DD has safely received these celebration cards I made and sent to her in Germany and has kindly emailed me some pics as I forgot to take any. Thanks Fluffy!
Today they will attend the 80th Birthday of one of my SIL's uncles so I made a concertina tag book for the guests to sign as well as a vintage style card with some gorgeous antique mother of pearl buttons on the front.
Tomorrow they will attend the "Konfirmation" of the daughter of one of their neighbours. It's a very special occasion over there. There are two embossed gold angels on the left easel but they are a bit unclear due to the flash and behind the right hand easel there's a little pocket to hold a money gift and a card for a personal message.
This fourfold card is for their friend's forthcoming wedding and has lots of flaps and hidden messages.
Despite a dull day we went out to Chester and although we enjoyed ourselves as we haven't been there for quite some time, it was mega busy, much busier than usual for some unknown reason, as you can see from the throngs of shoppers from The Cross along Eastgate.
The ancient Cross, (looking just like a pole), can be seen in the centre front and it's here that the Town Crier rings his bell and bellows out his messages throughout the day.... the forerunner of newspapers and even the internet!!!!
We love to wander away from the crowds on the less busy Rows which is an upper gallery of shops, cafes and pubs. Just further along on Bridge Street Rows, from where I took this pic below, is a fabulous fabric and trimmings shop for quilters.
DH studied in Chester at "The College" many many moons ago so it is an old haunt we know very well.
The Clock at Eastgate which was added to this Roman Bridge in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. After Big Ben in London, it is said to be the most photographed clock in England.
Chester has a cathedral well worth a visit and has a good refectory for a rest, food and a cuppa.....
and there is so much Roman History to see. We have often walked around the Roman walls which encircle the city and once did this with a group of friends
at 2am after a night out.
Here's one of the watch towers along the wall.