As we look forward to the end of the state of emergency at midnight Saturday 21st June we and our co-hosts the American Club Of Madrid are delighted to announce the winners of our BEST OF QUARANTINE ACHIEVEMENT’ COMPETITION
The last few months have been a surreal time in our lives with the extended home stay. Looking at the positive side of the lockdown we were curious to find out what our readers have
learned, created or experienced during their time at home. Wow! You were all certainly very busy!
We were delighted to receive so many ‘Quarantine Achievement’ entries for our Competition. The quality of the entries was extremely high, and we certainly gave the judges a very difficult
job selecting the winners.
CONGRATULATIONS to our four prize Winners!
1ST PRIZE. ORNA KLEIN
ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP FOR ‘THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID’.
“This painting is 2,5 meters x 1 meter , it represents Gran Via the way I would like to see it shortly….full of life . I painted this during quarantine time full of inspiration”.
2ND PRIZE WINNER. – BRIDGET BIGATEL
1 WEEK SPANISH LESSONS WITH AIL SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
“Like most folks, I spent the last 55+ days cleaning out closets, cooking and
watching more TV than usual. I caught up on my reading and correspondence but still found
myself in a funk and in need of a more creative outlet. As a result I got my beads and created
the bracelets featured in the picture below. I chose the various color themes to match whatever I was
hinking of wearing with the bracelet.
I would have done more but I ran out of some necessary equipment.
.I look forward to picking up where we left off in March and perhaps will consider making these bracelets on special order for clients with a particular theme in mind.
In the meantime I will stay at home and continue to make the best off this dark cloud
silver linings, my friends, silver linings!”
3RD PRIZE WINNER. – HEIDI BUFFINGTON
HAMPER WITH SELECTION OF ‘GOODIES’ FROM ‘TASTE OF AMERICA
“Here is a fun way to mark your merits (much like the. Boy Scouts of Amercia has the merit badges for things like camping and orientation)well lockdown has it’s merits too like baking bread, achieving 2000 steps/day and other (funny) things”.
4TH PRIZE WINNER. – NINA VALDES
PRESENTATION GIFT BOX OF WINE FROM ‘MADRID & DARRACOTT’.
“I removed the two-tier planters that I constructed five years ago.which revealed a nice size window on my terraza/pantry. Used the wood to build a window seat and cut up a pretty pricey black Alpaca coat to cover the seat and bar stool. Covered the stand in vinyl and organized the jars.”
We would very much like to extend a big thank you to our judges, who
had the difficult task of deciding the award winners, due to the amazing
variety and high quality of the entries.
Finally, a big thank you to all our Sponsors who generously donated the amazing prizes.
Photo Credit: L.N