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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

100629 Some more Trip Prep

I am somewhat stressed at the moment with everything on my plate... but of course I still TRY to fit in a bit of ultra quick sketching in order to record the exciting but crazy period leading up to a big trip. These are really just for me as a record - not supposed to be pretty pages - perhaps good training for getting a sketch down in a ridiculous short period of time.
Trip Prep 2010_06 Travel Kettle
06- Travel Kettle
This is the second sketch that I did - the first spread I got carried away recording a conversation we had in the office and forgot about leaving space for the sketch. The conversation confirmed that the crazy thought I had about getting one of these wasn't so crazy- I discovered that someone I wokr with, actually takes a coffee machine with him on holidays. I said "why is it acceptable to be fanatical about coffee...but not tea?" To which someone else replied "People who drink tea are ODD!" Ok... I am happy to be odd.
As much as I love America - there is no way I can make a cup of tea by putting water through a coffee maker! Sorry- I shudder at the thought!
BTW the kettle is smaller than my sketchbook.
BTW2, I won't tell you about my sketchbook crisis tonight....
Trip Prep 2010_07 The folder
07- My folder
I think this will be the last journey for this folder- starting to get rather worn now. I just know that the last week(still a number of weeks away) will be crazy- so starting to get as organised as possible now! This sketch was down in an instant(looks it too!)
Trip Prep 2010_08 Refining wardrobe choices
08 - Refining wardrobe choices
I am used to overseas travelling in autumn and winter so it is a novel concept to think of cool outfits. I love wearing dresses on hot days- but they have to pass the hand wash in the basin test!!!
BTW My dresses don't look like this at all...

3 comments:

  1. Just a note from a tea fanatic. When traveling I've discovered that if I drop a tea bag (good Assam tea!) into a drink bottle, in 3-4 hours I have good coldbrewed tea. After I clear security, I fill a bottle, drop in a bag, then on the plane I have decent tea anytime I want!

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  2. Don't leave home without your travelling jug!!!! I have never been able to get over the fact that the cheapest motel in Australia has a jug and tea bags. Europe - FORGET IT!!!! Why?????? Sometimes our visitors stay at a beautiful B&B near us. The suites have a kitchen but do they have a jug or kettle? NO!!!! I always lend one.

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  3. Love the dresses, Liz. I have never made tea by putting water through a coffee maker! In fact, I wasn't aware that anyone does that. (I must be way behind the times.) 'Course I've always known that Europeans are also against the standard tea bag here (put the bag in a cup of boiling water and let it steep). I've also made tea by using loose tea in a small metal ball thing and letting that steep in boiling water. Is there other ways (and I don't mean the coffee pot thing! LOL)? Truly curious...

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