Monday, 14 July 2014

July Journal Page and 'leTour de Yorkshire'

the Yorkshire flag, proudly flying
What a busy few weeks it has been. Unless you have been in away from the media, you can't help but know that the Tour de France has been to Yorkshire this month. It was an amazing experience, and I think that the general consensus has been that we 'have done ourselves reet proud!'

All around our area, yellow bicycles, bunting in the colours of the 'maillot' or jerseys of the various race leaders appeared, our local market town even made national news, because of the bunting made from little woollen jumpers, knitted by the willing public. Some local politics and some ridiculous health and safety - the bunting had to be removed from the lamp posts, in case they bent when the jerseys got wet!

all these little sweaters are hand knitted by people from all over Yorkshire!
hastily made bunting on our house!
'The Black Prince' in Leeds City Sq
The actual day dawned bright and sunny, despite heavy rain overnight, and in true British spirit, we settled down to wait, by playing games of charades, drinking wine and waving giddily with excitement, every time a policeman or a promotional vehicle came past.
playing welly cricket in the middle of what is normally a fast, busy road!
the peloton finally arrives!

close up to some of the toughest athletes in the world!

So, it seemed only fitting to include some wheels and bunting in my July journal page. Some of the stamps I used in this page are ones I made myself, and after some of my regular monthly journal clubbers asked to make them some, I decided to open an Etsy shop and sets are available to purchase here