Monday, 5 January 2015

Caption competition


At the back end of August David and I visited Shugburgh Hall and got co-opted into being part of a group of people holding hands (with 161 strangers – that’s not terribly British!) around the largest yew tree in Europe. It was being filmed for an episode of BBC1’s Glorious Gardens from Above and screened in the UK early in October. We didn’t see it then as we were preparing to leave for NZ. David finally tracked it down on the VPN the other day. In his inimitable dog with a bone way, he examined it minutely and found us. David said I am one of the few adults who featured with my own medium close-up. See, fame does come to those who wait …

So, David has captured an image of me and the woman who is signing the narrative.

Your mission, ladies and germs, should you choose to accept it, is to create a caption for the photo. All entries will be published so use asterisks freely if required. You can add your entry as a comment below, but if that proves difficult, then email them to me at         marilyn@cherswud.com

The prize will be your choice of a packet of Griffins gingernuts (the world’s best) or a bottle of NZ sauvignon blanc (also the world’s best).

See, my blouse and backpack are colour coordinated, but if I'd known I'd be on TV I would have worn longer sleeves - note to self, when fame is knocking on the door, rush off and change to more appropriate clothing: batwings are NOT attractive ...
BTW, if you want to see the episode because you are interested in the yew tree and Shugburgh Hall, type in Staffordshire as additional info to aid your search. It is a very big tree …


5 comments:

Alf said...

Come fly with me (sorry 8-) ) prompted by the comments.

Les Biggs said...

David I' he got her up to £2 each for the extras fee.

Les Biggs said...

I have asked if the camera could film my good side.

Bron Marie said...

In case my other comments haven't worked - just caught up on your blog, congrats on the house - looks great, no caption and booking in to share a NZ SB with you on your return xxx

Marilyn McDonald said...

Hi Bron and Bob, I'm a bit behind on your blog, but will remedy that shortly. An SB when we catch up will be lovely - as well as a meal together I think, don't you? We are making progress with the house and garden - lots to do but none of it critical. Need to get some prioritising done and a bit of a plan - work habits die hard, I think ... Mxox