I used one of Nadia's sketches to work from this week - she has such great ones to choose from and you can find them all HERE.
Here is my layout.
I used these beautiful papers from Authentique that were perfect for the colours. I did add a little orangey/red to liven it up a little.
The quote on the layout says:
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
Four girls, two days, one car and 1200 kms... Destination – Ficksburg, for the cherry festival. We piled into the butch-mobile at six in the morning turned the music up loud and hit the highway down to Harrismith where we stopped for breakfast, and even managed to do a little shopping ;) The next bit was interesting because I think my garmin is still speaking French, we headed towards Ficksburg and Victoria took us through the Golden Gate National Park which is the most breathtakingly beautiful countryside that I have ever seen, took us 6 hours from Johannesburg to Ficksburg because of all the stopping to take photos, well and of course breakfast and shopping.
First stop was the Cherry Farm tour complete with cherry wine tasting and more shopping, a township tavern tour (NO shopping), and a little hair raising as we were the only white people in the township taverns and women at that, once we nailed that one it was back into town to browse the stalls, shop a little more and then tired out at nine another long 65kms drive (they said it was easy access – pfft) to our bed and breakfast ‘Cranberry Cottage’ which was so delightful. I have to say here 65 kms on a crappy road in the dark, and with a garmin that is also tired and only speaking French is NOT what I call easy access J but I did it...I had a nice hot bath and was asleep before my head hit the pillow.
Saturday morning and I am up at 5 to take more pics, we have breakfast and then make the long drive back to Ficksburg for the Chocolate tour and on the way we spot a market at Clocolan which looked so amazing we decided to drive back after the chocolate tour and take a look. So worth the extra 60 kms... We shopped up a storm and I took loads of photos. We got home again around five in the evening.
I love my girl time it is necessary – no it is essential to my happiness and sanity, I don’t think I have ever laughed so much, eaten so many cherries, driven so far, or had so much fun. We are already planning our next trip, one of the benefits of not having any kids at school anymore J Next time we will allocate more time so that it is not so rushed. Every time I do something like this I am blown away by the beauty and diversity of things to do in this beautiful rugged land that I now call home.
I used the glossy accents on the title.
I used some mist on the white background before I typed the journalling and then punched the border.
The light bulb is tucked into the flowers.
The photo was taken in the Golden Gate Nature Reserve.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.