"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:
- 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.
- Danish pastries in Denmark
- Crab cakes and Boston Cream Pie in the middle of the North Sea
- 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!