Monday, 11 February 2019

Journal page and Happy T Day

Hi All

Tuesday already so welcome everyone and a special welcome to the T Gang who join in with a drinks related post at Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T day gathering. Anyone can join in with the great group of gals. Thank you E and B for hosting this every week and helping us to get to know lots of people from other parts of the world.

This is a nice place to eat along our seafront. It is based on an American Diner but the food is all the English things  people want when they come to the seaside. Cooked breakfasts and burgers with chips. There is a fish and chip shop opposite and one on the next corner so I don't think the diner does those. I couldn't count the number of fish and chip shops in our town there are so many. The fish comes in fresh to our harbour every and most of the places sell wonderful meals.

This is what I like best for breakfast. Thick slices of wholemeal toast with butter and orange marmalade. The tea is decaffe as since I had the kidney stones I keep away from caffeine in anything. I do miss a nice strong coffee but the kidney pain I had makes me think twice about having one of those

Art Journal Journey has the theme Yellow chosen by Rike

I am always fascinated by the way that Elizabeth uses things she has cutout and saved from magazines etc. to use them in her beautiful artwork.

I decided to search through some free shop magazines to see what I could find. The background is done with chalks and I was brave enough to do some of my own writing for the words.

Thank you Elizabeth for the inspiration and Rike for the yellow page theme

Have a great Day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Great photos and artwork. I love the look of that building (Pier 6). And your meal looked so delicious it made me hungry. I'm sorry you had kidney stones and can't drink caffeine (like coffee) anymore, but I understand why you want to avoid that pain again. Your yellow artwork is fantastic. Happy T-Day!

  2. A fabulous breakfast and I can tell you that decaf or grain coffee is also wonderful and tasty! Not too bad for us. You have great restaurants in your area! Looks inviting!
    I love this clever made collage page! Super Chrissie - the words are fantastic - a wonderful page and great to see this spring feeling and uplifting, cheerful piece linked to AJJ! Much appreciated! Happy eveeing and happy early T-Day!
    Hugs Susi

  3. It looks a welcoming place to have a meal, fish and chips is always popular at seadise destinations, I think its the 'sea air' and the aromas coming from the fryers.
    Your breakfast could almost be one of mine, I love orange marmalade on toast.
    Its also a fantastic journal page, I like the wellington boots with the flowers.
    Happy T day wishes Chrissie.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Looks like a great place to eat, I wouldn't mind a plate of fish and chips right now! Lovely journal page, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. That would be wonderful to have fresh fish restaurants close by. The one you showed us looks really nice. I love your art page-well done. I am always getting inspired by Elizabeth too
    I can not do caffeine either rises my blood pressure almost immediately-I love tha orange pottery piece
    Happy T hugs Kathy

  6. That looks a nice place to eat … although as some fish restaurants may say 'plaice' … sorry couldn't resist it! LOL!

    I do like the yellow page theme and those tulips fit perfectly.
    Enjoy the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  7. I like the idea of fish and chip shops. I bet the fish in those shops is really fresh since you live so near the ocean. We are like that here since we live near the ocean on the other side of the pond. And I would eat your breakfast also. Toast with marmalade is always yummy. And I nice yellow piece for AJJ. It is nice to see a spring themed page. Hope you have a great T day Chrissie.Hugs-Erika

  8. Oh to live by a harbor to get such fresh fish all the time-yum!!! Love the look of the diner but it looks quite English in style to me:) Love your journal page. Just like Spring. Happy T day!

  9. A beautiful page! Those rain boots are fabulous with the colorful background. Reminds me of spring.

    Looks like a charming restaurant to eat in. Fresh fish sounds so delicious. I would love to live seaside so I could experience fresh sea food all year round.

    Happy Tea Day,

  10. Beautiful and cheery post my friend...xx

  11. My sincere apologies for not getting here sooner. I would have been here sooner, but I decided to eat, which included downing about a gallon of chocolate ice cream, then promptly fell asleep. Just woke in time to make coffee and get a big head from the wonderful compliment you paid me with regard to Rike's theme at Art Journal Journey. Those "wellies" and tulips scream spring. I like your handwriting. It is readable, unlike mine! Thanks so much for this latest entry at Art Journal Journey, dear Chrissie.

    I love marmalade, and the toast looks SO much better than what we get in the states. I'll join you with real coffee, while you enjoy your decaf. I really want real fish and chips and real scones. Fresh fish would be a real treat in this land locked area where I live. Thanks for joining T this Tuesday, too dear.

  12. i never knew about the relation between coffein and kidney stones... good to read about it. my father had kidney stones and the pain must have been horrible. but then, i drink not more than two cups a day (one in the morning, one in the afternoon), hope that is tolerable.
    happy t-day:)

  13. My first look went to these cute yellow chickens you have on the sidebar, so lovely!
    Pier 6 looks very inviting and I would eat more fresh fish if we had such restaurants or shops.
    Because of kidney pain it is better to forget a nice strong coffee :) - I don't drink coffee the whole year and I don't miss it.
    Thank you for your nice words and this gorgeous yellow page you made for AJJ - these flowered boots are beautiful and I like your handwritten quotes very much!
    Wish you a happy day! Rike xx

  14. Looks like a great place to eat and I would happily join you for breakfast today, I love marmalade on toast - yum! Such lovely art too 😁. Wishing you a happy T Day! J 😊 x

  15. I'd definitely go to that restaurant! It even has a patio out back. Your thick toast with orange marmalade would make a hit with me right now :) "Pursuit of Creativity" has strong appeal, as I find it doesn't come naturally with me ;) Happy T Tuesday

  16. I LOVE your "Pursuit of Creativity" page, Chris. Your handwriting looks great. I too am fascinated by how Elizabeth seems to have perfect images for any nd all topics and challenges. There's so much inspiration in our T-party group.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  17. So interesting to see your posts Chrissie, love the Art journal page.

  18. I love fish and chips and fortunate to be able to get fresh fish, too. Your breakfast is making me think of a song, Toast and marmalade for tea, sailing ships upon the sea. I forget the rest. I love your page and the way you chose the sayings to fit with the wellies turned into vases. Like "think out of the box". Good that you used your own handwriting, too. Happy T Day

  19. Toast and Marmalade would suit me too, I have to cut down on the sugar though so it's just lots of butter for me!!! Decaf is a good choice - I alternate through the day! I love your journal page! Happy T Day Chrisx

  20. Tulips in a pair of wellies! Now that I like! (Being Dutch I would of course).
    But although I'm Dutch, I love the very British things like fish and chips and toast and marmelade. Yum. My hubby today fancied fish and chips but there are no fish and chips shops here. There are some on the coast where lots of Brits live but that is an hour and a half by car, and we don't know where to go...
    I often drink decaffe as I can't tell the difference to be honest.
    I love that red pot/vase that is on the table in your photo. Lovely.
    Happy T-Day,

  21. I'm so glad to stop by your post today..of course I'm a day late for T. Lovely AJJ piece as well.
    Happy T day!

  22. Hi Chrissie, for quite a while I haven't visited your blog and I am happy to see that you are still crafting and blogging. Love your journal page. Be creative. Have a nice day.

  23. Oooh that cafe looks amazing, just my sort of thing, but I could never get Neil to walk past a fish and chip shop. I love your happy wellies, and wish that I was brave enough to use my own handwriting but it is soooo bad lol. Take care, Sue x

  24. Very creative use of the magazine image. I'm not sure I've ever tried this...
    Love the look of your breakfast and the Pier 6 restaurant. Having fish & chips fresh from the boats... now that's an appealing proposition!


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