I’m not having much luck with the titles for my RAPS post. I just noticed a major slip on the Percy shrine post from two weeks ago.
2018 shrines? Jeepers Creepers. I mean, ok, 200+ mini shrines about that *one* bloke may already look bonkers. But 2,018 would be obsessive! Corrected.
*Um* I have just realised that my “Brilliantly British” shrine comes on a day that has enough nationalist sentiment already in the UK. It is VE Day – which refers to Victory in Europe, 1945. It is of course an important date to remember, and even though it was never particularly encouraged in Germany when *I* was growing up, I was always aware of the day. For me – and for many Germans of *all* generations – it always was the day of liberation. The defeat of the Nazis, and the victory of freedom and liberty over totalitarianism and fascism. As such, it deserves to be commemorated by Germans, too. I’d draw the line at “celebrations”, though. Street parties with bunting and biscuits would not seem appropriate for Germany. Anyway, so on *this* day the RAPS reveal in question happens to have the tagline “Brilliantly British”. You couldn’t make it up…
Except that it doesn’t look British on the outside at all.
Well, it has Lady Liberty on the lid, though. Mind you, the contents definitely are British. Let’s start with the top.
You can probably tell that this shrine was made for a cat lover… This is for LoLo who has been having a bit of a rough time lately, from the UV cancellation to health etc. More reason to spoil her a bit.
I confess, I had other plans when I started working on the shrine. But somehow the concept always changes once I start working. These shrines have a mind of their own.
But well, “love love love” always applies.
Even if the shrine maker occasionally has to rant. It’s all *his* fault. 😉 The shrine has already arrived with LoLo, so hopefully it will soothe the pain a bit. Lots of love to you, LoLo 😘.
You can skip the next paragraph – doesn’t contain RA, just RL
In totally secondary news I just have to vent over my latest experience in the post office. The saga of the unpleasant post mistress continues. I popped into the post office this morning with an important shipment for an Etsy order – btw, thank goodness that Etsy still works and that people are supporting makers during this time – which had to be sent registered. I was on an early morning walk with Mr Guylty, and before I walked into the premises, he winked and wished me ‘good luck’. Little did he know… I had to bother my special friend, the b*tchy post mistress, in order to have the mail registered. When I said the envelope was for Canada, she immediately shot back at me “Canada does not accept any international post right now” (imagine that in a gruff and rude tone). I didn’t even argue with her but just grabbed my envelope off the scales and left. Mr Guylty was waiting outside. I told him what had happened and that I didn’t trust the woman. If there was no post accepted in Canada, that would’ve been flagged on Etsy (like they did in the past when the Canadian mail service was on strike) and I would’ve known. I suspected that she had given me false information. So we trudged to the next nearest PO – where I handed in my envelope and had it registered with no questions asked! Back home I checked the current list of countries that An Post is delivering to. Canada is one of the few countries that actually accepts *all* mail, and is marked as “no restrictions” on the website. Seriously, what is that woman doing? Is she merely uninformed or is she actively sabotaging her own livelihood? 😡 I’m so annoyed with her. But well, at least my letter is now on its way.
Venting over. 😤