Do you remember this photo from my post Blue Eyes, Red Pixie, Healthy Salad, Light Heart?
I entered the photo contest held by my favorite "hang out" place - an absolute heaven for women, Olympus Spa, for Mother's Day this year. I wrote about my love of banya (as we call this sort of thing in Russian) in this post.
I'm not the one who usually enters contests, to tell the truth. I wanted to write that maybe that's why I don't usually win contests, but come to think of it, in my years studying at university, I actually won a few competitions of an academic sort - was either best or won a second place at yearly grammar contest (Russian grammar, obviously, cough cough) and student's linguistic conferences. But I don't think I ever won any creative contest - it probably has something to do with the fact that I'm not really competitive by nature, I always want everybody to win... But when I read the announcement for this photo contest, I immediately thought of this photo taken by Justin just a couple of months ago, and I decided - why not try this time? I love this photo, and I love this spa!
I think if you go to the photo gallery, you will find the whole thing very touching and beautiful - how many of us, in so many ways look like our mothers... Voting is open till April 29, 2015. You can vote for our photo HERE (contestant #40) if you have a FB account (I don't, which is a bummer in this case because I really don't have many people to ask for their votes, other than a few "real life" friends, and you, my blogging friends and readers). Thank you if you do! It would be so wonderful to have more opportunities to visit my favorite spa for free or get a gift certificate, and take my Mom when she visits again!