Friday, 24 September 2021

Enjoying the moments

 Hi everyone, I am trying to ignore the pile of washing still to be done - two loads in one day is enough.

Yes, we're back, I hadn't realised how much we both needed a break.

I feel so much better than I did when we went away. I wasn't sleeping well, I had little or no interest in crafting, housework, exercise and even going out was an effort rather than a desire to be out.

I will fill you in with details over a number of posts, but time with friends in London and near Poitiers in France, then time for just the two of us to be together in Paris has been a great boost for us both.

I have a journal page for Wendy's 'Vintage' theme at Art Journal Journey.

Jean-Claude has been travelling around France on his new bicycle, he has now placed an ad in a lonely hearts column in Paris, his final destination. He had hoped to meet someone on his travels but it was not to be.You can see some of the places he visited at the bottom of the page. 

I used an image and part of the column that I found in a vintage magazine I bought at a Brocante/Vide Grenier in France. I used an Eiffel Tower stamp by Crafty Individual and some from a set I bought ages ago on a spattery background.

Thanks for looking, Chris



My name is Erika. said...

I'm jealous you got away Chris and I can't wait to get traveling again myself. Your page is a great and I really like that Eiffel Tower image you used. I can't wait to read about your trip. Glad you are back safe and sound. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So nice to read you are back. It's been wonderful to hear how much better you are doing after your trip. Really look forward to reading more, too. I love the page you created and how you positioned the man on the page. That's a great Eiffel Tower, too.

Thanks for joining in on the fun at Art Journal Journey using Wendy's theme, dear friend. Loving this journal page.

Helen said...

Good to see you home, batteries recharged! This is a great page - and can't wait to see the photos from your trip.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away. The journal page is beautiful. The washing won't run away if you leave it for a bit! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Neet said...

So glad the trip has had the desired effect.
Love your page and the story. Certainly an handsome fellow of the time, I wish him well in his search for love.
Some very interesting pieces on your page and I love the quote you chose to go with it.
Hugs, Neet xx

WendyK said...

A fantastic page Chris, love all the different elements. So pleased you feel better after your break. We are off to Cornwall today so I know how you feel.
Hugs Wendy.

CJ Kennedy said...

I can hardly wait to hear all about your travels. Sounds like heaven. Poor Jean-Claude. Maybe he should try to look so hard for a special someone. It will happen when least expected. My grandmother used to say every pot has a cover. Well, it probably sounds better in Italian. Take care.

Let's Art Journal said...

So glad that you're back and had a wonderful time! It sounds like your break really helped, which is fab ūüėÄ. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves and your page is perfect! Loving the Paris vibe! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs Jo x

Rita said...

Sounds like you had been down in the dumps and this trip has really perked you up!! So glad to hear that. :)

kathyinozarks said...

I am so happy for you both to be able to get out and enjoy traveling again-big hugs from here.
Love your journal page too-hugs Kathy

craftytrog said...

A wonderful vintage page Chris! So glad you had a lovely holiday.

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you had a good holiday Chris and your journal page looks beautiful.
I'd join you for a run through those leaves, what a sense of freedom that would feel.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx