Trips in 2016: Parga part 1/2.



















We got home from our week in Greece (minus one day which was spent in Albania if I'm going to be completely accurate) yesterday evening. Uploading photos already the day after getting home from a trip is definitely a new record for me! I found myself home alone with nothing specific that I had to do today (oh how I love those days!) and the weather isn't good enough to make me feel guilty about spending some time inside, so there you go, the stars aligned :)

We spent a week in Parga on the northwestern mainland of Greece two years ago and loved it enough to go back a second time. This time was a bit different from the first in that we ventured further away on day trips a couple of days and didn't spend the entire time in Parga. I'll share photos from the outings we went on in a separate entry, but these are some of the photos I took when we were out and about in Parga + hung out at our hotel. Parga was just as wonderful as last time. We spent our days swimming in the ocean + hotel pool, reading under colourful beach umbrellas, having drinks on our hotel balcony, eating lots of delicious Greek food - especially Greek salad, souvlaki, moussaka and gyros and of course lots of frozen Greek yoghurt, strolling around the city's narrow alleys and climbing up to the castle to watch the sunset. It really was the best of times and while I've always said that I prefer exploring new places every time I go on vacation, I am sure that this wasn't our last time visiting Parga.

Project Life: June 2016.

June was a wonderful summer month, filled with lots of beautiful summer memories to document. I ended up with thirteen whole spreads for my album. This is one of the main reasons why I don't do physical Project Life - I would feel so restricted sticking to a certain number of spreads per month, and if I didn't, a month like this one alone would fill up almost a third of a 12x12 album!


Starting out with a spread about the month in general as usual. Calendar card from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and June stamp from Paislee Press. The journalling card, white filler card and photo overlay are all from the Everyday Edition. The striped filler card might be too, actually, but recoloured with a shade of green from the Hello Lovely Edition, which I used for several of this month's spreads (most editions have striped filler cards, I don't remember exactly which one this is from).


The first of several spreads documenting this trip. Flower + striped filler cards from the Hello Lovely Edition, journalling card + heart filler card from the Moments Like These Edition (recoloured).


Filler cards from the Hello Lovely Edition, journalling card from the Everyday Edition (recoloured). (While I often use cards from several different editions for my spreads I tend to prefer the simple journalling cards from Liz Tamanaha's editions (Moments Like These, Midnight and Everyday) and often use those recoloured to match the edition I'm currently using. It also helps make my spreads look more consistent.)


Filler cards from the Hello Lovely Edition, journalling card from the Everyday Edition (recoloured).


Filler cards from the Memories in the Making Edition, journalling card from the Everyday Edition (recoloured), "wander" stamp from Paislee Press.


Filler cards from the Hello Lovely Edition, journalling card from the Everyday Edition (recoloured).


A spread about our visit to the Solliden Palace Gardens. All cards from the Charming Edition.


Another spread about the month in general, all cards from the Charming Edition.


A spread about another outing, this time to Brösarp in Skåne, where we rode on an old steam engine train. Cards from the Charming Edition.


Celebrating Midsummer Eve. All cards from the Moments Like These Edition.


More photos from Midsummer Eve. Two cards from the Moments Like These Edition "Perfection" filler card from the Midnight Edition (recoloured).


A spread about our trip to the island of Hanö on Midsummer Day. All cards from the Moments Like These Edition.


Discovering more of Blekinge. All cards from the Moments Like These Edition, "here" stamp from Paislee Press.


Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here. Digital page protectors by Valorie Wibbens.

Life lately: June 2016.



Watching | Most notably the films Race and Cider With Rosie.

Listening to | Spotify's brilliant Sommarhits Retro playlist - lots of good old summer hits that I thought I grew sick of years ago or never even liked at the time, but find myself enjoying now because they bring back memories of summers past.

Consuming | Ample amounts of fresh strawberries + peaches and lots of ice cream.

Reading | Finished Cider With Rosie (watching the film actually motivated me to finally finish it because I wanted to know more about the story) and started Girl At War.

Visiting | Our parents + my grandfather for Midsummer.

Enjoying | All things SUMMER. The food, the sunshine, the freedom.

Making | Project Life pages. Also, I've been working on another exciting crafty project. For the first time in many years I bought paintbrushes + paint and the kitchen might have been turned into a temporary craft studio. More on this later.

Looking forward to | My summer vacation and all that it will entail, especially going back to Parga in Greece for a week, and actually making it to Meteora this time around :)