My friend Ruth and I visited Istanbul's Grand Bazaar in October and at the time I wrote loads about our experiences. However, the journalling on this page just describes the Grand Bazaar itself and the pics are a series we took in a mirror. Made harder by the enthusiastic shop keepers trying to take a picture for us and sell us their wares at the same time. In the end, I didn't get a good one of us, but I thought it was a good story :D
The good pictures of piles of pashminas, carpets, fezs and huge piles of other merchandise will go next to this page in a divided page protector. As will the stories of our specific bargaining adventures.
This page came together quite simply though. While I was watching telly, I paperclipped together a lot of odds and ends on my table and like the resulting stack. I whacked the photos on top, and most of the page was already done!
I took the stack apart carefully, marking in pencil where each new layer would go so that I could glue it all together securely. So I thought I'd share the process of all those layers coming together. You can see the pencil marks all get hidden as I reassembled the stack.
All that was needed was a title, a bit of journalling and the odd punched butterfly!
P.S. SNOW???? Really? On Friday I got sunburned sitting out in the pub garden!!!!