Sunday, May 06, 2012

Spaceman and Giants

Happy Sunday ...
It's a beautiful sunny morning here in the UK and it's bank holiday weekend too ...

This week my adorable great nephew Ross celebrates his 10th birthday ... He's into all things 'space' and can tell you every planet in the solar system ... and give facts and figures! 
I was hard pushed coming up with a card for him ... so I went with the Space theme


I took an image from the internet for my background and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the astronaut ...


I made a flag and added some stars ... I hope he likes it

Before I went away ... here in Liverpool we had a spectacular event ... in commemoration of the 100 years anniversary of the Titanic ... 

100 years ago a little girl named May who was 10 at the time ... wrote to her father who had taken a position as a bedroom steward on the ill fated liner ... she lived here in Liverpool in a house that is still standing and occupied ... her letter never arrived ... and her father perished ... 
In honour of this ordinary little girl ... we were treated to an incredible 3 days of  a Sea Odyssey ... 

A little girl (30ft tall) and her dog woke up in one of our parks 


Giant puppets that became so life like 


Their eyes were amazing ... and the dogs' antics ... so lifelike

The little girl was looking for her uncle ... and he was looking for her ...
He was a diver who rose incredibly from the river Mersey ... a 50ft giant 


Over 3 days the people of Liverpool followed them both on their search ... watching them walk, shower and sleep ...


until they were finally reunited in a tender moment that had the people in tears ...


They hugged and the little girl did a dance of joy ... 

The following day the city waved goodbye as they all sailed off together 


There are lots of videos on You Tube ... just Google Liverpool Giants and be amazed at the wonderful display ... the incredible feat of the people working these puppets ... swinging like acrobats on ropes ... 
The fantastic dance of the little girl ... 

And most of all ... enjoy my City

Before I leave you ... please take a moment to look at the picture on the upper left of my blog ... Madeline McCann has been missing for 5 years now ... Her Mum is from my home town ... I can't begin to imagine what it is like for her ... I can but pray that one day she will be found safe and well 

Till soon

~ Ros ~









11 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW...this is interesting!!! Lovely photos... And your card is wonderful... hugs...xoxo

Heather Jensen said...

What an adorable space card. You did a fabulous job putting that together. So very resourceful!

Those are amazing pictures. I will have to check out You tube. :)

Hugs~

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful card for your great nephew! Perfect! Loved the pictures of the giants and what a feat of the pupeteers to manage those giants! Love the story too! We have been seeing the Madeline McCain story in the news over here. So sad.

Sylvia said...

What a fun birthday card, for your 10 yr old nephew. So very clever how you put it all together. Sunshine for you sounds nice. It was hot and humid yesterday, 95, but is a cool 66 this morning after rain last night. Am off to take the cats out and check on the garden. Have a wonderful evening, Ros!

Sue said...

Thank you Ros for a wonderful post.

The space card is amazing, just the job and he will treasure it.

The story of the Titanic is heart-rending. It's amazing how every story from the ship still speaks to us today.

I saw the puppets on TV, but that's no consolation for not actually being there.

I still miss some aspects of Liverpool.
And of course Madeline is another story to focus on and wish her safely home. I hope they fnd her soon....so much time has gone by, but there is still hope and renewed hope.
:)
xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fab card for your nephew Ros! Love the space theme! Happy Birthday to Ross! Those photos are AMAZING! :) TFS

Tracy said...

You did a fantastic job on your spaceman card Ros. Totally cool cut! I'm sure he'll love it. :-) The puppets are amazing. So much work and time went into those. Thanks for sharing this interesting event from your hometown. :-) Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

Boy is Ross going to love his card! You and your cameo work miracles together! Lovely photos of the Liverpool event, must have been very impressive indeed!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful card. Perfect for a little guy.. I just love your photos. That must have been a awesome site to see...

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy birthday to Ross, and looks like a fun day out!

lauren bergold said...

oh HOW COOL is that??! i have a feeling this is the same ppl who did "spider in the city"? it HAS TO BE surely? i can't wait to go watch this on youtube now, it looks AMAZING! i soooooo envy you geting to see it IN PERSON!!!!!! ♥♥♥

ps: the space man card is awesome, as well; you are already an EXPERT at the silhoutte, not that this surprises me in any way!!! :)

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