Monday, 23 August 2010

A lovely surprise

First of all I must apologise for a spelling error in yesterday's post-the town we visited was La Laguna not La Lagona (put it down to 'dyslexic computer fingers' a phenomenon that seems to happen to some women of a certain age-well that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

While I was on holiday my daughter text me to see if I wanted to enter pictures into the G66+ Art Exhibition in our local college.  I told her she would need to look behind the sofa and choose two paintings and price them herself, which she did.  Tonight was the opening night of the two week exhibition and the 'lovely surprise' for me was my painting 'Blue Door'  won 1st prize.  A total of seven paintings were chosen by Dr. Chris Brickley of Bonham's Auctioneers to win prizes. I was 'gobsmacked' to put it mildly, as I'd no idea that the paintings were being judged. My prize is a voucher from the Glasgow Art Store and I'm so looking forward to spending it.  What will I buy I wonder!

Another story about our holiday in sunny
Tenerife - the monkeys are so inquisitive, searching through the bag of food for their favourite sunflower seeds.

Cousin Pat, the princess and the wild child (her grandchildren) hubby and I visited Monkey Park - the biggest little Zoo in the World, just 5 minutes away from Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.  It is an International Breeding Center for endangered species of Primates and is an experience not to be missed. When paying your entry fee remember to buy a bag of food to feed the Iguanas, Toucans, Lemurs, Squirrel Monkeys, Parrots oh and many more beautiful animals, some of which are allowed to wander around between their enclosures where you can feed them. 
Monkey Park is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm a lovely day's outing for adults as well as children. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy for you winning you voucher for the art shop.. what a good job you made of getting the two pics up.. clever girl