Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Churros, Chocolate and fake Instax

One of my favourite things about Spain, was the food. In particular, the breakfasts. Here's why...


On our first morning in Granada, we went to a little cafe-come-bar on the corner, teeming with life, people dashing in, leaning on the counter, smacking down a handful of coins and calling for an espresso before gulping down in one and making a beeline for the door. It was a fantastically chaotic place to people watch. I tried tostadas - hot, toasted rolls smothered in peach jam - but my favourite was the churros, cooked to order, and - more importantly - with chocolate.

That chocolate was thicker than double cream, completely sinful and filled with the deep, silken, rich flavour of molten cocoa. Nigella eat your heart out. A couple of Euros bought me three churros and a cup of this deliciousness to dunk them in. And, needless to say, once the churros were gone, I drank the chocolate.

I wanted to get all this into a page, and I turned a couple of my pictures into fake-Instax pictures. An idea shamelessly "borrowed" from Evalicious.* I felt it gave me an extra pop of interest while leaving plenty of journalling space. I need my journalling space. As far as hidden journalling goes, (Shimelle's blogging prompt number 2), I don't want it to be hidden. I like everything to be there on the page so that no one has to take the album apart to read it. Maybe I'll change my mind one day, but for now, if I don't want anyone to read it, I simply don't show it to anyone, or put it up here.

And now, I'm going to put my marking aside and catch up with last night's Glee. My form informs me that it is "epic".

Kisses xxx

P.S. Does anyone know anywhere in the UK I can get hold of some of these We R Memory keepers divided page protectors? The shipping was astronomical from the US - more than the entire order so I cancelled. Sad face!

*I couldn't possible confirm rumours that I ordered one of those beautiful new travel journals. Although one of my 2011 resolutions is to do more travelling...

11 comments:

  1. ah the excitement of glee..............wait til next weeks when ...... oh that would be telling but last weeks episode was just fabulous in the usa, lets just say about time too!
    loving the spanish chocolate page, sounds gorgeous and travel is a BIG yes,
    Jo xxx

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  2. I made myself some divided page protectors when I couldn't find any on line in the UK. Just sewed along ordinary 12 x 12 ones. Meant I was able to get the exact layout of sizes that I wanted.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL blog post! Love your pictures and your LO is STUNNING!

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  4. I always love to see your layouts - and this one in particular has reminded me why. I love how you get stuck right in with the handwritten journaling! That's the kind of scrapbooking I love.

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  5. Oh! Chocolate for breakfast. Sigh!!!

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  7. Sarahs cards have the American crafts PP's and some smaller WRMK ones. Love Churros!

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  8. Capture the Magic have some on and off, Kalulu (sp) have some designs. I'm waiting on my Two Peas order, yes the P&P was awful but I got so many bargains that it makes up for it totally. Just waiting to see if I get clobbered for the VAT and then the handling. Good luck with your search and thank you for sharing another fabulous layout!

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  9. Hi, i know this is a funny place to look for WRMK divider's but check your local TK Maxx, i came across loads of their stuff at my local last week, and grabbed a baby pink 12x12 album with patterned paper's and a pack of divider's all for £11!!! made my week lol happy hunting :)

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  10. Ooh it sounds delicious! That is a fab photo too :)

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