Monday, 21 September 2015

Just a play in my journal!

Back from our little trip to Edinburgh and still recovering - I had a bit of health problem while away(don't think I had fully recovered really when we went away)It didn't stop me getting around but it did slow us down a bit- lots of stops to rest for the first two days! When we got back home late on Saturday night our boiler had broken down, fortunately we were out most of yesterday with our granddaughter - a bit of girly shopping for she and I while hubby went off to book and music shops. Mind you we spent most of that time in Claire's Accessories - phew! what a place - lots of girls with their spending money tucked into their cute handbags!!!
Anyway, feeling tons better and boiler now fixed!
As for Mr Mojo - upped and left, so all I have done is have a play in my journal, and although I enjoyed myself you will see that he is still in hiding!!!
There are some parts of this I quite like but still think it may disappear under some gesso at a future date!!
The only thing I can say about this is that it reminds me of the sunset round about the Wigan area when we were on the way home (although the Wigan skyline is nothing like this!!) I also have no idea what possessed me to add the cornflowers like alien spaceships landing!!! 

It will be heading to the Art Journal Journey for Corinne's challenge 'Through my Window' though! My window was the train window and we certainly went through some beautiful scenery - even caught a glimpse in the distance of our caravan as we sped past - we can see the trains going along a small stretch from our decking and hear them - the beautiful view we have isn't perfect, but our grandson used to love it - the other line is a little closer but we get occasional steam trains on that so that's fine by us!!

At Moo-Mania the theme is Landscape so the page will head there too!! 

I have lots of photos to show you, although I let hubby do the honours mainly, but he says I can use them.

                                     The Greyfriars Bobby outside the cemetery

  The castle was impressive - for the views and the fact that it has so many interesting things to see
 We caught a bus to Holyrood palace ( the Queen stays there when she is in Edinburgh) although we didn't go in
 We wanted to walk up to Arthurs Seat but even though by then I was feeling better ( a trip to a craft shop helped lol!!)we decided to take a different route.
  The views were still lovely!

Some people did walk to the top of Arthurs seat!!
We saw the sun set by Scott's Monument
On our last day we went to beautiful St Gile's Cathedral
Of course there were pipers everywhere!

I will have more photos to show when I get mine off my phone.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Krisha said...

Oh Chris! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Photos ( errrrrr your hubby's photos) What a great place to visit.

The story of the dog broke my heart, they are such loyal and loving creatures.

St. Gile's is amazingly beautiful. I LOVE the OLD cathedrals. There aren't too many around here, but we do have the old missions that are fun to visit.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art and photos, thanks for sharing, and for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

I love your journal page, gorgeous colours. As for your trip - sorry you were poorly - but love the photographs.The architecture is stunning, and the views even better! Tell hubby his photos are fabulous. I would really enjoy myself there!

Corrine at said...

Fantastic tour. I wonder how long it took to walk up to Arthur's Seat. Looks a good hike. Lovely playful page. xox

Astrid Maclean said...

Sorry to hear you weren't to well, but glad you could enjoy it anyway and good the boiler is now fixed again....

A fab and playful journal spread and fantastic photos of my beloved Edinburgh!

Viktoria Berg said...

Such lovely photos! They take me back to our own visit to Edinburgh, it´s almost 15 years now. We really loved it there, and that castle is one of the most impressive ones I have ever visited. Thanks for sharing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The page is super I read about the space are funny!
It looks super as it is!
The photos are wonderful - thank you for sharing! Love the story about the Terrier!
Thank you for joining us again at Art Journal Journey and happy to see you at Moo Mania & More as well!
Have a great day.. and keep care..good that you feel better now!

Sandy said...

I do love Edinburgh - we certainly did enjoy our visit and I would dearly love to go back. We wen to Holyrood too but it seems like that we went it. As I said, I would love to be able to go back. Throughly enjoyed your pictures.
Now don't get mad - your view out your window looks like a cemetery to me -- well I am into Halloween right now. I though your scene looked great!
Sandy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had intended to see this before I went to bed, but I fell asleep in my computer chair, then when I woke, stumbled to bed. Came in to post and saw I had not looked at these photos. Of course I had to read about Bobby and how sad it was in the end for the poor little dog. Tell hubby he takes great photos, too!

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous page, love these rich, warm autumnal colours xx

butterfly said...

Oh, I would be very sad if you gesso'd over the page - what don't you like? It looks wonderful to me... love the colours and the fabulous jungle flowers taking over the cityscape - like a post-apocalyptic return to nature. I love it.

Loving the photos too... Greyfriars Bobby (choked sob) and Arthur's Seat (location of youthful romances galore!) - happy times!
Alison xx

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I am absolutely stunned - such gorgeous architecture - amazing places - I can't imagine being around this all the time. You are so fortunate - what a grande post.