Jason, Cissie, Thelma, Shannon and Queenie are busy planning. To keep their strength up, they make frequent visits to the fish and chip shop, and keep themselves supplied with mounds of cream cakes, smoked salmon sandwiches and buckets of tea. The plans for the wedding and the reception are finished, and they have sorted out who is going to live where after the wedding. Queenie has decided to stay in London, and is going to take over Jason’s flat and shop in Lewisham, so she has a bit of distance to the others. Jason and Shannon are moving into Thelma’s flat, and the shop downstairs is empty, so he will be selling his *antiques* there. Thelma is moving into Cissie’s flat, as she has loads of space, and they are going to do a flat-share. Jason has sorted out a lot of
Off they go, and arrive, as planned in the evening in Düsseldorf . Valerie is pleased to see them, and has cooked dinner. They are tired, so after a 'light' meal of Schnitzel, chips, salad, bread and butter and a few litres of German ‘Alt’ beer, they hop into bed.
After breakfast the next day, they drive to Zons, a little medieval walled town on the other side of the Rhine. They drive through the town, and cross the river on the ferry, and explore the pretty little town, with its quaint old houses, mill, tower, and little watch-towers on the walls. Shannon and Valerie have to forcibly stop Jason buying more
On the Friday they go around Kaiserswerth, where Valerie lives, and love everything there, especially the ruins of the Imperial castle. Valerie and Shannon stand at the top, and Jason is downstairs on the tow-path, pretending to be Romeo and calling to his beloved Shannon to come down and join him, much to the amusement of passers by, who probably think he is an inmate of the psychiatric clinic…. They drive around in an old yellow jalopy, and have fun.
Pictures of Zons
Pictures of Kaiserswerth
The Castle ruins in Kaiserswerth
Outside a shop in Zons
The Tower in Zons, once used as a prison
The Mill in Zons
The first card shows them in the vintage car, Jason driving, Valerie in the middle and Shannon at the back. Unfortunately she turned round just as the photo was taken, so you can’t see her face….
The second postcard was taken at Zons in front of the Church. Jason just cannot behave!
The flea-market goes well, and Jason and Shannon manage to sell everything they have brought, which will make a good contribution to starting up the new shop. Back home, Valerie has to keep saying 'NO!' as Jason wants some of her books and other bits and pieces, but no chance! On Sunday they set out early, with enough food to last a small army a week or two, and arrive safely in London, with an empty van and full pockets.
For Paint Party Friday, I have used the remains of my *wild and reckless* paint from Monday's SOC. I have called my painting *Profiles*. Okay, the name is not exactly original, but I still had fun making it! I have used acrylic paints and Adirondack sprays from Ranger.
And here it has been digitally altered and changed to neon red:
Okay, the end!
Have a great weekend you all, have fun, and thanks for coming by!