Sunday, February 20, 2011

Didn't we have a lovely time, the week we went to Paris...


So - we're home - achey and exhausted, but we had a great time.

And I NEARLY kept up my art journalling every day - but I must admit that on the very last day, after a very tiring 5 hour trip home with lots of train changes, I was in no fit state :(  So the best I can hope to end the year with is 364/365.  I can live with that, though - I kept up this new years resolution well into February which is a lot better than most! :)

I think you'll need to click on these trip journal pages to see them larger if you want to be in with a fighting chance of actually reading any of the writing, but even just at a glimpse they give you a fairly good idea of how much we managed to cram into 3 and a half days (and why we are now so tired! :) )

We spent 2 and a half days in the Disneyland Paris parks going on tons of rides, and meeting the characters.

And we had an action packed day trip into the city of Paris itself, where we visited all the sights, the highlights being Sainte-Chappelle, the Catacombs and travelling right to the very top of the Eiffel Tower at night (blimey, it's a LONG way up!!)


I hope to use this particular journal (a 5"x8" landscape watercolour Moleskine) to record all our trips and holidays this year, it will make a nice memento I think.

These three pages are also my contribution to the current Green Pepper Press crusade - "been there done that" - where the challenge was to document evidence of a trip or an event in your journal.  Thanks to Michelle Ward as ever for the inspiration.

AJED : 49/365

14 comments:

Sue said...

Great pages! Looks like you had a fun trip.....isn't SAint Chapelle BEAUTIFUL or what?? It was my fav place when I was in Paris in November.

Paula said...

looks like a fun trip and Im most envious!

craftytrog said...

Wow! Sounds like a brilliant trip! Lovely pages! x

michelleward said...

Sarah - yay! How fun to take a trip to Disney! Bravo for journaling the journey - great way to capture the many activities before it gets a little blurry of what-you-did-and-when. LOVE the bits you painted in with thr white outlines. very handsome. Thanks for sharing with the team and *high five* for keeping up with your resolution!

goudenregen said...

Your little drawings make the pages so charming, a good way to keep a travel journal.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Love the drawings.
It's must be a very remakable trip for you.

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Such vibrant pages! What a wonderful keepsake. I enjoyed looking at all your pages very much.
All my best-
Ingrid

jgr said...

Your pages are wonderful, so full of life and energy. Looks like you had a great trip.

iHanna said...

Beautiful awesome watercolour/documenting pages! Love your drawing of the castle and the balloons - so yummy!

Cruise on girl!

quinncreative said...

For three days, you did a LOT of writing--what a wonderful way to make sure you never forget the trip to Disney! And it was nice of you to take your readers along. The last time I was in Disney, this didn't exist, so it was fun to see "your" Disney!

Parabolic Muse said...

yay! Love these pages! I did my challenge on the trip to Paris, also. We never got to Paris Disney, but I wanted to! We live so close to Disneyland in Calfornia that we left that for last. And there's so much to do in Paris, oui?

Thanks for sharing these pages.

Parabolic Muse said...

These are really fun pages with so much to see and read! I did my challenge on Paris, too. Isn't there so much to see there?
Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn S. Nehring said...

Wonderful pages! It's so fun to journal on a trip isn't it?

milkcan said...

Fantastically gorgeous! Love them all!