Well, I've scrapped, and it felt good!! ... but more on that later. :)
The subject of today's post is our up-and-coming camping trip to Tasmania for Christmas! Excited beyond measure, I've no doubt that a major contributing factor to the anticipation is a quick study of the maximum temperature comparisons between home and Tassy. 42 deg/C : 20 deg/C. BRING IT ON!! lol
Does anyone remember this:
... from Issue No.94 of Scrapbook Creations?
I put together this travel journal several months ago in readiness for our Christmas holidays this year. Instead of a December Daily, I will be documenting our epic Christmas camping trip one day at a time from Dec 15th to Jan 27th. A big undertaking I know, but I am totally ok with only using a 'one picture speaks a thousand words' approach for some days, if that is all I can manage.
I have my base pages and vellum for journalling all prepared for action and have even jotted down some initial thoughts before our trip even begins. It is a very eclectic mix of papers, scraps, altered book pages and embellies and I would like to keep the content and style very informal and ad hoc. I envisage a bursting-at-the-seems collection of bits and pieces of precious tokens, snapshots and memories from our trip, randomly stapled, with notations just jotted down on the run. No measuring, no typing, no fussing and NO straight lines!! :)
I am prepared with my travel scrap kit, portable printer and a 'Big 4' caravan park wifi subscription in advance, because I will of course need to blog as I go too! There will be some rugged camping where wifi just won't be an option, but I will record and blog as much as I can, when I can.
Our trek begins with a 2,500km road trip to Melbourne, followed by 10 hour ferry ride with car and camper across the mountainous seas of the Bass Strait before we even get to Tassy!! (Actually, the kids and I will fly from Melbourne to Hobart direct, because it was cheaper .... and less tumultuous for the digestive system, while Troy keeps the car, the camper and my mum and dad company on the ferry ride over). Not only are mum and dad travelling and camping with us, but we are also visiting and holidaying with many more of my relatives in Tassy too... some, Troy and the kids have never even met. I can't wait!! I know they say it's all about the journey and not the destination..... but I'm completely amped for the journey, the destination AND the trip home!!!
With just one week of preparing and packing and Santa organising to go, I've plenty of 'to'do' lists that I should be consulting right now... so I'm outta here.
Oh, and I'll be back soon with my first scrapping attempt in ...... no!! .... has it really been 6 months??
If anyone is still listening... thanks. I know now I will always still need to create something, no matter what else is going on in my crazy and demanding everyday, so stay tuned and I promise to continue sharing.
Cheers for now,