Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thank you



Ok I know it seems I have been slack and I guess I could have tried a little harder to update my blog but in the last three weeks I have struggled just to do daily living stuff and to keep my head above the proverbial water.

Today I make an effort so that I can give away the lovely Labordorite set.The other two give aways are also here as well.Thank you all for your patience.

So the Torque necklace and the wire wrapped Turquoise went to Miss Barb in the US.She already has it and I hope she likes it but havent heard back yet.

The Coral set is going to Miss Piglet.I hope you like it and I hope you enjoy wearing it.It should get there for the festive season if I hurry and get it away today

The Laboradite set will go to Miss I in PA. I will need you to email me with your shipping details so I can get it off to you.I hope you love it as much as I have enjoyed being a part of it as well.

The silver is still on sale in the web page at 50% off until 22nd Dec.I am having to have that date as my last date for orders so I can get them shipped.I am taking a break for I dont know how long so please hurry in and get supplies.As these prices are mostly less than cost you get a bargain and I get to share Xmas good will with you all. Coupon code is 50%off to be used at checkout and most items will not be restocked as we are looking at new products.

The sale will continue until New Years Eve in the AardvarkEurope Arfire store so if you miss out off the web site you might find something else there.50% off will not EVER be offered again. Marjorie has a 20% off on her stones right now as well.

So on that note I am off to pack up these lovelies.

Thank you all for your support this year.I could not have done it without you.Please keep in touch via email aardvarksilver@yahoo.com

Light and Love to all

Tanya

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Winner Time and Merry Xmas,well a little Early

 Red Coral with Sterling and Fine Silver Bracelet
 Red Coral with Fine and Sterling Silver earrings
Red Coral with Fine and Sterling Silver Necklace
Merry Xmas, Merry Xmas, Merry Xmas.

Oh too soon? I know we only have 50 days until Xmas and so this give away will come wrapped ready to gift to you or to someone you love.

How to Enter?
  1. Post a link to any of our web pages or to the blog.These are listed at the end of this post.
  2. Email me with the link to aardvarksilver@yahoo.com so I know you have entered.
  3. If you havent already friended the Aardvark Silver children details are below and these are also ways you can enter.
This draw will run until 22nd Nov 2010 so there is plenty of time to enter.Make sure you check out and add yourself to the other draws as well.

Aardvark Gems Europe is a joint venture with Marjorie Ixes A most amazing lady who has such lovely gems and jewelery.All items from her Artfire store Aardvark Gems Europe will be shipped from The Netherlands.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store, in the Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe store, in the Aardvark Silver web page or at the Fusion Muse web page.
For news letter subscribers in the web pages we have sent out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. Look for our next letter as there will be more great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.Some items are below cost so hurry in as it will be first in first served.This will go out in the next few days and has new specials just for subscribers.


 Today's Winner
The earring package that was given away on Tuesday goes to Drum Roll please.........
The lovely Miss Beth Martin.Can you please send me your shipping address to email  aardvarksilver@yahoo.com 


We thank you all for your interest and look forward to you playing soon.

Light and Love to all

Tanya and Marjorie


Aardvark Silver fan page
Aardvark Gems Europe
Artfire Aardvark
Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe
Aardvark Silver web page
Fusion Muse web page.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HandKase Mit Music

The first give away game we were playing was to correctly identify this dish.LOL It is Handkase mit Musik.This dish is traditionally eaten in the Palantine area of Germany and it is really a delicacy that requires some getting used to.Let me explain..... it is cheese that smells like socks that have been worn in wet gym shoes and then stored in a locker for another three months.Add to that raw onions, caraway seeds and brown vinegar and hey presto you have a dish that will produce music from your body about 12 hours later LOL. It is eaten with Rye bread usually and if you have a partner make sure they can stand the smell because the cheese smell lingers for days.Check out the Wikipedia link if you want to know more  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handk%C3%A4se

Well I have been through all the emails and the only people who know what it is are not playing.So how do I give the lovely Pearls set away?
Randomly chosen was Miss PaulaNC.......Can you please email me with a shipping address so I can get this away to you? Congratulations Miss Paula.

So I have a new give away.

Fine Silver Torque which is a solid piece of silver.It has a slight hammered texture and can be worn naked just as it is.

I will include the lovely wrapped Blue Howlite Pendant in this photo so you have something to hang on the swirl if you want to dress it up.

How to Enter??????
Same way as before.
  1. Post a link to any of our web pages or to the blog.These are listed at the end of this post.
  2. Email me with the link to aardvarksilver@yahoo.com so I know you have entered.
  3. If you havent already Friended the Aardvark Silver children details are below and these are also ways you can enter.


Aardvark Gems Europe is a joint venture with Marjorie Ixes A most amazing lady who has such lovely gems and jewelery.All items from her Artfire store Aardvark Gems Europe will be shipped from The Netherlands.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store, in the Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe store, in the Aardvark Silver web page or at the Fusion Muse web page.
For news letter subscribers in the web pages we have sent out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. Look for our next letter as there will be more great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.Some items are below cost so hurry in as it will be first in first served.This will go out in the next few days and has new specials just for subscribers.

This give away will run until Monday 8th Nov 2010.As that is a pretty special day for me there will be an extra special bonus for the winner.

Thank you for playing.I also know I have one other give away due to finish today too and I will find the winner and announce that later today.

We are looking forward to hearing from many of you.
Light and Love to all

Tanya and  Marjorie


Aardvark Silver fan page
Aardvark Gems Europe
Artfire Aardvark
Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe
Aardvark Silver web page
Fusion Muse web page.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here We go again.........

Today I have a very special give away for a very special reason.
I want to introduce you to some very special children that came into being while I was in Europe.
First let me show you a little of what is on offer.

Laboradite and Prasiolite (Green Amethyst) with Sterling Silver bracelet.
This set that I am putting up for give away has been about 15 months in the making.I finally was able to complete it just the day before yesterday.It has been on hold because my head basically said "no more creating". Well I have finally over ridden that command and so here is the end result.
Laboradite and Prasiolite (Green Amethyst) with Sterling Silver Earrings
Each stone is individually wrapped onto the custom made chain.The earrings are set on lever back hooks so they will stay securely where they are put in your ears.

The focal pendant features an amazing Laboradite cab that has been faceted to catch the light and has loads of flash and colour play.The upper stone is a Topaz that gently compliments the colours in the Laboradite.All set in a Sterling Silver bezel.
Laboradite and Prasiolite (Green Amethyst) with Sterling Silver Necklace
The AAA grade Briolettes of  faceted Laboradite and smooth polished Prasiolite move with you.They are securely wrapped directly onto the chain with Sterling Silver pins.
A little more detail to show you.

This set would retail of about $1500 so it a prize worth winning.

How to Enter
1. Become friends with AardvarkSilver Europe
2. Become friends with AardvarkGems Europe
3. Post a link to any of the following stores:
Aardvark Silver
Artfire Aardvark
Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe
Fusion Muse
And then send me an email at aardvarksilver@yahoo.com to say you did.

If you are already friends with the pages mentioned then you can LIKE the Aardvark Silver fan page and still send out links to the stores.Already LIKE all the pages and want to get more entries? Post links and let me know by email aardvarksilver@yahoo.com or make a purchase from the stores.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store, in the Artfire Aardvark Gems Europe store, in the Aardvark Silver web page or at the Fusion Muse web page.
For news letter subscribers in the web pages we have sent out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. Look for our next letter as there will be more great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.Some items are below cost so hurry in as it will be first in first served.
If you have not signed up then it may be a great time to do so as I will have to increase silver prices to meet the increased market price very soon.In fact I have begun to adjust pricing in my files but wont upload it to the various different selling sites I have until the end of October so that you can all benefit from the lower prices.Newsletter subscribers will get additional discounts and coupon codes to use that wont be available to the general public.


Aardvark Gems Europe is a joint venture with Marjorie Ixes A most amazing lady who has such lovely gems and jewelery.All items from her Artfire store Aardvark Gems Europe will be shipped from The Netherlands.


And so now you have a little more idea why this is so special.
We are celebrating and want you to share.

Looking forward to sending this out to a new home.This Give away runs until Dec 15th 2010 and will be sent gift boxed ready to gift to yourself or someone you love.

Come and join in the fun.
Light and Love to all

Tanya and Marjorie.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

And so we Keep on Giving Away

Todays give away......
Well I figured it was time to look in the cupboard again and see what was there.
How about a bundle of earrings today? To keep or to give as gifts.
So the earring pics below are in the bundle I am giving away today.All handmade with Sterling components and shell,gemstone or pearls.Lovely little bundle.One set doesnt match your wardrobe??? Well gift them on.Xmas is coming after all.

How to enter?
Same as the last few days.
All you need to do is post a link to this blog, The Artfire Aardvark
store or to the Aardvark Silver web page and let me know where you set the link. You can either post it here in comments or send me an email to aardvarksilver@yahoo.com and I will enter you into the draw.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store or in the Aardvark Silver web page. For news letter subscribers in the web page we are about to send out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. There will be great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.If you have not signed up then it may be a great time to do so as I will have to increase silver prices to meet the increased market price very soon.In fact I have begun to adjust pricing in my files but wont upload it to the various different selling sites I have until the end of October so that you can all benefit from the lower prices.

I also need to let you all know we are running some great BELOW cost specials in the web page Aardvark Silver.It is time to give you guys the gifts so you can share them as well so I am keeping the silver prices the same until 1st Nov even though the price of silver has increased by about 60% in the last year.A HUGE jump and it is set to increase even more.So if you need supplies then now is the best time to buy before prices incease.Email me aardvarksilver@yahoo.com if you are interested in a wholesale discount.

This giveaway closes Midnight Bangkok time 2 Nov 2010
And if you havent entered the giveaways from previous days there is still time.

Thanks for joining in my fun giving away bits.
I look forward to giving away more pieces.
Light and Love to all
Tanya


Party Day 2

Ok so lets see what is in the magic cupboard today that I can give away.

I am so excited that you all want to play.



I have picked out this lovely bracelet with a Huge Citrine focal, Carnelain,Smoky Quartz and Onyx for the give away today.
This one runs until 1st Nov and as we will be giving away many bits I do encourage you to enter as often as you like.These give away pieces will make great gifts either for you or someone else that is special in your life and they can be sent gift wrapped and ready to give.

To go in the draw for this one all you need to do is post a link to this blog, The Artfire Aardvark
store or to the Aardvark Silver web page and let me know where you set the link. You can either post it here in comments or send me an email to aardvarksilver@yahoo.com and I will enter you into the draw.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store or in the Aardvark Silver web page. For news letter subscribers in the web page we are about to send out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. There will be great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.If you have not signed up then it may be a great time to do so as I will have to increase silver prices to meet the increased market price very soon.In fact I have begun to adjust pricing in my files but wont upload it to the various different selling sites I have until the end of October so that you can all benefit from the lower prices.

I am going to keep giving away items until my cupboard is bare.Please help me get them to new homes where they can be loved and shown off in the world.

Light and Love to all

Tanya

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lets get this Party Started!!!!!!

If you have been reading my previous posts you would be aware that I have recently come back from 3 1/2 months in Europe where I spent time in Germany to have my head condition treated.Intracranial Hypertension is not a trendy disorder.It doesnt get publicity like other diseases and many times the people who suffer from it are just medicated with antidepressants and told to live with the headache as it is all just in your neurotic imagination.
Well after two more lots of surgery and now having Lumboperitoneal shunt and a very fancy valve implanted I am back in Bangkok trying to pick up the pieces of my life again.

Was my trip a success???? In terms of my treatment it was not.I am having to go back for follow up as the headaches still continue and the pressure is still increased inspite of the lovely mechanisms I have implanted in my body.
Are there any answers? So far there are none and so I am setting up to spend another couple of months trying to find out what the underlying cause is so that I can clear up the symptoms.In the meantime I am working on how I can look after my friends and customers better.

The party????
Well I want to give a lot of bits away before I head off and I am wanting to get you all involved.To celebrate and to share.

I was so so lucky have had great friends to stay with in Germany and one of the things we did was explore a little and see bits of cultural stuff together.As a result I was not just a tourist but got to see real life.One of the parts that I loved the most was trying new foods that I haven't had or seen before.And so we come to the first part of this give away competition.



This little dish is a traditional dish that is eaten in the local area where I was staying. The first part of the entry is to guess what this is. Yep that is going to be fun.
The prize for your participation is in the following few pics.


Clasp on the bracelet.Two strands of dark grey pearls with Fine and Sterling silver components.

Such cute little flower earrings with pearls matching the bracelet and necklace

And the necklace. It is 19" of Dark Grey Freshwater Pearls with a Fine Silver clasp that is worn as a feature. The pearls can be worn as three strands sitting side by side or wound up in a twist depending on your mood

This set retails for $179.

So the way to enter is this
1. Make a guess at what the lovely dish is in the picture posted.
2. Post a link to this blog or to the Aardvark Silver web page.
3.Send me an email (aardvarksilver@yahoo.com is the email address) with your answer and the link where you posted.

Bonus entries will be awarded for every $10 you spend in the Artfire Aardvark store or in the Aardvark Silver web page. For news letter subscribers in the web page we are about to send out our first news letter with some really great Pre Xmas specials to get you on track for your Xmas production. There will be great discounts and as silver has increased in price so much in the last months you will get even better prices than usual.If you have not signed up then it may be a great time to do so as I will have to increase silver prices to meet the increased market price very soon.In fact I have begun to adjust pricing in my files but wont upload it to the various different selling sites I have until the end of October so that you can all benefit from the lower prices.

I am going to be running a new give away often so keep an eye out.The more you enter the more likely you are to pick up the prize. This give away closes Oct 31st at Midnight Bangkok time.

I am looking forward to hearing from many of you.

Light and Love to all
Tanya

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Celebrating again

I came to visit with the lovely Miss M and the object of the visit this time was to donate my hair.
Hair Wishes www.haarwensen.nl is a group who make wigs for kids who have lost their hair due to illness. It is one of the ways I can show a little bit of love and care for others.

Before. Miss M and I were sharing a cup of tea before the trip to the Hairdressers.

Both of us sitting and ready.....Set.....Gone

After.It makes such a huge difference to the overall look.

We are celebrating for the shildren this time.The last time we had a small celebration it was for a pain free day.Well that was all too short and I am back to square one as far as the headache goes.This has come as a very very rude shock and is not the news I wished to share.
So lets try again.......
I want to sort this finally before I go home.
Lets have a competition
Any suggestions on that one?
Looking forward to sharing more soon

Light and Love to all

Tanya and Marjorie xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's a small celebration.......

Hi
Surgery was yesterday and I slept the best part of the day and all of the night.
I woke today with NO headache.This is a small miracle in itself and it a major reason to celebrate.And so we will.

I had a very high tech valve implanted yesterday to control the flow of fluid in the shunt.It means now that the over drainage headache I have had for the last three weeks will settle as we get a normal flow happening.I am SOOOOOO excited.

To say Thanks for all the well wishes seems like not enough.I really appreciate all the Love,Care and Support that has been sent my way and I feel it from you all.Each of you has your very own touch and that individual care has been so wonderful.I am truly Blessed and Thank you.

So how would I like to celebrate?
I am going to create a limited edition earrings set to go out to all who purchase a piece of the auction/BIN jewelry and for all who take part in the sale we are currently running as well.
For the next week (from this post today) anyone who makes a purchase of any sort will have a signature pair of earrings included in their parcel as a gift from me.A way for me to say Thank you and for you to join an exclusive group.

Thank you all for your continued support.Please dont forget that Xmas is not far off and these items will make lovely gifts for you or someone you love.

Light and Love to all

Tanya and Marjorie

xxxxxx

Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to Hospital & Auctions

Bids can be made by email: aardvarkgemseu@gmail.com, or in a Private Message on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MixesJewelry.
Auctions will Run for 5 days, Shipping will be $1.50 Worldwide (no matter how many items). Any Q's? Please Ask. Want Bigger pics? Just contact me. =) I tried to get the Pics and Color as Real as Possible, though Differences may Occur depending on Settings and Screens.
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Item number AVS-BAT
Size: 16.5 + 2cm = 6.5 + 0.8", measured inside.
Happy Bracelet with Agates, Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, Magnesite Turquoise, Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Crystals and Silver
SOLD, Thank you!

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Item number AVS-BTH - Size: 18.5 + 3cm = 7.3" + 1.2".
Lovely Tiger's Eye/Iron and Hematite Bracelet, .925 Sterling Silver.
SOLD! Thank you! =D)

Item number AVS-EGT - Size: 76mm = 3" including ear wire.
Stunning green Garnet earrings with .999 Thai Silver ear wires and Tassels.
SOLD, Thank you!


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Code: AVS-BCA
Bracelet Tibetan Dzi beads, Agate, Thai Silver. Inside opening size 7cm 6.7inch
SOLD! Thank you!

Thanks heaps.These are a one time thing and I will not be doing this again after this lot of stock is sold.So take advanatage of the lowest prices you can while they are about.



Hi all,
Just a quick note to say how it all is right now.
I was due back to hospital for a shunt revision on Wednesday (oh that is today....where did my day go yesterday????).This now scheduled for Monday next week.That is if the actual valve arrives.The one they are fitting is a special one made to go into an L-P shunt.The ones that they usually use are to be placed vertically and so is unsuitable for this situation.It will sit horizontally and hopefully regulate drainage just that much better than has been happening.
To say I am anxious is an understatement.
Ok so now that I can see that light at the end of the tunnel I am now preparing to go back to Bangkok and to my regular life.It has been such a great time here that I am hoping to make it back next year after a trip to Australia for my youngest daughters wedding.
In preparation for my going home I am working on selling some of my stock.Marjorie has been a great help here as well.I could not have done this without her support. I need to sell as much of it as I am able because I really dont want to take it home.The import tax on taking my own items back is more than 30%.A nasty hit.
Todays auction pieces are here now and I was supposed to do these on Sunday.I wish my head would let me do what I need to do.Soon soon soon.
And so on that note I will close.
Please email Miss M with your bids at these contact addresses

Bids can be made by email: aardvarkgemseu@gmail.com, or in a Private Message on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MixesJewelry.
Auctions will Run for 5 days, Shipping will be $1.50 Worldwide. Any Q's? Please Ask. Want Bigger pics? Just contact me. =)
I tried to get the Pics and Color as Real as Possible, though Differences may Occur depending on Settings and Screens.


Thank you to all and Sending Light and Love.
Tanya xxxxxxxxxx

Friday, September 10, 2010

Update Friday, September 10th

I have talked to Tanya (Aardvark Silver) this morning. She is very Tired and in much Pain but she is Positive and Trusts her doctors. She Managed to Restore some Trust between the doctor and her and had a Good talk with him.

She will not be going into Surgery today because they decided they needed a Special Pressure Valve for her Shunt, but that had to be Ordered. They expect the Valve to be there on Monday or Tuesday, so Surgery will probably be Wednesday.

To Help her Cope with the Awful Headache, they are sending her to the Pain Clinic in Hope she gets some Relieve. The doctor wants to Hold off on a Puncture, to not to Interrupt the Valve's workings when installed next week.
After Puncture Fluids take up to 7-10 days to return to 'Normal'. He says over and under Pressure symptoms are alike and if Head is Bearable: please Hold on.

Meanwhile, Staff is Wonderful to her and she actually Enjoys the Silence and Peace of being Alone (well as Alone as you get in a Hospital lol). Please send her some Love, Hugs, Light, Prayers, Energy and all I Forgot to Mention? Thanx so Much! ♥


Also have a Look at the Aardvark Silver Jewelry Auctions Post on this Blog? Auctions run for 5 days and there's a Buy it Now price on them, for if you can't wait that Long. ;) I will be Posting new Jewelry by Tanya every Day.

Will keep you Updated on Tanya when I have News and the Auctions. Wonderful Friday to you All!
♥ =D) Mx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tan is Back in Hospital... Solutions tomorrow?

Hi All! No sorry, not Tanya here, but Marjorie ( from M-ixes, aka Mx). At the Moment Tanya is in the Hospital with a very Unhappy head and she will not Able to get online (much) for the coming days.

Tan has a Monster of a Headache and she's getting Painkillers for that. They are holding off on the Lumbar Puncture until tomorrow. They're getting Tanya back in Theater and do some Looking at/Revising (Valve) of the Shunt. They said the Shunt Works, but the Pain level indicates it's not Working very Well. If things don't Improve after the Surgery, they will do the Lumbar Puncture. Hopefully more Concrete Answers tomorrow. I will keep you
Posted.

Tanya asked me to Update the Blog and Organize an Auction-Sale since Funds are Low and Medical Insurance (for Europe) and Rent in Thailand still have to be Paid, so I (we) Hope you Like to Play with us. =)
The Plan: I will post pics of Jewelry from Tan-Aardvark Silver here on the Blog for a Starting price and a Buy it Now price. I will Try to post 3 pieces every day for the coming week (don't Shoot me if I don't make the Target ;). When you see something you Like, you can place a Bid or Buy it Now. This is a little Taste of Things to Come. =)


Also coming on Aardvark Silver: Value Packs! In the mean time have a Look at my Aardvark Gems Europe shop on Artfire: http://www.artfire.com/users/AardvarkGemsEU. Up for Sale are several jewelry items (Pendants and Earrings) and 75% of Proceeds go to Tanya and I offer Free Worldwide Shipping on this jewelry.


Any Comments or Suggestions? Please Share: very Welcome! =)
Thank you for Playing with us, Keep an Eye on this Blog and have Fun with it!


Warm greetz from The Netherlands! Mx

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hospital....Good News BUT......




The view from my hospital bed.Lovely surroundings and very peaceful in the grounds.Very conducive to healing.


Ok so I went and had surgery.Wasn't that a fun time?????
I spent 11 days in hospital and was treated very well.The nursing staff and the Drs were lovely.Mostly..... I was sent home on 27th August by a lovely Senior Consulting Specialist who's parting words were... "I know better than you do about the headache you have and so go home and wait until I want to see you again" Arrogant man.
Anyway the good news is that the shunt seems to be working in some way.The BUT.... is that it hasnt resolved the head problem and if anything my headaches are worse than before.I am taking pain meds that are not the best to be using and still dont get much relief.Takes the edges off and that is about it.
So the next step is to go back tomorrow and I am due to have the shunt revised.They will put in a valve that hopefully will control the level of drainage better than is happening currently.Then maybe I can have my head back normally and can function.It is so exciting to be so close but is still disheartening and I will do what I need to to finish this process.
So close so close.

And so the next thing is to say Thank You to all.I am going to have to have a huge sale and a giveaway.We are also going to have some auctions ongoing in the next few weeks so that I can get myself back home to Bangkok and back to my regular life.It has been kind of surreal to be here.
I will sort the details in the next short while.I know with Xmas coming, supplies will be needed for those sales.Its great that I am able to help out there if I am allowed.
Ok now off to lie down again.Got to turn the pain in my head down a lot.
Any suggestions to help that are welcome.I am happy to at least try and see.
Thanks again and talk soon

Light and Love to all

Tanya xxxxx

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Netherlands













Traditional Flat lands and cows.Windmills and beaches. Come to rainy Netherlands.We have it all here.
I came here late last week to mentally prepare for next weeks operation.I know that the whole surgical thing of having a shunt put in should be something I am used to by now after having had 4 previous operations I was a lot scared so I have come to stay with my friend here.
Miss M is such a calming healing influence and has such love and care and I am being looked after like I could never have dreamed.Thank you Miss M.
It has been lovely to see rain like there is here.It is so very different to Bangkok and apart from being cold I think I like this cold summer a lot.The great company has helped.
The cows are awesome to watch.We took the lovely Miss Crimson (beautiful dog who is part Shepard, part something else ) out for a walk and I was like a little girl marvelling over cows and sheep.I guess the fresh air and scenery change has kind of addled my brain but then it was confused before anyway.All good.
So I didnt actually sit on the beach but I did get to see the North Sea and to smell the salty air.Reminded me of childhood as I grew up near some beautiful beaches in Sydney.
I go back to Germany late Sunday to face the next step in my journey.I am not sure I am really looking forward to it because the Drs can give no guarantees of success but I am going to do this because there are few choices right now.If it doesnt have a successful outcome I am back to Bangkok to prepare to come back to Europe next year and try again.
Please also note....for those of you who are after supplies.... I do have some with me and I am able to ship out easily from here.Apparently it is even faster for delivery than from Bangkok so please email me if you need a whole sale lot so I can send you a price.I really dont wnat to take anything home if I can avoid it.

Thank you all for your continued support.I will keep you posted as I am able.
Light and Love to all
Tanya xxxxxx

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Germany






























I made it.Yes I have been here nearly 3 weeks already and wow how time has flown.I am thinking I may need to stay a month longer.

So what have I been doing?

Well after sleeping off a week of jet lag and adjusting my head to new surroundings I managed to sit and make the Lovely Lady of the house a birthday present.This set is one of the first pieces I have attempted since the beginning of the year.Yes she was thrilled with it and it looks so so lovely on.

I have been to sit in the forest, hence the tree photos and the waterfall and I have had a chance to take a short stroll in the village where I am staying.Yes people really do live in the picture postcard houses and the vines really have grapes for wine.After all this is wine country.
Apart from all that exciting stuff there has been the daily tasks of just plain old living and the logistics of working around four young people as well as normal daily life of a family.Very different to what I have back in Bangkok that is for sure.

The Drs are lovely here and we have seen 4 now.Different specialists and had new opinions put forward as far as diagnosis but as yet nothing concrete as I have to have more tests in the next few weeks.I am going home well.I came here to do this and I am determined.If I cannot be made well then I will go back and do as I can.NO more after this.It is a final stop.

I brought stock with me so if you need supplies I may be able to help there.Let me know.I will update all my sites in the next day or so.It took me until yesterday to finish the stock take with the help of my friends here both adult and child,It was a fun time.

I am so buoyed up by all the Love Care and Support from everyone and thank you all for being there.I will make more of an effort to share this journey as it unfolds.It has been a challenge so far.

Light and Love to all
Tanya

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winners of the Give Aways.


Yesterday I had the pleasure of contacting the lovely Linda to let her know she had been drawn as the winner of the give away for Lorraine's fundraiser.
Today I am about to contact the winners in the give away that was running for my stores.

So a short drum roll please.........
And the lucky winners of this weeks random $20 gift vouchers are.....
Carrine,Kathleen,Christianne,Michelle and Janaita. I'll send you each an email to find out how you would like to spend it.

The winner of the big $100 prize and the Malachite ring is..........

A lovely lady called Jo. I'll email you as well.

I am off on Monday in the early hours and will touch down in Frankfurt Germany approx 5.50pm Monday evening.I am excited to go and also at the idea that answers may be forthcoming about my head and how to fix it once and for all.

I will still be supplying gems and some silver while I am away but stock will be limited as I cannot take it all.Way way too much LOL

Thank you all for your continued support,Light and Love.

Huge hugs and Love back to you all

Tanya

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Todays Winners.

















































This is the day to announce the 5 winners of the random $20 gift certificates from this weeks sales. I have randomly picked from each of the stores. Aardvark on Artfire, Aardvarksilver on Etsy ,web page for Aardvarksilver and web page for FusionMuse.

Drum roll please.......
Kathleen, Cleo, Linda, Jo and Marjorie.

Ladies please contact me for your coupon code for your discount in which ever store you wish to make your next purchase.

Thank you all for your support and for the ongoing support.
It is greatly appreciated.The good news is my ticket is now sorted and I fly out on 5th July and have two months in Germany to get treatment before I come back to start life again.

I am taking my business with me and will have stock but it may be limited.Orders can still be made as I can ship from there.

Today's Earrings photo is a donation from one of our friends to another friend. Lorraine Charmain Hickton from Trinity Jewelry Design is raising funds to pay for her daily medication.
The polymer clay pendants and the amazing beaded creations she makes are vibrant and alive in color and design. Anyone who make a purchase from Lorraine before 1st July goes in the draw for the earrings pictured as well as a $100 Gift Voucher from Aardvark Silver. Its my way of helping.

Please dont forget we are still having our own giveaway throughout our stores and this lets you get great products at the best possible prices.

Here are the details again
Prizes
A beautiful Malachite and Sterling silver ring

A $100 gift voucher

5 randomly drawn $20 gift voucher prizes each week until the end of the give away.

Lots of prizes to win.


How to enter??????


Make a purchase in any of my stores before July 1st. Every $10 you spend will give you one entry.

Where to buy?????

Aardvark Artfire store http://www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Aardvark Silver website http://www.aardvarksilver.com/

And introducing my newest store for my jewelry Fusion Muse http://www.fusionmuse.com/

The Artfire store already has 25% off all items.If you want multiples and they are not listed please email me and I may be able to add to a listing or to send you a separate invoice.

The web page is a 25% off if you use coupon code Germany. Please register as well because that allows me to set up any standing discounts on your account for future shopping.

The jewelry website has a 50% off using coupon code Germany until the end of the promo.

Thanks again and if you have any questions please email me aardvarksilver@yahoo.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Light and Love to all.

Tanya

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today,Today and a New Giveaway













Hi all.

Yes I know....where have you been and all?
Well I have been unwell again.Yes I hear you all.It's this head of mine and it is not a happy camper.
So I need to get it fixed before I go blind,crazy or both.

And the solution is not to be found in this lovely country I live in.I saw a new set of Drs for a second opinion and guess what? Another person wants to put a piece of plastic in my head. NOT in this country.LOL It was bad enough having one put into my abdomen and that not working.Heaven knows what might happen if they start messing in my brain.

So I am off to Germany.I want to fly out 5th July at the latest.After being told yesterday that my eyesight is at risk I know I need to do this fast. I have been advised if I have a spinal tap a couple of days before I fly I am safe to go on a plane.YAY!!!! So that is all being booked as well as all the rest of the details. You know like making sure the house is secure and who will feed the dog,cat and budgie. Oh wait, I dont have that one my list. Oh, I dont have a dog,cat or budgie.That will be why.

TIME FOR A GIVE AWAY

So what am I giving away????

A $100 gift voucher AND

The lovely Sterling and Malachite Ring that is a Unisex design and features a round Malachite cab.It is a larger size (U, 10 1/2 or 63 depending upon where you are) and so would be suitable for a man to wear but I also have a similar one and it is the same size and it fits perfectly on my middle finger. (Maybe a pressie for the Dad in your life with Fathers day not too far away)

There will also be 5 randomly drawn $20 gift voucher prizes each week until the end of the give away.

Lots of prizes to win.


How to enter??????


Make a purchase in any of my stores before July 1st. Every $10 you spend will give you one entry.

Where to buy?????

Aardvark Artfire store http://www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Aardvark Silver website http://www.aardvarksilver.com/

And introducing my newest store for my jewelry Fusion Muse http://www.fusionmuse.com/

The Artfire store already has 25% off all items.If you want multiples and they are not listed please email me and I may be able to add to a listing or to send you a separate invoice.

The web page is a 25% off if you use coupon code Germany. Please register as well because that allows me to set up any standing discounts on your account for future shopping.

The jewelry website has a 50% off using coupon code Germany until the end of the promo.

ALL FUNDS are going towards my flight and health care. So many many said I needed to get out of here for treatment and I agree.I just wasnt able to do this before now. Target is a minimum of $3000 to cover the flight and basic expenses.Treatment costs??? No idea.I am currently playing that by ear. I hope to take my business stuff with me so I can keep sales rolling while I am away.

Any questions or comments you dont want to post here please email me aardvarksilver@yahoo.com

Thank you all for your support.It is invaluable to me and I appreciate every little bit.

Light and Love to all

Tanya

Friday, May 28, 2010

On Tao returning to Bangkok








Greetings, all, John here. I was pleased to see Tanya post a selection of pics of her lovely city returning to life. One of the interesting things about photographs is that the choice of image tells us so much about what the photographer chooses to see.

Not surprisingly then, these reflect Tanya’s instinctive turn of mind. These are not photos of perspectives or vistas – these are people, “ordinary” people; those who are corpuscles in the lifeblood of the city.

Notice too, that they are all caught in the act of inter-relating; speaking, sharing, nurturing, supporting, negotiating; all the individual postures in life that, seen together, narrate the ballet of human existence.

And, too, the essential restless swirl of the energy of life; channeled but never fully directed.

I wanted to offer a few thoughts of my own, and they became this little poem.


Peace to all, john.


The Return of Tao to Bangkok

Looked at all your photos - and I saw
the immense will of life to go on.
After every storm, the sea returns to its' natural condition;
The leviathins come and go with the aspects of the stars,
While empires rise and fall in the cycles of tidal pools.
Immense and microscopic at the same time;
Mute while eloquent;
Irrepressible and fragile;
Infinitely individuated and remorselessly uniform.
Eternal in its' self yet transient within our portion.
The song of the day within the silence of galaxies.