I received these with an Etsy parcel a while ago, the Japanese Flying Crane. It is the symbol for good fortune, longevity, hope and peace as well as representing fidelity. Apparently, folding one thousand cranes is said to have health attributes. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for various shapes and designs if you so desire.
I could do with some hope and good fortune as my Depeche Mode dream was shattered this morning as they announced yet another cancellation for this weekend. My friend and I have decided to continue with our trip to London (there is still shopping to be done after all). And some good fortune that came our way was that the hotel have transferred us to a 5 star luxury hotel in Mayfair which we probably couldn't have afforded otherwise, so hopefully we will still have a good weekend.