Tuesday, 12 June 2018

T Stands For...time passing...

I can hardly believe a week has gone so quickly and here it is T day again!
What have I been doing?
Well, we've both been sorting out stuff (including clothes that are too big for us now)and taking it to the charity shop.

We have had a lovely meal out at famous TV chef James Martin's restaurant(using a voucher that I got for my 70th last year)
It was delicious and a lovely warm evening - the restaurant is accessed by going through a casino so no children allowed.
We were brought water to drink and I also had a Tonic water but as I was trying to avoid getting another diner's face in I couldn't include it!
We both chose hake as our first course and then...
 ..mushroom risotto - the signature dish we were told! We chose a broccoli dish to go with it - charred with soya and sesame seeds - I am going to try this at home!
 Both delicious..but then I opted for banana cake with peanut and chocolate ice-cream....

...and hubby had a chocolate dessert(with more sugar!)
I wondered what my sugar levels might be like so I tested at bedtime and they were only a little higher than usual!!!
We also went to see 'The Shape Of Water' at the cinema - quite a strange film but we both enjoyed it - the music had a lot to do with that!
Then we went off to our caravan - decking to be painted, weeding to be done, new plants and old to be potted - re-potted!
We got it almost all done as we had a blip when we ran out of green paint and couldn't buy any more - all sorted now and we can finish it next time!

As you can see, I leave quite a few wild flowers growing - the bees love them!

You can just see my driftwood and pebbles collected from Morecambe beach - hubby's arrangement this time!
Once home again I had both my Simon Says Stamp Monday(here) and Try It on Tuesday(here) projects to post.
Then it was off to the gym this morning!
Oh! and I made a journal page mainly inspired by the words included on a new Paper Artsy stamp set by Darcy Wilkinson that I bought pre- release, and sworn to secrecy until this week - there are lots to mix up and make your own stories!

Of course I am linking the journal page to Gill's 'Inspired By' theme at Art Journal Journey.

Most of all though I am joining the T gang at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's place!
So...what next? Well, Holby City is on TV and then I can make some visits(I already started today with some!)

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

Love Darcy's new stamps (have to get them!) The meal looks fab; what a great treat.

Linda Kunsman said...

You have been SO busy indeed Chris!! What a lovely looking dinner. We so rarely go to movies anymore so I really don't know anything about what's out and playing now.
Your grounds and garden area are looking so pretty and what relaxing views too. How cool to get preorder stamps to play with- love your journal page! And congrats on hosting the SSMonday Challenge this month! Happy T day!

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never heard of James Martin, but the food looks so pretty. I'm sure it was delicious :) I loved The Shape of Water! Driftwood makes the perfect addition to an arrangement, I think. That scenery is striking!

Happy T Tuesday

kathyinozarks said...

You have busy busy this past week.
the restaurant and food looks so good, I was not familiar with the chef either but he makes beautiful looking food.
Your gardens and landscape are just lovely-what a beautiful place you have.
Your journal pages are wonderful!!
Happy T Day hugs Kathy

Meggymay said...

Your meal in James Martin's restaurant looks delicious.
I have a number of his Saturday morning programs recorded, it could be winter before we catch up on them.
I loved the photos of the fells around the caravan and your garden looks so pretty and restful.
A fabulous journal page, I think I feel the need to look for those fun stamps,
you were lucky to get them before they were released.
Happy T day wishes Chris.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous meal, I'm glad you had such a lovely time! Your caravan garden and views look so beautiful, it must be so relaxing. I smiled when I saw your journal page, those new stamps are such fun and so cute :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day! J x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although all of us who live in the states have said what a beautiful meal you had, I have to admit, now I know why we in the States are mostly overweight. The food looked delicious, but the portions were so TINY compared to what we are used to, even in very high end restaurants, like that one. Thanks for sharing this incredible meal and water with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

I saw the release of those stamps on Darcy's blog today. It was good to see her posting again. Her stamps are SO unusual and quirky, just like your page. Its great that you honored her latest stamps and created such a whimsical entry at Art Journal Journey, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention how lovely it is around your caravan. Beautiful flowers, great scenery, and a lovely artsy deck.

My name is Erika. said...

Your dinner looks really good and interesting. It's fun to have something really different and I think smaller servings still fill you up. nd all the flowers at your caravan are looking good. better than good, beautiful. And another very cute page for sure! You have such fun stamps. have a great T day-or I should say hope it was a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Glad you finally got enjoy your Birthday meal at last, you will have to let us know if your recipe turns out. I love trying to replicate new recipes.
It's hard sitting on products before they are released but a treat for us all now you have shared.. great page using Darcy's stamps.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Kate Yetter said...

Your journal page is so colorful and fun. I love that adorable image. Your flowers are so lovely and the food looks AMAZING! The presentation makes it look far too pretty too eat. I hope it was as delicious as it looks.
Happy Tea Day,

Dianne said...

wow, a very stunning gourmet meal...looks incredible, and that dessert! always love to see your gardening at the caravan too...I am not the only one attracted by beach pebbles apparently! love them...happy T day!♥

Valerie-Jael said...

Your meal out looked very elegant, and the photos from your visit to the caravan are beautiful. What a fun journal page you made! Happy T Day! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Wow this gourmet meal was a fantastic treat -looks first class! I am in love with your garden and landscape views! It's a wonderful place for the caravan - so peaceful - but I can imagine how much work this all is!
The new stamps are just fun and pretty and you even have taken art time for such a brilliant page!I love the addition of your white marks here- this looks just super!!! You are a busy artsy girl dear Chris! Thanks a lot for another fab entry linked to Gill's theme! Happy T-Day on Wednesday from me and a happy rest of the week for you!
Big hugs,
from Susi

johanna said...

OMG, i instantly would go to this restaurant if it was around the corner! everything looks so tasty and well arranged. mouth watering...
and i love your caravan garden, what a nice place to be. wonderful photos, i go there in my imagination as it is raining here.
have a great week, chris ♥

Gibby Frogett said...

You have been busy Chris - the garden and views are wonderful.
I love Darcys stamps and can see why you were inspired by them - gorgeous page - thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
Have a great day... Gill x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Food looks delicious Chris! Lovely photos too, and a great journal page with Darcy's fab new stamps!
Happy Wednesday,
Alison xxx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Your journal page is very cute, Chris. That meal and the atmosphere look fabulous. If you figure out a recipe for the charred broccoli, please share ;-)

Your deck looks lovely and the views are awesome. I always love seeing those cows grazing down below.

You certainly got a lot done at the caravan, along with having a good time.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Redanne said...

The restaurant meal looked beautiful Chris. I love the garden around your caravan, it is always lovely to see the wildflowers, we really need to feed the bees and butterflies or we may lose both.... that would be sad so well done for doing your bit!

Your page is lovely, those stamps are very quirky! Hugs, Anne xx

sheila 77 said...

You have a lovely garden and a stupendous view at your caravan, it's so peaceful. I love these "wild" flowers and yes, the bees love them too.
Your painted piece is great fun, very colourful and happy.