Friday, 28 February 2020

Weekend Post

Hi Everybody!

It's nearly weekend - have a good one! I had a busy couple of days here, there was always something to do and I'm not sure I really got anything finished! Anyway, I'm having a rest at the weekend and not doing anything.... I went shopping with my neighbour yesterday and people were stockpiling food and goods as if there's no tomorrow. Two men were almost fighting over a box of milk cartons. We have been told to make sure we have enough supplies to cover a couple of weeks in case the corona virus spreads more and people need to stay at home in quarantine. But people are buying enough for months. Still, perhaps it makes them feel safer....I always have a store cupboard with supplies, and just bought my usual groceries etc, so I'm sure it will be enough. And yes, I have enough coffee for quite some time, but that's normal!

For Sandie's 'Paris' challenge at Tag Tuesday I have another tag using elements from Serif and me, showing lots of tourist places, but with Paris at the front. It looks like the statue of Liberty has a heart for Paris, too!

For Elizabeth's 'hearts' challenge at AJJ I have one last piece. I used an image from the Graphics Fairy, which I digitally cut apart so I could fit the heart between the couple and the background - it sounds complicated, but it wasn't!

And some photos of this past week. We had very mixed weather, sometimes sunshine, but mostly rain and even snow:

I brought daffodils home again:

They started opening up as soon as I put them into the vase:


And even a bit of snow on my clover. But by the time I was ready to go out, it had all been washed away by the rain, which didn't stop for 2 days:

Today we had some sun again:

The magnolias will soon be blooming:

Our ferry is back. It has been MIA for 2 months. They always take 2 weeks holiday over Christmas and the New Year, but this time it was 2 months. Perhaps they needed to work on the ferry!

The daffodils and crocuses are blooming everywhere, and today I saw my first tulips outside:

I always love watching men at work:

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

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Rain's Thursday Art Date - Leaps and Bounds

Hi Everybody!

After a winter without a single flake of snow, it snowed today, and we got a light dusting even here. By the time I was ready to go out it was already gone, and it was back to our wet and drizzly weather of the past days. But we might get a few more snow flakes in the next days, we shall see!

When I read the theme for Rain's art date, my first thought was to have an early night and forget it. But I put on my thinking cap and found a few things which just about qualify!

I made this journal page today and want to link it to Elizabeth's hearts challenge at AJJ as well. I used elements from Mischief Circus, Serif and me:

And I made another one for the dog-lovers under us:

This page with the jumping kids was made some time back:

Here the people are jumping over my home town, London:

And the dancing queen can jump and spring too, perhaps with help of the little mushrooms....

And here my Nanas, inspired by the beautiful figures of Nikki de St Phalle are leaping around and having fun:

And here photos  (from Pexels) full of leaps:

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday

I hope that you are not all tired out after all these leaps and bounds!

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

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Midweek Post

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start. After  very wet, cold and stormy weekend we had a slightly better day today, with some sunshine, blue skies and dry intervals, which was great. The Rhine is quite high again, but not as bad as it was a few weeks back, so hope it stays that way.

Today I am sharing another journal page meant for  Elizabeth's 'hearts' challenge: at AJJ. I used elements from Mischief Circus, Serif and me:

At this time of year, especially when the weather is bad outside, I try to bring spring into the house:

I used an old paintbrush again to support the top-heavy hyacinths:

And outside it getting greener day by day:

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