Thursday, May 02, 2013

You're the Best and Liverpool History

Hello ... Thanks for popping in
My Aunt is doing well ... I got to speak to her on the phone this morning and she is walking about and in no pain so as you can imagine I am thrilled!
She recently had the all clear from her oncologist too ... 5 years cancer free ... She's one amazing lady!

In just over a weeks' time ... my great nephew Ross will be celebrating his 11th Birthday ... I really don't know where the time goes ... And you all know how much I love this little guy
Here's a card I made for him


Using those lovely MME papers "Be Amazing" 
which is just what he is


I made the balloon using my Cameo and also cut out the numbers
I also used the PTI 'Birthday' die and the stamp ... 'you're the best' was from a set sent to me by my sweet friend Linda Robinson


Last night we went to a local History talk which included dining at the Marc Pierre White restaurant in Liverpool


The food was delicious ... albeit minimal Lol! And the talk was interesting ... We have such an amazing history ... Did you know that we once had a huge castle here?


Castle Street is now the home of the Town Hall but the original moat is still underground  - and like London we too had a "Tower" (of Liverpool) ... Dirty dungeons which are still under the building that now stands in it's place ... Tower Buildings - an office block.
When the excavations began for Tower Buildings around 1856 ... they discovered an oubliette with a perfectly mummified body of a Roundhead soldier...
For many years I worked in the city and never knew what was under my feet ... which was probably just as well!

Have a lovely day 

~ Ros ~




24 comments:

Sylvia said...

So glad your aunt is doing well! Medicine has come a long way, hasn't it? 11 years, your card is so cheery, your nephew will love it. Have a fabulous Thursday, Ros!

Sasha said...

Fabulous card for Ross. I love your balloon and lovely banner, Ros.
Pleased to hear your aunt is feeling good after her op. She will be pain free....at last! x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such great news about your Aunt Ros! Love the birthday card for Ross! That 3D balloon is so cool! Love hearing the history about your country! Such a gorgeous place to visit ~ it never gets old!

Linda R said...

I am so glad to hear you Aunt is doing well. I bet that is a huge relief. What a cute card. Your little nephew is going to love it. Thanks so much for the shout out. :-)

Hugs~

Heidi said...

Beautiful card!
You should be happy with this card. It's gorgeous.
So glad to hear that your Aunt is doing fine:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi sweetie, love your beautiful card and the balloon popping out! I'm happy to hear your aunt is well.
Thank you for sharing the castle story, I love history and especially UK-history (have to admit that I'm quite a lover of all things English, and French). Actually, my CCCB post coming Tuesday will feature a tiny bit of UK history plus two of my photos of... the Tower of London. Ain't that just a funny coincidence!

Big hug and happy day,
Wendy

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Ros, love the 3D effect of the balloon. Interesting bit on Liverpool's history there too, you never stop learning hey...

Lynnda said...

Beautiful ..fun and fabulous card Ros...Glad your Aunt is doing well... interesting history!.. Hugs..x

Tracy said...

So glad to hear hour aunt is doing so well. That's wonderful news! The card is fabulous. Love the fun banner and that wonderful dimensional balloon. Happy birthday to Ross! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such an awesome card for Ross! and so much fun too!

Davi said...

Exciting news about your auntie Ros!! Your card is amazing!! That hot air balloon is the BEST and Ross will surely be delighted with it :) I always love to hear about history, sounds like a fun evening! Have a great weekend ;)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wonderful news about your aunt. Thanks for the interesting history lesson too!
Love the card for your GN, banners, kites and hot air balloon, all so cheery and appropriate for him :)
Have a lovely weekend Ros.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the hot air balloon with those FAB papers! What a perfect B-Day card for your nephew! GLAD to hear your Aunt is doing so well! Interesting history lesson!

Ira Huberts said...

So happy that your Aunt is doing great Ros! She's one remarkable lady allright! As are you, thanks for the history lesson, always nice to hear something new and the card you made for your great nephew is just perfect with the kite and balloons! Hugs, Ira xox
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Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your card is sooooo sweet! I love the banner and the ballon and the kites... I am sure Ross is going to love it!!! And great news about your aunt!

Charlene said...

Wonderful new about your Aunt!!! A dear friend of mine who is 54 was just diagnoised with stage 4 lung cancer and it has spread to his bones and blood...Not very good I'm afraid :-( ...I HATE cancer!! but its great to hear about your Aunt!! Your card is wonderful!! He will love it!!!

lauren bergold said...

so very pleased your aunt is doing well, that has to be a big load off your mind! what a fun and fab birthday card, too, you are just THE MASTER of the cameo!!!!! ♥

Diane said...

Super cute card...perfect for an 11 year old...what an interesting bit of history...don't you just love it, that all this time your never knew what you were walking on...alos am glad your Auntie is doing well...have a nice week!

Barbara said...

Great news about your aunt! And then such a cute card - your nephew will love it. I share your amazement at what's going on "underneath your feet". I find information on things like this amazing.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow I love your card! The balloon looks amazing! TFS! :D

Heather Jensen said...

What a darling card for your nephew. I am so glad to hear your aunt still remains cancer free. Always great to hear. :)

June Houck said...

This is so much fun! I am loving the 3D hot air balloon :)

Happy birthday to your little nephew, Ross and I am happy that your aunt is doing well too.

Sandy Ang said...

what a perfect card for an 11 yr old celebrating his bday!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab birthday card!! I really enjoy your 3 D elements!! Love your little snippets of Liverpool history too!

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