Sunday, 28 May 2023

A journal page........ and my poor old feet!!

 Hi everyone, it's good to have a day at home - and give my feet a rest - more later!

I have a new page for Aimslee's 'Flowers' theme at Art Journal Journey
The background was already in my journal so I added some Stamperia paper along with some stamped and coloured rose buds and a butterfly. The words are Tim Holtz stickers. 

So, let me tell you about the walking we have done...

We had to take our car in for a couple of minor repairs, this involves a walk from the service garage to town (about 2 miles - 3.2 km)We had expected a phone call to let us know the progress but after waiting beyond the time they promised to ring us decided to catch the tram home. When the phone call came we couldn't have reached the garage before they shut so arranged to pick it up the next day. This sounds crazy but we can't contact the service dept directly and experience has told us that ringing would have been pointless.

The next day we set out to pick it up but went via a garden festival in Manchester. We had seen it being set up the day before. These photos were taken just after it opened. I expect it got busier, especially over the long weekend.


Hubby did give me the option of not going to collect the car but having seen the preparation I wanted to attend on opening day. We had a coffee then set out on the long walk. 
Hubby suggested I wait at a small shopping square about two thirds of the way and I gratefully accepted the rest.
He picked me up and we went straight to Wilsmlow Garden Centre where we had lunch and a little walk around.
I am stocking up the herbs for our retirement complex but had been unsuccessful last week. There wasn't much to had here either so we drove a few miles farther on to another nursery where I bought all I needed.

That might have been enough walking but Saturday came, and my lovely friends Sarah and Helen picked me up to go to a craft show...more walking but not strenuous and lots of chatting (but mainly standing up)

When the show shut we headed just down the road to RHS Bridgewater for coffee and a walk in the gardens.
Helen had part of the Christmas present she received at Christmas and she gave us our presents (which because of house problems and illness she hadn't got around to bringing)
We did take up quite a lot of the table
We each received lots of lovely papers, stickers, journals and a fabulous storage unit..and can you see my pear shaped sticky notes? 

Didn't realise I'd got myself in the picture too!!

Blogger mixed the order upbeat it's all beautiful anyway!

Over the three days I walked 33,000 steps which is around 14 miles (22.5km).
Today I have decided that as long as I get my 5,000 steps done I'm not going out - I've been dancing to get some steps! 

Thanks for looking, Chris

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Tatton, Tag And Taking A Closer Look

 Hi everyone, I have another page for Aimeslee's 'Flowers' theme at Art Journal Journey. I also have some photos taken the last week at Tatton Park.

I became quite interested in taking some close up shots with my i-phone.

The scent from these yellow Rhododendrons was fantastic

The ferns are still coiled up... 

...and some Rhododendrons are still in bud

While looking at this pot of tulips nearing the end of their flowering.......

....we saw that the Conservatory was open for the first time in ages

There is also a Fernery

I hope you enjoyed the visit!
Now to my"Flowers' Journal page.I am taking a closer look at this Aall And Create Daisy.

I took a separate pic of the quote by Alison Bomber (from a Paper Artsy set). Spring is definitely here now!
In also made a tag for Valerie's 'Travel' theme at Tag Tuesday.
I recycled a card I made with Crafty Individuals stamps - I added the word and some doodling around the edge of a tag I cut from the card.

Thanks for looking, Chris