Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Back from hols

Got back from Cuba yesterday morning after a long flight and have decided that I'm not doing any long haul flights for the next 12 months, mind you I say that every year.  Cuba is such a beautiful country, but oh so poor.  I've been to quite a few poor countries over the years, but I think, apart from the starving in Africa, that Cuba is quite the poorest.  Yet although the people don't have much, they are so genuine, fun loving, and generous.  We made some good friends and when we left they gave us lots of gifts to bring back home, we felt quite humbled.

Anyway, took my Moleskine journal and only did a couple of pages because I'm afraid the sun, sea and sand took priority.  This is the one I did on the plane going out, as usual the colours don't show too well, particularly the yellow, but I enjoyed doing it and will finish it  at some stage.

Had a couple of lovely surprises too.  I won first prize in the Readers Gallery in this months Craft Stamper and I also won the Gingersnap Creations challenge to use orange/green and brown.  I received two lovely Hero Arts stamps from Craft Stamper and from Gingersnap Creations I've won the Cornish Heritage Farms' Stamp of the Month, The Pines.  I'm really thrilled to bits.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to leave all the wonderful comments, it's very much appreciated.


  1. Ann! Welcome home! And congratulations on your winning! popped by your blog to see if you were back a few times.... love your journal page, the image you've used will lend itself to anything.
    Glad you enjoyed the holiday and hope Maurice is fully recovered.
    x x

  2. Wonderful page Ann. Congratulations on being a winner twice clever you and lucky you to get those lovelys stamps as a prize.
    Pat xx

  3. hiya ann hope you and maurice are well after your hols like the journal page thanks for your lovely comments Ive missed you and your blog x sue x

  4. Glad to have you back in blog land and so pleased you enjoyed your hols. x

  5. Hi Ann

    Glad you had a good holiday, loving the fantastic journal pages that you've done they look awesome! I've never done long haul for the very reason that I'm sure I'd want another holiday as soon as I arrived home LOL!

    Glad to have you back in blogland and congratulations on winning two competitions! Bet you have some serious catching up to do on blogland now!

  6. Glad to have you back, missed you. Great Journal page. Hope Maurice is much better now. see you at the craft Den party if not before. Love Sandra x

  7. Ah yes, saw you had won in Craft Stamper. Lucky you, but well deserved :-)

  8. Hi Ann,
    Saw you had won in Craft Stamper - very well deserved indeed!! Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday! Love your journal page - my all time fav film The Wizard of Oz!

  9. Well done Ann....so glad you managed to get away. Have been thinking about you and hoping you were able to go! We have just returned from our week in the wonderful Maldives...so relaxing, just what we needed! love Jayne xx


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