Friday, December 18, 2009

Attacks, Exams, Travel and Wishes

Dear Readers,

Thank you so much for your wishes this past week. My exams are finally over (I passed them!). However some really bad things have happened lately. Someone I love is ill and was in the hospital, which has really, really upset me. Then it felt like I was going to crack under the pressure of all the exams and papers I had to deliver. I finished with the exams on Tuesday and on Wednesday I got attacked by two crazy people here, in this seemingly safe student city. I have been in bed trying to recover (mostly from the psychological shock, I am physically okay) since Wednesday. Further, it is rather hard to type as my right hand is not okay yet and likely won't be for a week. I injured it while trying to fight off my attackers - I lost half of the fingernail from my index and it is really swollen and gross. Thankfully, I didn't lose anything else. The finger will heal and the nail will grow back. I will be okay. I just need to get over the shock now.

I am going to go visit my parents for Christmas and after I come back I have one more exam to give. So Fragrance Bouquet will be back on January the 15th. I will really miss you all! I have missed you already very very much. I wish you the best holidays, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or anything else :) Please enjoy your loved ones and let them nurture you during your time off from work and studies. See you in January!

With all my love,



heatherGEE said...

OMG I hope your ok, stay strong. I wish you nothing but health and happiness in the new year. I love your blog and will definitely be looking forward to your next post on the 15th. Sending you joy and positive energy this holiday season!

rebella said...

Oh, that doesn´t sound that good, but I hope you will get better soon, and everything else as well. I do miss your perfume writings, always so filled with joy and also knowledge.

Wish you a really great Christmas and a Happy new Year.


Ines said...

Dearest Divina, I sincerely hope time with your family will heal you both physically and emotionally (what a horrible period this must have been for you).
Merry Christmas and all the best in New Year!

Lots of hugs from snowy Zagreb!

Anonymous said...

Dearest D,

I'm so sorry to hear about your misfortunes. I wish you a full and speedy recovery and hope 2010 brings you much health and happiness.

Keep well!

Suzanne said...


It is quite shocking just to hear that you were attacked; I can't imagine what you are going through, but please know that kind, peaceful, healing thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. I hope you have a wonderful, happy Christmas with your family. Will look foward to your return in January - until then, take care!

waftbyCarol said...

I have been worried about you and now I know it was for a reason be violated in that way seems SSOOOO senseless .
Just know that you are a stronger and wiser person now and there is an ocean of love available to you !
My heart goes out to you lovely D.
Much love , Carol

Karin said...

Divina!!! So sorry to hear about what happened. I hope and pray you heal both emotionally and physically and that you are able to enjoy the city without fear. I also pray that your attackers get their punishment for what they did. What is wrong with some people? I am so glad you're okay. Love you much and have a wonderful, relaxing holiday with your family.

Zazie said...

Dear Divina,

I am so sorry to hear about all your misadventures, I am sure the company of your loved ones will give you the warmth and support you need right now!!! And I hope you can feel how much your readers (and big supporters!!) care about you: I'm sure everything will turn out all right.
I send you my best wishes and I will miss your beautiful writing!!!

Nina Z. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the difficulties you've been enduring. I hope the time you spend with your family is healing and that you return to your exams (and your blog!) with renewed strength and enthusiasm. It sounds to me like there are people all over the world (I am from California) thinking of you and wishing you the best. We'll be here when you start blogging again....

AnnYM said...

Dear Divina,
You are one brave and lovely gal! I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and that I pray you will recover soon and be able to put it all behind you.
Your writings have given me much pleasure and I appreciated your correspondences very much.
Big Hug from New Jersey!

AnnYM said...

Just a P.S., The correspondence I was referring to was our email exchanges this past spring re: JL Scherrer. I've also rediscovered Paloma Picasso, thanks to your recommendation!

SignatureScent said...

Really sorry to hear that you've been having a bad time. I hope that you have a lovely Christmas holidays and manage to put these negative experiences firmly in the past.

Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

oh dat is echt afschuwelijk! Just came back from Germany and hubby and i are going to London for xmas, I am shocked to hear what happened and I will be thinking of you. Sending you love, will let you know when I'm back about all your recommendations when I am back.

XO, Christine

violetnoir said...

Divina--I am so sorry this horrible thing happened to you.

Take good care of yourself, and peace be with you and your family this Holiday Season.


Olfacta said...

Divina -- I'm so sorry this happened to you. Wishing you peace for the remainder of the holiday season.

Flora said...

Dear Divina, I am so sorry! What a shocking event that must have been! I hope you are letting everyone else take care of you while you recuperate.

Love, Donna (Flora)

Scent Hive said...


I think this might be my first comment, but I wanted to say get well soon and I hope you have a restful holiday.


pitbull friend said...

Oh, Divina. What a rough time! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a lovely new year!

AromaX said...

Dear Divina. It's right now I can see your entry about terrible things happened just after you successfully passed your exams.

But ok. We are two weeks later. So, I hope you feel much better now. Anyway, let those shocks and unpleasant events stay in 2009 and only best and beautiful pass to the 2010. Wish you lucky, fragrant and happy 2010!

ggs said...

Looking forward to your return in mid-January; hopefully with time and the support of your friends & family, you'll return feeling healed and grounded after your difficult experiences. What a sad way to end 2009! Best wishes for the New Year, and thank you for all of the work you do as a writer and reviewer.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you only the best for this New Year! Focus on the positive and your family and you will be strong. I miss reading your beautiful words...hurry back soon.

mineralizer said...

I'm terribly sorry for what happen to you, and it's a good thing that you are recovering from those bullies. Take an extra care next time to prevent such incidents, and you should teach them a lesson and report them to police.

Anya said...

Tomorrow is Jan 15th, and I look forward to your return, Dear Divina. Healed, healthy, and soothed by a full cycle that brings you another New Moon. Hugs to you!