i can spend the whole month making party plans & inviting friends!

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  38. I love thos scarves!!!

    I'm not much of a fall girl but I DO love to make things cozy inside and snuggle up with some good magazines and a cup of hot coco...

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  39. Bright, crisp and cold days, the search for my new winter coat and all of the Christmas goodies arriving in the shops.

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  40. the weather mostly. in scotland it's perfect: crisp and fresh. and something about the way toast smells in the morning in october is extra good.

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  41. I love all the fab colours. When the sun is shining and the leaves turn yellow, brown, red and orange, and I go for a walk in the woods listening to the sound my feet make when dragging them through the dry leaves on the ground.

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  42. october love: i can finally wear tights without getting too hot, scary movie marathons for the entire month, fog in the mornings, winter vegetables in the garden, and the start of bread-baking weather.

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  43. What I like about october is that I have an excuse to be indoors! Curl up in my sofa with my laptop reading beautiful blogs from all over the world

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  44. I love the crunch of leaves under foot, cozy sweaters & hearty dinners.

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  45. The golden light that comes a bit earlier, hot chocolate, snuggling on the couch on cooler nights, brisk walks in the early morning. Oh and snuggly scarf giveaways. Thanks.

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  46. I like walking my dog in the park early in the morning with slightly frosty grass and mist hovering above the lake like a beautiful photograph, it's magical.
    And of course curling up with a cup of tea, cosy blanket and little snoring Westie :)

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  47. Stomping through the crunchy leaves on a crisp, sunny day ^_^ then home for cuddles, a film and coffee!

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  48. Hi!First I need to tell You that I love Your work! I'm a mommy,my son is turning 3 in November,my daughter turned 1 in October-the first thing I like in this beautiful chilly month.I love the walk's with them,to gather chestnut and maroon,them playing in the leaves and the sound of the withered leaf in all color of the palette...
    :)

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  49. I live in Norway so I could really need one of those beautiful scarves, it´s SO cold here. We will soon have snow! What I like most about autumn is frosty leaves, the autumn colours and, of course, the first snow :-)
    Laila
    lai-ola@online.no

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  50. The scarves are BEAUTIFUL, I have my fingers crossed.
    The things I love about October: Long drives in the country to see the leaves changing colours, weather cold enough to wear jumpers but not so cold you're freezing, the smell of fallen leaves, pumpkin pie and pumpkin lattes, Hallowe'en.

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  51. I love all the great fall foods and eating carmel apples :)

    Khbride at yahoo dot com

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  52. October - the scent of autumn, the fall of the leaves in gorgeous toffee colours, the need to wrap warmly in scarves and gloves I'd made during summer, lighting the fire in the evenings and watching its flickering glow, seeing skeletal trees emerging from their autumnal coats to reach up and scratch the sky, the clear autumnal blue skies that seem to start in October, my man's birthday, half term with my boys, pumpkins - carving them and cooking them. When I started this, I did think I would find it difficult to list some good things but now find I can rattle of so so many!

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  53. The golden sunlight giving everything long shadows and making everything just beautiful. It always feels as if the world turns into a theatre stage, so unreal this light feels.

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  54. What I like about October is that it's 100% autumn. I'm over my initial depression about the darkening evenings and sketchy September weather and can now get into the real thing - jumpers, piles of leaves, golden light and a whiff of Christmas about the place. It's the season of Lapsang Souchong - lovely after a long walk!

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  55. I love the october sundays, when i start my day eating breakfast (with my donna wilson cat egg cup of course) and then lay down on my sofa under my rainy day blanket ;) then in the afternoon i wear my right/wrong glove and go for a walk thinking i would be so happy with a rainy day scarf! hihi

    xxx yumicha xxx

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  56. I like October because it's Autumn and the trees are losing their leaves and therefore it's socially acceptable to start feeling Christmassy.. and of course Apple day on the 21st! who could forget that?

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  57. My favorite things about october :

    When you are out with friends and you all smell the scent of the air change - and it is that fall scent - that we all know and dearly wait for all year long. How cinnamon lingers in every retail store - and every food chain offers their take on pumpkin flavored items. Walking hand and hand with a lover through the park as the orange/yellow and red leaves lit by the sun change the hue of the surrounding areas. Wearing your warm socks for the first time as you sip a warm mug of tea while checking your emails in the early morning.

    I could go on and on - but I will leave it at that. All of your products are so amazing!

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  58. I love cozy blankets, warm socks, making Halloween costumes and celebrating my birthday!

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  59. I like October because October is Squirrel Awareness Month.
    I like October because most birds have left, but the sparrows love the weather.
    I like October because it is the perfect time to view fall foliage and the changing colors of autumn leaves.

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  60. Going for a long walk together with my hubby with the last few rays of sun in your face, then coming home and making a steaming cup of hot cocoa (or hot cider for the hubby). Great time to take fantastic photos!

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  61. The colours! Long walks under falling leaves :-)

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  62. I like the first fog in the morning, the first time I wear my winterclothes und carry the wood for the stove in the flat.

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  63. I love October because the colour of the leaves matches my daughter's hair!!

    Carolyn Mackay

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  64. I love the fresh cold air and the autumn leaves. I also love being wrapped up warm on a cold day.

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  65. Wrapping my little baby boy up and going for lovely walks. We like all the colours and long shadows :)

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  66. BLANKETS. It's finally autumn, I'm not the only one who feels cold anymore! I can put the heating on and wrap up to my heart's content.

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  67. BLANKETS! It's finally autumn and I'm not the only one who feels cold anymore. I can put the heating on and wrap up to my heart's content.

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  68. The thing I like most about October is that the leaves chance colour and are getting the most amazing yellows, reds and browns. An autumn walk in the October sunshine is one of my favourite pastimes of the year.

    Maja x

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  69. Ah love these! I love everything about it, especially the park behind my house which is looking like a fairytale!

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  70. October used to mean huge cups of hot tea, warm feet in woolly socks, crisp air from a deep blue sky, but nowadays when I am living in Australia, October means I am loving the warming Spring sun, the colorful flowers that comes out after a long rainy winter, the warm sand on locked up winter feet! But I know autumn will be back and I would enjoy one of these scarfs by the time it is May again :)

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  71. close the curtains, turn on the small lamps, wrapped myself in a blanket on the sofa near the fireplace.
    listening to the rain outside

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  72. I love being able to eat vast amounts of comfort food, lighting some yummy smelling candles and snuggling on the sofa!

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  73. big skies, kicking piles of leaves, grey and yellow, wrapping up, cold noses and FRESH air, hot drinks, thick socks and blankets. lots of blankets.

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  74. I moved from Belgium to Australia 15 years ago.
    Miss October month in Belgium, Autumn, sunny days,lots of colourful leaves everywhere,getting ready for winter...
    it's also my birthday in October so always remembering the get togethers with my sisters and mum when I lived there!
    Going back this year after 11 years so looking forward to it and could use one of your beautiful scarves to keep me warm around Christmas!Sophie : )

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  75. I love the fresh air of October.

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  76. I love the chilly mornings, the colours of the leaves, the smell of woodsmoke and the chance to make nice, slow cook dinners. Yum.

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  77. october love: pumpkin cheddar muffins, cedar candles, sunday soups, and crafty evenings!

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  78. The sky, it's like a different artist keeps coming along and repainting it! And the cold means wearing cosy bed socks and covering the bed in my favourite blankets.

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  79. Cycling without getting sweaty, coming home to a cosy home and the beginnings of my winter red nose.

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  80. i love how the sun shines trough the leaves in october, making pretty shadows on the walls in our living room.

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  81. I love October, because we have exceptionally sunny weather this year. For the first time since I had my fig tree we are actually eating ripe figs out of our own garden!

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  82. Diwali! The festival of light... it falls on different dates every year according to the Hindu calendar but more often than not, it's in October! October is festive, full of light and so much fun! :)

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  83. Falling leaves and slow cooked treats.

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  84. I love the to see dancing yellow,orage and brown leaves during October!

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  85. I love Autumn: roasted chestnuts, panellets (a very traditional Catalan sweet), chai tea, the leaves... and more things that my poor English cannot translate properly :)

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  86. Nothing is better than the sun in october. When october's sunny it feels like you get a present from a sweet, old friend.

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  87. Wrapping my baby boy up and going for lovely walks. We love all the colours and long shadows, and the leaves crunching beneath our feet :)

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  88. What I love about October are the evenings where you can snuggle up on the sofa with a steaming cup of tea and get out your knitting project! <3

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  89. The most magical sunrises ever - ribbons of pale pink and magenta streaming across the early morning sky, silhouetting the autumn trees with a patchwork of glorious colour.

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  90. Crunchy leaves, simple as that!!

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  91. October, number 10, great colours, warm pullovers, smell of earth.

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  92. I love october - when it's rainy, cold and windy I like to look out of my window with a hot chocolat - there ist no better place then my wonderfuld flat.
    greetings from denmark

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  93. I love october - because when it is rainy and cold, I love to look out of my window with a hot chocolat. there is no better place then my wonderful flat and I can feel how blessed I am.
    greetings from denmark :0)

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  94. In october, i feel like knitting, drinking lime tea & definitly searching for mushrooms in the forest.
    I enjoy sweet sundays of october to have a little walk under beautiful red, yellow and brown trees and then nesting home with a little heating of.

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  95. I like October because it's the first winter month in the Arctic.

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  96. I love the colours in the trees, the smell of the autum leaves and the crisp morning breeze on my skin. I love snuggling up with my fiance and planning my summer wedding...

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  97. hilary.light@gmail.com2 November 2011 at 08:58

    I love october because its autumnal and I remember all the fun birthdays out in the garden my parents gave me growing up! crisp coldness and darkness creeping in. I now also love it as I was married two days ago and the weather gave me blue clear skies and squinting rain - three weeks before our first baby to go and now i'll look to what November brings this little bablet and to what it will love about it. I hope it leads where October has led it so far...

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  98. Thank you for this amazing chance! I never really like Oktober, but since my son was born in this month it will be always really special. Agata

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  99. I like the fact that it's soon time for snow!!

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  100. I like October becouse of the apple and plums season. We are doing plums/almonds cake with my littel son almost every weekend ;-)

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  101. I love October, cos it's when the Autumn/winter collections are out and it's only two months away from christmas and the end of year!!!
    Everything changes from change of wardrobe, foods, weather, colours.
    It's like a total change of scenery in every way.

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  102. The thing I love about October is the special light that the sun makes!

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  103. I love October for the leaves, which rustle under the boots. The amazing sunsets and fog in the morning outside my window.

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  104. I love it that I can wear Hai-boots all the time, even when it´s not raining. I love the colours and mittens, woollen socks, scarves.. :)

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  105. Hello all, thanks so much for ALL the fantastic comments for this giveaway!! it's been so nice reading them all, and I'm sorry we only have 10 scarves to give away!
    so chosen at random- here they are:
    KatSandBerg
    Hiarylight@gmail.com
    Arctic Mum
    Anki
    Kangan Arora Design
    Severien
    Photo_Jenny
    Rosie
    Woo
    KP

    please can you all contact kristina@donnawilson.com with your addresses and we will send your scarf out before it gets too cold!

    thanks again- happy winter!

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