I have had a lovely week in Tamsania attending a conference with Vince. Vince got to attend lectures during the days and I went shopping and slept in! Then we danced and partied the nights away :)
My favourite night when we are away at a conference is 'Mystery' night, we never know where we will be going or what we will be doing..... First we boarded this interesting looking boat....she smelled of fresh paint and it turned out it was her maiden voyage!
Loved the view from the back of the boat.
These funky sheep were seats, we sat on these girls in preference to the cows!
We arrived at MONA which is housed in the most amazing building, a modern castle?
Walking along this suspended walkway reminded me of being inside some of the tombs we visited many years ago in Eygpt.
There was a fantastic bar in the basement.....
This painting/collection of paintings covered one huge curved wall and as you can see was several yards/metres high.
There were many confronting art pieces/statements and I am not sure that modern art is my thing but this water display was the winning thing for me. Jets of water shot down some 30ft or more at regulated intervals and with each shot of water a word appeared which was a brief summary of the news...brilliant and I could have watched it for ages. I was so excited that after taking 15 photos I finally got the rythym of the water jets and captured a word to show you.
After tour little tour of the museum ( you need to spend a few days here to see everything) we headed for the resturant where we had a wonderful meal. Later much later as we walked toward the bus that was to take us back to our hotel, we spotted the signs in the car park!!
Saturday was the last day of Vince's conference and Helen Stubbings (Hug n' Kisses) and I gathered together some stitching friends and we spent Saturday together. Jo had beautifully decorated the goody bags with my sweet birds and Helens cute little pins, the bags contained the kits that Helen and I had prepared for the workshop.
On each table there were sweetly painted branches in jars that were filled with pebbles, the branches had more of my little cut out birds hanging on the branches and on the flip side of each bird was a nice little word or saying :)
Each lady had a name tag...this is mine....(I love it)
Helen and I each set up a little shop for the ladies to buy some goodies :)
Here are the attendees all busy stitching talking and laughing!
The catering was done by some of the girls from the local rowing club as a fund raiser. The food was lovely, thank you girls x