Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Cards and Lynx Bodyspray Akimbo!

 Picture 311
Way back in the summer we donned our gay apparel for a photo shoot to capture the “perfect” festive image to compliment our 2011 Christmas Card. It was a swelteringly hot day and to put it as politely as we can, we were sweating like big burly glass blowers blowing round a kiln by the time we had finished and our suits had to be sent to be fumigated dry cleaned due to our unfortunate bodily moistness.
Picture 320
When the photos finally came back for our final approval it was hard to find one where we all looked “normal”, no squints, no tongues, no sticky up hair ….
Not shunken
….. and above is our picture of choice, the three of us posing with an old table cloth as our festive back drop, not as romantic as we would have liked we have to admit ….
Monkey Christmas Card
….. but with a bit of crafty jiggery pokery from a lady we know and occassionally commission, it was soon covered up!
Mums Monkey Christmas Cards
And on Sunday afternoon we sat at the kitchen table, with the likes of  Shakin Stevens, Slade and Sir Paul McCartney playing in the background while we wrote our said cards.......
Mums Monkey Christmas Cards 2011
We each came over all warm and fuzzy ….. thinking about all our friends….
Mums Monkey Christmas Cards 2011 a
….. to quote Carol Nelson “Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home”.


KraftyKaren said...

Awwww you all look fabulous xxx

Mr. D said...

What a great card and an excellent photo. Well done to the crafty lady. Why was it done so long in advance?
I don't think there's any chance of snow where I am.
I have never heard of Carol Nelson - she must me Christmas Carol groan.

Di said...

Our card arrived yesterday and has pride of place! Thank you so much for still thinking of us :) Love, Hank and Marvin (and Di of course!) xxx

SueF said...

love the card & the sentiment is just fab, will remember that one for future reference xx


KraftyKaren said...

Whoooooo - just got round to opening the post and there is a card from you - thankyou so much - it has pride of place on the mantelpiece and it will feature again in my Journal Your Christmas!!!

Karen xx

marc said...

we got our card and its fab i have it buy my bed and every night give you 3 a showbiz kiss and a real big hug for friends like you are what makes christmas special big showbiz kiss Hugh and Marc

lynne said...

Wooohooo! ours arrived on Thursday. Thank You very much. It was so nice of you to think of us at this busy time of year.
Archie was still recovering after an exhausting morning rehearsal for the nativity play (with his new friend Murdo who lives with our music teacher)when the card arrived. I could have sworn I saw a tear in his eye when he opened the card! I think I had one too when I realised that we had been sent a 'Duchess Original'
Merry Christmas to you all♥
Lynne & Archie