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This book turned out much better than I thought. The cream and black is such a classic combination and it works beautifully. The paper is an Italian graphic paper on the outside and a Japanese Chiyogami on the outside. Very multicultural.
I had some very bad news this morning so I’m not going to write much more – not really in the mood.
See you tomorrow.
Another dinky little book, this time with the Indian embroidered paper, very pretty printed inside paper too.
Well, another week and a chance to get back to normal – or whatever passes for normal chez moi. Last week was really disrupted by my trip to Nice and then by the panic over the dreadful weather. However, this week promises to be better weatherwise and apart from a Christmas party on Thursday, I can get back to normal. I have fallen badly behind replying to comments and checking out my favourite blogs so I apologise for that.
Here are some more photographs of Nice. It’s a nice city (the 5th largest in France) and so it has great shopping (not the boots I was seeking unfortunately) loads of eating opportunities, swanky hotels and the wonderful Promenade des Anglais – the wide road which follows the sweep of the coastline (but the beach is rather pebble-y). Old Nice is very quaint and although it is very tourist-y, it is a pleasant place to wander round particularly the Cours Saleya, which is a large square with a great antiques market on Mondays and wonderful fresh produce market every other weekday. Because Nice was part of Italy until relatively recently (1860ish I think), all the street names are in French and Italian and the influences are obvious from the churches and architecture. I climbed up Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) to see the panoramic view over Nice. It was such a treat to see blue skies again.
Anyway, I am now back and trying to catch up and get myself into the mood for Christmas. I suppose I ought to start my Christmas shopping soon….. but just catching up with e-mails is a huge job! I was sent this and thought it might make you smile. Bless :-)
If you thought yesterday’s book was girlie, this one is even more so… it’s very pretty. I love the cover paper it’s so fresh. My next one will have to be a lot different to the last couple – don’t want to get into a rut.
The good news is I have finally found a plan chest which should be delivered in a week or so. This means I can get all the paper stored safely at last. It has been lying all over the bed in the spare room ever since I reclaimed the kitchen table so it will be good to be organised.
It has been raining heavily overnight and all day today. I am watching the river which runs through my garden very anxiously! This photograph was taken in the summer and shows the river as it normally is – flowing very gently down to the sea.
This is the river today – a couple of feet higher and flowing really strongly. Another couple of feet and it’s in my garden. I just saw a couple of ducks shoot past at high speed. They must love it!
I like living by the river and I’m glad to say it hasn’t flooded my garden so far (touch wood!) but it is a bit nerve-racking when it is very wet…