Monday, 15 October 2018

T stands for waTching boaTs and more

Hi Everybody!

We have had some fantastic weather this past week - warm and sunny, but with the addition of golden, autumnal trees, fallen leaves to scrunch through whilst walking and blue skies which contrast so well with the colours of the foliage.

Our challenge at Tag Tuesday is running for another week, with the theme of flags or bunting. I have another tag to remind me to join in. I cased a tag I made many years back, as I thought it fitting for now:



Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T gang.  I know it's Monday as I write this, but I won't have time to write a post later! This is a journal page made some time back:


On Saturday we drove to a nearby town to visit Baldeney See, a huge lake  in a beautiful setting. A lot of people were there to take part in a sport / walking day, and the first big problem was to find a parking spot. My buddy G drove through lanes that were extremely narrow, and found a spot in the end - good job, G! It was almost too hot to walk, at least for me,  but we did manage a few kilometers along one side. Here some photos:




Enjoying drinks by the lake:







You can take a trip on the ship:





Spectators:








More photos to follow!

On the way back, G chose some scenic routes to drive along, past castles, meadows, beautiful old houses and bridges.  This was a great choice of route to round off a lovely outing!


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wonderful autumn weather

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. We're having unusually warm and sunny autumn days here, with chilly nights that bring fresh, crisp air. Great for being out and about. Today I am sharing two journal spreads  made in the last weeks. For the first one I used Gelatos, felt pens, stencils and washi tape:




The second spread is a bit too bright, you might need shades....I used scraps of a JD paper napkin, stencils, Gelatos, ink markers, washi tapes and a computer generated sentiment:




And I have another tag for Tag Tuesday, pennants - flags:


I am linking to Paint Party Friday and Tag Tuesday

Last week N visited me and we went for a boat-ride along the river to the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. The journey takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. The weather was good, the people on the boat were all happy and friendly, and they serve a good selection of drinks along the way, all included in the fare price. I had coffee and mineral water, N had white wine, mineral water and coffee. We got off in a very crowded Altstadt and made our way through the crowds to the bridge. We walked over the bridge and went back to N's for some more coffee, and then had frozen Yogurt at Yamaro's, delicious. All in all a wonderful afternoon. My pics are mostly views from the bridge:


The beautiful, old houses of Oberkassel:


The Altstadt:





Can you see the kites in the distance?


The Rhine is still very low, usually the water covers most of the 'beach':




The boat we went on:


A statue in front of the concert hall:






This lady is in the park near the bridge:


Some of the wonderful early morning views:







Have a great day, take  care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!