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 ~









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