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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

T stands for Train Journey

My bags are packed….and I've just got time to share the drink I am taking for the train journey and my new travel journal…
which is a bit of a cheat really…
I don't know quite how I will use this. I found it the other day  in TKMaxx. You may remember on other holidays I have prepared a journal beforehand this time I have been too busy so this colouring/writing/ drawing book will suffice! There are varied blank/lined/half and half pages so I have a choice and it will probably do for a few more trips too!
As for my drink, as I am joining the T gang at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog the Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday...

Hubby and I are taking a bottle of water each - here is mine tucked into my travel bag - you can also see my handbag and my pencil case which actually holds all I need including the little journal!
We are only taking a small case each too.
Now Elizabeth, you mustn't worry about the plastic bottle - we will find a recycling bin for it!!

Oh! Where are we going? Paris, meeting up with my SIL and BIL, going to a craft show….and, the next day...…meeting up with Patty!!!! Hopefully all will go smoothly - there is a threatened strike in Paris on Saturday! 
I am so looking forward to this trip - even though at the moment it looks as though we may have a long walk to our hotel, as there is another strike planned for today! 

Off to get some sleep now, need to be up early!!

I will try to visit you all while we are travelling!

Thanks for looking, Chris

24 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

Excited for your trip of course dear Chris!
Sure hope your transportation is not a problem.
You know I was in a Marshall's which is akin to TJMaxx and picked up that same journal I believe. For some reason I put it back on the shelf. Packing light is always a challenge for me heehee.
Hoping we get to meet on Saturday.
Happy T Day oxo

My name is Erika. said...

Another Paris traveler? I wish you a wonderful journey. And as I commented on patty's blog, take lots of photos and then show us some. Have fun and enjoy your train trip. :) Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

aah, yes-the French and those ever so untimely strikes...but I wish you safe travels and hope all goes well with your trip and meet up with Patty and Jim (yes, I will admit to feeling envious). I think you found a wonderful journal to work with. Happy T day and bon voyage!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO excited for you and can't wait to see your trip in photos. I KNOW you and Patty are going to get along famously. I so wish I were going with you.

Loved the way you travel. I am a very light traveler, too. Mix, match, contrast, and use unique (and cheap) items to accessorize is my motto.

I know you will find a way to recycle your bottle of water and I know that journal will come in quite handy, too. Thanks for sharing this and your packing for Paris with us for T this Tuesday. Good luck with the strike and all.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

PS. You might even get a peek at the traveling tea cup!

Mimi said...

Safe travels!

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun on your trip, take care, and enjoy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip and hopefully the strikes won't spoil anything, have fun recording your visit in your new book which I am sure will be perfect. Xxx

Helen said...

Great little notebook. Are you not catching Version Scrap whilst you're in Paris?!! Have a great time and enjoy your catch up. Look forward to seeing the photos and your journal work - I am sure it will be gorgeous.

Helen said...

sorry, re- read your post. Enjoy!!

johanna said...

i hope all runs smoothly - what an exciting Idea to meet with patty. you will have to tell much, and Show photos, too! have a great time - and without strikes hopefully!
happy t-day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

ENJOY!!!!! Wonderful!

oxo Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Have a wonderful time in Paris Chris!! Take lots of pictures, and fill up your journal with lots of doodles and art!! See you soon! hugs :)

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! Is everybody going to Paris? How exciting! I don't know where you live so I don't know if your journey will be long or short. But with that nice journal you are prepared. I do so hope you won't get caught up in the strikes.
Have a fab trip!
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

JoZart Quilts said...

Ooooh, I'm excited for you and I am sure we will see wondrous sights and experiences from you. good luck that the strike does not impede your travel. Take care,
Jo x

Darla said...

Happy Travels! Paris in the spring is beautiful. Now I'll be singing "I love Paris in the springtime....." all day long.

Divers and Sundry said...

Have a wonderful trip! I look forward to photos :)

jinxxxygirl said...

Omgosh! Seems like Paris is the place to be this Spring. Wish i was there too!! Safe travels . Hope everything goes well. Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh have a fabulous trip! :)

Ariel said...

Have a great trip Chris. It's so exciting to meet a blog friend in another country! Hope you and Patty have a wonderful time.
Happy T day

Meggymay said...

Have a great time Chris, I hope the camera was tucked up safely in the bag as well.
Yvonne xx

Carol said...

oH WHAT FUN! Safe travels and enjoy the experience ♥

Halle said...

That's so cool that you are meeting up with Patty. Fun fun!!

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, just catching up...I've had a bit of a week! I hope you have a lovely time in my favourite place...I can't wait to hear about your adventures and see your photos. Take care dear lady. xxx ps I love your little book! xx