Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The bears are out …and T stands for trying!!

I have a new entry for the 'If You Go down To The Woods' theme at Art Journal Journey. I have tried to use a combination of my own photos and some elements from Print Shop! Goldilocks can head to their cottage because the Three Bears are out for a picnic!
When I saw these three in Kendal at the Food Festival the other week I knew I would let them go on a picnic!

The weather wasn't very bright on the day we went but at least it wasn't as cold as it had been! 
There were lots of stalls set up and we did buy ourselves a few treats!
There was also street entertainment and an area set up indoors for children to have some food related fun

Now, because it's Tuesday it's time to share something drink related with Bleubeard and Elizabeth at the Altered Booklover blog.
While we stood watching a cookery demonstration I mentioned to Hubby we should be thinking about lunch, the man at the side of me who had been asking the chef questions, and seemed to know quite a lot already, butted in and suggested we tried a restaurant called Baba Ganoush - I told him we had tried several years ago and had an awful experience, following a short conversation it seems we had been to the Deli nearby of the same name(same owners) so at his insistence try again we did….WOW! We really enjoyed choosing and I had a bean burger while hubby had a chicken one.
my latte

hubby's cappuccino
When the table next to me emptied I took a quick shot but as it was very crowded didn't manage any more!
We will definitely be going back here as the menu looked yummy and we would both like to try more!

Now…the strange thing…as we paid for the meal I said to hubby that I wish I could see the man and thank him…we left the restaurant and walked up the road and the first person we met was indeed the man, who was delighted that we had enjoyed our meal!!

I will be around to visit shortly, Thanks for looking, Chris


June Macfarlane said...

Love all your photos and love the bears. It sounds like you did the right thing going to the restaurant again. The meals looked yummy.

Hugs June x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun post, love all the bears, how fun to meet them. Your food and drink looks good, too, especially the cappuccino! Thanks for joining us at AJJ with your fun beary page, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Great bears!

Meggymay said...

Love your fantastic journal page, those bears look like they were having a great time[ loved their photo].
Yvonne ss

Divers and Sundry said...

What a fun day, and that food looks delicious! Happy T Tuesday :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Great fun journal page and lovely photos Chris!

Mrs.B said...

Great page Chris. Sounds like you had a great day out at the food festival and lunch looked good.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Great page Chris. Sounds like you had a great day out at the food festival and lunch looked good.
Avril xx

My name is Erika. said...

Ha-ha- love those bears. Your piece came out great. And since I haven't had my dinner your lunch is making me soooo hungry. have a wonderful day! Hugs.

Lisca Meijer said...

Ha, the bears made me smile! Thanks for sharing the photos of the food festival. Was that Kendal in the Lake District?
The Baba Ganoush restaurant sounds really nice. and such a coincidence that you met that m,an again.
Happy T day and happy Easter,

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed the bears and had fun reading about where they came from. Great page.

Loved the food and drink. Lattes and cappuccinos are at the top of my list of great coffees to enjoy. The salad and fries looked wonderful, but I'm not so sure about a BEAN burger, although I should try one if I ever found one on a menu in Kansas (BEEF country)!

Thanks for sharing your art AND your wonderful food and drink with us for T this Tuesday. At least it's still Tuesday in my world!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you transported the Bears to their picnic and with your happy experiences looks like a fun day for all.
Hugs Brenda xxx

chrissie said...

Love all of the post with a glimpse into country life and the wonderful bears in the woods made me smile and especially the fruit dish with such variety. Best of all the sneaky peak at the deer lol

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

A wonderful page, I love the Bears.
xxx Hazel.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your woods page, the bear family is so fun! Great photos, I just love baby chicks, they were my favourite growing up! Grandad had a chicken coop and I always looked forward to my visits. hugs :)

Linda Kunsman said...

of course you had to use those wonderful bears:):) Thanks for another lovely outing along with that great looking lunch. Happy T day a day late!

rike said...

What a great idea to use the bears for wood-picnic (have you already this idea just when making the photo?). And I was very surprised, when I saw the "Linzer Torte" - the cakes on the left side down - I am from Linz! These are "our" cakes! (you can google them).
I also like your birds and the deer hidden!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

My gosh! What a fun post and page and all this food!! Good that I had already lunch and coffeebreak -- otherwise I would get hungry!
Thank you for all teh fantastic ideas to AJJ Chris!

Sandy said...

I do need to enter this journal challenge thingy - I do love the them and you have done such a great job with it.
We used to have out own chickens and I have to tell you the eggs were delicious! But we sold our little farm and not we live near the beach. what a change. Loved your pictures Chris!
Sandy xx

Rita said...

Sweet that you got to thank that man.
The coffee looked like it was going to overflow--LOL!
Was a fun time it looks like.
Best to you. Love, Rita

~*~Patty S said...

Fun post Chris and your three bears and that squirrel are really cute.
Babaganoush is a favorite dish of mine, in fact, I just had some yesterday. It is a catchy name for a restaurant.
The cappuccino sure looks inviting.
Happy middle of the week to you.

johanna said...

awesome bears in the forest, good combination!
and what a coincidence: i hadn´t heard of Baba Ghanoush before tuesday, when we went to an Exhibition with a Restaurant thereby, and one of the dishes we had was... Baba Ghanoush! i totally loved it, as i like tahine and i googled how to make it. but i think it is quite some work with the Treatment of the eggplant...
have a great easter time ahead! xox