Saturday, 21 April 2012

Sea Odyssey - Day 2

Day 2 of the Giant Spectacular/Sea Odyssey event. Today was grey, very cold especially when you are just standing around, and also showery.  We decided to get to the event early, so we got there an hour early. A long time to wait, but we got a brilliant spot, the uncle walked right past us.  When we got there you could hear the Uncle snoring while he slept.  After he woke, he was helped to put his deep sea diver helmet on, and then his journey began.  It says that he measures 50ft tall. Well he was immense, and some of the photos I'm going to add show the scale of how large he was.  I do think tho' that Archie was getting slightly bored near the end lol.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Sea Odyssey - Day 1

This weekend Liverpool are hosting an event called Sea Odyssey.  It is to commerate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, and it involves 2 giants + a dog. They will journey around the streets of Liverpool visiting different venues.  The story was created by a French street theatre company Royal de Luxe. The story is based on a poignant letter from a Liverpool school girl to her dad who was a 1st class steward aboard the Titanic.  Alas, the letter never reached her dad.  In Royal de Luxes' story the Little Girl Giant is on a quest to receive news about her dad, who was a stowaway and who unfortunately died on the Titanic. But unbeknown to the girl, her uncle made a promise to scour the ocean floor for the shipwreck and put his brother to rest and in doing so discovered a letter written by him to his beloved daughter. For the past 100 years he has walked across the ocean floor with the sole purpose of delivering the letter to its young owner.  Today we went and watched the Little Girl Giant wake from her sleep with her dog Xolo asleep across her lap. They were both bathed and then the 2 of them set off on their journey. I have never seen anything like this before and I was amazed on how the 2 puppets moved, and also the amount of man power it took to move them along.  I've taken loads of photos so here are just a few of this morning.  Hoping to see her uncle tomorrow.

Friday, 13 April 2012

A Very Special Birthday

My mum will be celebrating her 80th birthday in 2 weeks time. I wanted to make her a card that would stand out from the other cards she will hopefully receive. Thats why I decided to make her an easel card. It also gave me the opportunity to play with my Grand Caliber and grand nesties for the card as I hadn't used them before. The papers I've used are 1st Edition called Love Letters. I thought the Tilda stamp I've used was so appropriate. I have ordered my mum a cake, but I'm not going to attempt to put 80 candles on it lol! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I'm entering this card into 2 challenges
Totally Tilda Challenges - Challenge #44 - Happy Birthday
Midweek Magnolias - Week #6 - A very special birthday

Monday, 9 April 2012

Just Giving - Alzheimers Society

My husband is a fanatic bicycle rider. He's always entering cycling competitions. This year he has entered the Isle of Man End2End Challenge. Instead of just cycling for fun which is what John normally does, he has decided to try and raise money for the Alzheimers Society. If anyone is interested in reading Johns story on why he wants to do this, then please click on the link below and if you are tempted, please sponsor him (no obligation at all tho').