Thursday, 19 July 2012

We Were Listing

"The rain has come on again, we've got two hundred miles to go and I've run out of gum," said The Tall One. "On the plus side, Dad isn't wearing his shorts.."

"I wouldn't be so sure about that," said The (Not So) Small One."He might have them on under his trousers. Just to annoy you.."

We were driving back up England. Our time on the ship was over and we were all thinking our different thoughts. I was sitting in the front writing a list. Just noting down a few quick reminders of the little details it's good to look back on. It went like this:


I read:
- Bring Out the Bodies by Hilary Mantel which I loved
- The Winter King by Thomas Penn which is about Henry V11 and perfectly conjured up a world of Medieval intrigue for our day in Ghent
- Take Better Travel Photos magazine which I spotted during a service station stop and can highly recommend
- Lonely Planet Travel Magazine. I think travel magazines might be one of my new favourite things
- Bolig Scandinavian Interiors magazines bought in local supermarkets. Very inspiring even if all I can do is look at the pictures.

I ate:
- Danish pastries in Denmark
- Crab cakes and Boston Cream Pie in the middle of the North Sea

I watched:
- The Artist
- J. Edgar
- Mission Impossible
- The Iron Lady
- Wimbledon and football


I always come back with armfuls of tourist leaflets and this year I had copies of the Ship's Magazine too, so I turned my entire page into a pocket, sewing round the edges so I could slip souvenirs inside. The Ship's Log on the final day gave me lots of numbers - how far we travelled each day - so I'm now making a companion "Month in Numbers" layout.

Papers from Studio Calico, Echo Park, Crate Paper Storyteller, Amy Tangerine. Shapes cut with Slice. Silver stars from a Quirky Kit.


And that's the start of my holiday scrapbooking. Happy Thursday!


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29 comments:

helena said...

great example of a stunning photo less layout. so considerate of the ship to provide all the numbers - to be encouraged

Carmen said...

Such a good idea these lists. Must remember that when we go away!

Danish pastries. Mmmmm. I seem to have a taste for those lately!

Elizabeth said...

I like this layout. It has great dimension, and all the bits and pieces tell a great story.

Karen said...

You've inspired me to keep better track of things while we travel next month! Love this layout, and I've never thought to make an envelope of the layout to hold all the souvenirs.

Lizzie said...

Well, that's a pretty good scrapbook page. I love the background paper and all the colours are so nicely muted and soft.
I like the List ideas and the sound of a companion page too.

Twinkle Star said...

What a fab way to remember your hol! Love how you have turned the page into a pocket to keep all the bits and bobs together!

I really adore your scalloped heart and butterfly stamp, looks great on the layout.

Hugs, Estelle xx

Barbara Eads said...

Wow, you got a lot accomplished on your vacation. It's so nice to be able to do whatever you want without the distractions and obligations of the household! Glad it was a good trip.

laurie said...

the page-as-pocket is a great idea! the details you put on this lo will make your vacation memories so much richer as time goes on. i didn't know lonely planet had a magazine - i will have to look into that!

scrappyjacky said...

The page as a pocket is a great idea....I always have loads of 'bits' I want to keep.
Please don't get me buying travel magazines....I'm already a bit of a mag addict....I really don't need another type to start reading!!

Nathalie said...

This proves to me that you are the queen of no-photo layouts!! Great way to summarize some aspects of your holiday!

alexa said...

Lovely piece of scrapbooking at its best! I'm a fan of pockets too. And love your lists ...

Louise said...

A lovely summary of your holidays. The small stars are super cute and the big pocket is a fab idea x

Melissa said...

This is an absolutely stunning start to the holiday scrapping! I like your list of memories & am glad to know someone else reads as much as I do on vacation! :>)

Jane said...

sounds like you had a fantastic time and what a great way to record everything!

Alison said...

What a great idea to use the page as a pocket...love it!Alison xx

Karen said...

Yet another splendid no photo layout. Loving your style.

Ginger said...

I love your layout Sian and you have given me a few ideas for when we go on our trip :)

Amy said...

Oh poor Dad, he can't take a trick!

I have a bit of a thing for Scandinavian interiors and Danish furniture ... wait until you find all the websites - visual bliss if you ask me!

Gail said...

What a super looking photo-less page and great idea of making the page into an envelope.

Clare said...

Great idea for a layout to include a space for leaflets etc - it sounds like you had a good time!

Cheri said...

So, are Dad's shorts really that bad????

Alana said...

So many things to scrap and tell Sian...sounds like an interesting trip. Love your butterfly stamp:)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great looking page!

I loved Bring Up the Bodies!

Lisa-Jane said...

It sounds like you are going to have a lot to scrap about there!

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like you had a good time - and were amazingly productive. How nice that the ship supplied so many numbers :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Fabulous pages to include all those little memories! I love how you've turned it into a big pocket, especially as I've been making big paper pockets too recently! The little stars are lovely. x

Chipper said...

The page pocket is a great idea. I must remember that one!

Becky said...

A great start to your holiday scrapbook :-)

Wanda said...

I'm impressed at how much reading and movie watching you accomplished--so productive for being on vacation--and a terrific layout to go along with it.

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