At the start of March we made an overnight trip to Norwich. We plan to move away from where we currently live in Essex in a few years but we’ve not decided where to go. We liked Norfolk last year when we visited and so we decided to visit Norwich to see what it was like as the main city in the area.
We drove over on the Sunday and were there by 2pm so had a chance to explore. Everything was going well until we decided we’d had enough exploring and were ready for a drink. We’re not sure if it was because it was a Sunday or because there was a football match on but a lot of the pubs were closed or already packed. We ended up visiting a lot of closed pubs and walking a lot further than intended and were about to give up when we found the Mash Tun, which turned out to be a great craft beer bar.
This spread isn’t in any chronological order and jumps between the two days. On the left side the top photo is a ‘from where I stand’ shot of tiles laid into the pavement in the Norwich Lanes area of the city. These are some of my favourite colours and the brass plaque was a good way to record where we were. That photo was going to be bigger before but I scaled it back to only fill two pockets. Under that I used the back of the grey tag from last week and added some typing. I had cut up a postcard I’d picked up from the Mash Tun for another pocket and had this little scrap left over so used that to record the address and used a ‘Here & Now’ stamp and a piece of vellum behind it, which I scrunched up and then flattened out to give it a bit of texture. Next to that I used a black & gold letterpress card from Studio Calico’s Odyssey Project Life kit. I used the bottom two slots to record the journalling for our trip. On the left I talked about what we thought of Norwich. On the right I recorded how things had gone a bit awry on the Sunday afternoon. I used the ‘Over It’ stamp from the Clearly Kelly ‘No Comment’ stamp set and used another stamp from the Clearly Kelly 'Outline Alphabet' to make my own patterned paper.
I kept the right hand page pretty simple. I’d hoarded this 'enjoy the adventure' letterpress card long enough and decided it was time it got used and it's a reminder for me to enjoy the adventure of us exploring where we’d like to live in the future. The photo on the top right was taken on Elm Hill which is a beautiful old historic street in Norwich.
Monday morning we visited a great coffee shop I’d found via Instagram called Strangers Coffee House and took a photo of my coffee and the golden syrup tins that that’d repurposed as their sugar bowls. I used half of the coffee stamp from Kellie Stamps Epic set and used a morning stamp from the set that came with my Mini Details kit. In the final pocket I used the postcard I’d picked up from the Mash Tun.