Sunday, 4 March 2012

International Tree Foundation

I wish I could remember for sure which blogger posted the link to a recent short story competition run by the International Tree Foundation. I would like to say a big thank you to that kind person, as I have won second prize.

In the picture on the left you can see some of the lovely contents of my prize goody bag. (There was also a nice green tie, but my husband has already taken to wearing it and he's gone out!) For the competition results and three top stories, just go to this page on the International Tree Foundation website.

It may have been Patsy who originally mentioned the competition. If not, I think Patsy deserves thanking anyway, for all the competition details she shares with us. Well done Patsy - keep it up!

Yesterday I met two writing friends in London. We spent most of the day in the Victoria and Albert Museum, admiring beautiful gems in the Jewellery Gallery, seeing the famous Great Bed of Ware, and of course buying the obligatory postcard and fridge magnet in the shop.

Here's a heron who was posing perfectly in Kensington Gardens on my way from the station.

26 comments:

MorningAJ said...

Congratulations!

I love the V&A. It's been a while since I had chance to wander round there.

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done! What a thrill! When I get back to my computer I will read your winning story- it's hard on the little screen of my phone. Triumphs like this make the hard work worthwhile! :)

joanne fox said...

Thank you AJ. It's funny that however long you spend in these big museums, you still come away feeling you've missed things.

Yes Jenny, we all need a bit of encouragement to keep going!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Joanne!! What a most magical story!! Oh it's wonderful - sad and magical and msytical! Yay!!

I've got a feeling it is probably the lovely Patsy who mentioned this comp!

It's brilliant your story won one of the prizes - well done you!!

Take care
x

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations, Joanne - that's a lovely story :-) And a lovely lot of prizes, well done. The heron photo is gorgeous x

BECKY said...

Oh Joanne, congratulations! How exciting! I'll hop on over and read your winning story! :)

joanne fox said...

Thank you Old Kitty, Teresa, and Becky. x

Joanna said...

Congratulations, Joanne. That's fantastic news!And the prizes look really good too.
I love the V & A and keep meaning to go there again.
I'm fascinated by herons and often include them in stories.
It sounds like a lovely day out.

Joanna said...

I just wanted to add that I've been across to the site and read your story. I think it's absolutely beautiful. I really loved it. Well done.

joanne fox said...

Thank you Joanna, that's very kind of you. I did enjoy writing it!

Patsy said...

Congratulations!

I can't actually remember if I posted about this competition. I'm pretending that's a good thing (meaning I post details of loads) and not a bad thing (meaning I don't always pay attention to what I'm doing)

Diane Fordham said...

Woo Hoo well done Joanne. :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm off to read your story, but not before congratulating you!

I hope your weekend is ending on a good note!!

joanne fox said...

Patsy, if anyone else comes forward and says it was them, they can have a link too! But you do post so many useful snippets that you should have a mention anyway.

Thank you Diane and Kim.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many congratulations, Joanne. What a beautiful story - I had tears in my eyes as I reached the end. Lovely photo of the heron too!

joanne fox said...

Thank you Rosemary - sorry if I made you cry!

Patsy said...

Joanne, there's an award for you over on my blog.

joanne fox said...

Ooh, thank you, I'll go there now!

Dream it, then do it said...

Just read your story and thought it was a brilliant concept.

bazza said...

Hi Joanne: When I grow up I will remember that I knew you before you were famous.
Congratulations on your much-deserved recognition!
Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

joanne fox said...

Thank you Keith, I appreciate your comments.

Bazza - here's to not growing up any time soon!

Diane Fordham said...

Hi again Joanne, I've given you a 'Sunshine Award' with a link to your blog. :-)

joanne fox said...

Many thanks Diane.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Oh wow! Congratulations. Whoop! Good for you.

sallyjenkins said...

Well done Joanne!

joanne fox said...

Thank you Madeleine and Sally!