Tuesday 18 June 2024

T Stands for the return(as well as TIOT and AJJ)

Hi everyone, I'm back! Yes, I am really good at stating the obvious!

I have been away for four weeks in France so stand by for my ranting on about how fantastic it was!

Just a few pics today randomly from my photos from the beginning of our holiday, I am still trying to get the rest in some sort of order!

We were lucky to visit some of the Normandy beaches in this, the 80th Anniversary of the D Day landings, as well as some museums, churches, historical buildings and lovely gardens!

Of course we had the odd drink or two, which is just as well as I am  joining the  T Stands For Tuesday' gang over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog The Altered Book Lover! We also shared a little tub of lemon sorbet.

I missed the beginning of the month at Art Journal Journey, where Matilde of '100% Handmade' blog is hosting with her theme of 'What Makes You Happy' as well as the latest theme at Try It On Tuesday which is "Use Book Paper' - I have made a journal page with an inked and spritzed stencil, a book page stamped with a  bird and some flowers and used a leafy sticker.
As you can see I have added spatters to my page, which always makes me happy!
The French words translate to 'a walk to recharge your batteries, listen to, feel, breathe the here and now' - I've done a lot of walking this holiday!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Mae Travels said...

Looks like a great trip!

Helen said...

Great to see the start of your holiday memories, how special to see the D-Day commemoration, those soldier silhouettes are so poignant. Looking forward to seeing many more photos! Welcome home!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and meaningful post with us my friend. Aloha

kathyinozarks said...

Hello Chris, I enjoyed the photos sounds like a wonderful holiday
Hugs Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO very sorry about getting here late. I truly intended to visit sooner, but I have been in so much pain, the only real thing I've managed to do is sleep and use the toilet.

So glad you had a great time in France. Wonderful to read about the D-Day commemoration. I can only imagine the feelings you must have had while at Normandy. Really poignant photos, including those of the churches.

Enjoyed seeing the "odd drink or two" you shared with us for T this Tuesday, dear Chris.

WOW. I'm impressed with your book entry for TioT, and how you combined it with Matilde's theme at AJJ. Great entry which covers both beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

What an opportune time to visit France!
Love the page!! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, and it must have been very moving o visit the beaches on D Day. Glad you are safely back! Lovely creation, too! I did splatters on a page and didn't see till too late that my kitchen was got the most splatters - oh well! Hugs, Valerie

peppylady (Dora) said...

I really like the second photo in today post.

Spyder said...

Amazing pictures some even bought a tear to my eye, but what a lovely holiday you had! I'm not home this week so hoping to be able to get round to every one! Happy very late T for Tuesday ((Lyn))

Matilde said...

Beautiful page, Chris! The splatters are always good idea to finish an art journal page! I'm glad you joined my challenge at AJJ 😊

WendyK said...

Gorgeous page, and lovely photos of your holiday, it’s somewhere I have wanted to go to for years. Love splatters as well. Hugs Wendy