Thursday, 19 May 2011

A Nextra-terrestrial Visitor at Durham Botanic Garden!

Necky Becky a Nextra-terrestrial Visitor at Durham Botanic Garden Orchid House The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Storytelling by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer County Durham Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland Tyne and Wear Middlesbrough Cleveland Teesside Northumberland YorkshireOn Saturday 14th May a small pink giraffe with a suitcase suddenly appeared in the glasshouses at the University of Durham Botanic Garden. Her name is Necky Becky, and she had travelled all the way from a planet called Giraffe World in Camelopardalis Constellation.


Necky Becky a Nextra-terrestrial Visitor at Durham Botanic Garden Orchid House The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Storytelling by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer County Durham Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland Tyne and Wear Middlesbrough Cleveland Teesside Northumberland Yorkshire
The adventures of Necky Becky and her family, the Neckmanns, were the subject of special May Madness story-telling sessions by Ingrid. Necky Becky stood patiently, (well sometimes a little grumpily!), while the stories were told. She did enjoy being admired by all the children and their families though!


After each story there was the opportunity to colour in some pictures of the giraffe characters, and families could take some extra colouring pictures home too.


Necky Becky very helpfully went outside to make sure everyone knew where the entrance to the glasshouse was.

However, she had also heard about the lovely cafe at the Botanic Gardens, and decided to go and visit it by herself.



Necky Becky a Nextra-terrestrial Visitor at Durham Botanic Garden Cafe wants cake The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Storytelling by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer County Durham Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland Tyne and Wear Middlesbrough Cleveland Teesside Northumberland Yorkshire
The temptation of the huge and delicious-looking cakes proved too strong, and she sneaked behind the counter ... Just as she was about to grab a large slice of carrot cake, she was spotted! She ran ...



... all the way down into the Himalayan Dell, where she tried to hide among the Himalayan birches!

One of the main Secret Intergalactic Portals to Giraffe World is arched with birch trees, and we thought maybe Necky Becky was feeling a little homesick. We decided it was time for her to go home.


Ingrid walked with Necky Becky to the entrance to the new woodland area, and there under the birch archway, she was safely transported across the galaxies to her own planet.

Her little neckshund dog, Hals, was nexcitedly waiting for her on the other side. In the distance their family home Necky Knoll House stood welcoming, and Necky Becky thought she could smell mushroom noodle bake cooking! She ran happily all the way home.

Necky Becky a Nextra-terrestrial Visitor at Durham Botanic Garden back home in Camelopardalis Constellation via the Secret Portal  The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Storytelling by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer County Durham Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland Tyne and Wear Middlesbrough Cleveland Teesside Northumberland Yorkshire
You can read more about Necky Becky and her family at Raph's Ramblings.

6 comments:

Anna said...

I am not surprised that Necky Becky ran all all the way home for mushroom noodle bake ~ just the ticket when you have had such a big day out. Such a fine looking young giraffe ~ her designer suitcase was much admired here :)

Phoenix C. said...

Hi Anna! I too have been coveting the designer suitcase - and the mushroom noodle bake! :)

RuneE said...

Now, that must have been an interesting nexperience for everyone concerned :-)

And as a Norwegian, I loved the name Hals :-))) Perfect !!!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you RuneE! Hals and Necky Becky send their regards! :))

Malyss said...

So cute! and a good idea! We have also a famous giraffe in France, called Sophie. Every baby from each generation got one since 1961! She's looking a little like Necky Becky!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Malyss. I have not heard of Sophie - I assume you mean every baby got a toy one? That must be a lot of giraffes! I will Google her.