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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 10:01

A double layout I did last night. You all must have realised by now that I am completely captivated by China and all things Chinese!!




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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 10:40

Oh Patty - you never disappoint. These are fabulous.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 13:03

Smashing colours and love the circle of buttons.

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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 19:34

Gorgeous....but....i need a story to go with it please, tell us all about what you saw....heard etc.

Otherwise perfect. x x x especially love the buttons and chequerboard pattern and the bottom pic on top layout x

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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 20:24

Well China, Goaty, is one of those places where every prospect pleases. You pop round a corner in a small out of the way village and find some spectacular piece of architecture, or a chap asleep on a concrete bench as in the pic. Some of the places I went to on this visit were without water, electricity, any form of comfort, yet the people were always happy and smiling. If it pours with rain, they simply take off their shoes so they don't get spoiled. The mothers wash their kids in the rain, or in the river (which often seems dirtier than the child itself). The building with all the little drawers was the apothecary - where they brew up all kinds of Chinese medicine in a room where not only the apothecary works, but the wife cooks, the kids do their painted letters, the chickens and pig runs round the floor and the "patients" join in the lunch if it is cooked in time. I am totally captivated by China and want to return time and time again for longer and longer trips. Only trouble is, although it is really dirt cheap once you get there (a massive double suite in a five star hotel in Wuyi Shan was only 20 full board!!!) the cost of the visa if you travel alone is prohibitive. It cost me 100 this time, but goes up and up every time. And thank you for asking!! xxx

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 22:07

I love travelling the world through your tales, lots of places I'd like to go to and you set the scene so well, please don't stop.

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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 22:35

More please Patty, i would never travel alone, not nearly brave enough.. I am sure Maria would come with you..and i would be second on the list.

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Post by gingerjo on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 22:42

Amazing Patty, love your story.

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 22:53

Fabulous, Patty.

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Post by kimb on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 23:48

lovely patty and suzy thanks for asking for info ,i wanted it too . love the apothecary piccies id love some drawers like that in my craft room

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Post by Guest on Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 8:09

No good asking Mia to come .... she only likes luxury and clean places and always says she doesn't want to go to anywhere even vaguely resembling anything ending in a "stan" !!! I love travelling alone and it makes me proud to think I can do it, just as my Ken wanted me to continue to do.

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 11:31

I'd come with you, Patty. I don't mind a bit of muck and tat. Mr Green

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Post by Maria on Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 12:01

pakistan, kurdistan, afgahanistan..... I rest my case. No thank you. I prefer developed countries Im afraid.

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Post by Guest on Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 14:15

There you are then Lorraine, I always knew you and I were on the same wavelength!!! You'd be more than welcome.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 17:37

So China would be OK then Maria, LOL

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Post by Lorraine on Fri 17 Dec 2010 - 11:02

Patty wrote:There you are then Lorraine, I always knew you and I were on the same wavelength!!! You'd be more than welcome.
Shall I start saving? Jeez, we'd have a great time, lol.

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Post by WeirdCat on Sun 9 Jan 2011 - 13:21

Lovely LO, I like the buttons and the hinge. Travelling to under developed countries doesn't hold any appeal for me either but it's a moot point as I don't have the money anyway, I'd go on my own though without a problem

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