Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Cards

Today I have posted the village Christmas Cards. It was cold and according to my Fitbit, I've covered 6.2 miles but now the job is done.

I am now looking at sending Going Gently readers a special Christmas card but cannot quite decide on how it will look like.
Should it be deadpan bulldog festive?
A Welsh terrier card?

A bit of a gay card?

New York snow globe card ?

A Turkey lurve card?

A Slightly rude insult card?

A Christmas video perhaps?
Take your pick....the message is exactly the same

To Everyone who takes the time and effort 
To pop in here to read this drivel 
I wish you all a very peaceful and HappyChristmas 

100 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this !!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the Prof !
    lots of love from C and the cats

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  2. Despite the both of you knowing how to shake a leg or three (how long did you have to rehearse to get it right?), my vote is for the Ever-winning Winnie. I can't bear to think of her sulking if she feels unwanted.
    And I want to be the first to wish you, the Prof and ALL the 'kiddies' (of both four and two legs) a wonderful Christmas plus a 2018 simply BUUUURRRRRRRSSSSting with good health. (I think we may well have further opportunities to wish the like again.)

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  3. Wahahahahahah each one is perfect !
    My pick is Winnie !
    Your card is taking the usual 7 to 10 days.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  4. Is that bulldog Winnie? If so did you use a hammer to drive those smiling snowmen into her head?

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  5. I like them all. Merry Christmas, dear man, and thank you for the joy you bring us each day.

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  6. I had no idea Santa was gay. Mind you, I've never seen any sign of Mrs Claus, so maybe....

    I rather like the Welsh terrier card myself. But then, I'm rather partial to Welsh terriers.

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    1. You have excellent taste Nicolas

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  7. A merry Christmas to you and yours and indeed, all the reader's of your blog.
    Looking forward to more tales from Trelawnd next year.
    Thank you for your sterling work this year. Long may you continue your literary ramblings!

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  8. Who in their right mind could resist that bulldog.

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  9. So, instead, you give us ALL THE CARDS! So generous! Thank you for the dancing elf card... has the Prof seen it?

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    1. Yes.....he raised his Roger Moore eyebrow at least four inches

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  10. Something for everyone! LOL! I love deadpan Winnie.

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  11. And a very Merry Christmas to you John and to your beloved Prof and all your four-legged children and to the whole village. And please, when you see Auntie Glad give her a special hug and Kiss for me.

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  12. Merry Christmas indeed. Winnie wins for me. :)

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  13. Despite me serving goose, as one does, the Turkey Lurve card is by far my favourite. It's brilliant. The setting, the turkey (still) alive, the way your heads are turned towards each other, your quizzical if benign smile. If you had employed a stylist and Annie Leibovitz to take the shot it couldn't have been more perfect. That expression is so you, John. Lovely, lovely, lovely. If I were the Prof I'd not only fall in love with you all over again but carry that photo in my wallet to remind me in times of doubt what I ever saw in you.

    Hugs, hisses and happy advent greetings,

    U

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    1. Boris died of old age a couple of years ago

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    2. Yes, I can tell you can take gushing and sincerely meant compliments graciously and without blushing.

      RIP, Boris. One of our wider family's dogs, a beauty, was called Boris. He was as regal as your turkey. Only more dog.

      U

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  14. And a Happy Christmas to you and Chris, and your thundering herd of pets.

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  15. Those 6.2 miles must have been the highlight of your 2017's walks John - cold and a bit slippery perhaps, but full of fresh air and joyful thoughts of Christmas ahead. I do hope your villagers appreciate you doing that for them - and I'd love to see you popping one in my mailbox rather than my regular mailman! So, my favorite has to be your sweet terrier with Santa toy - but Winnie is a close second!
    Have a happy, warm and joyous Christmas with the Prof and 'kids'.

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  16. No sign of Albert, then. What a wise cat.I like the video best. Clever, and such a perfect routine !

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  17. Definitely the Elf Yourself BUT with the doggie faces as the second and third elves.

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  18. I love the one of Winnie or the one with the Welsh terrier or you and the turkey. Can't make up my mind.
    Thank you John, much peace and happiness to you and the Prof and to all your loving pets!
    Greetings Maria xx

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  19. Merry Christmas tinsel tits!

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  20. Love them all. Hope you, the Prof, and each of your furry friends have a very merry Christmas. And enjoy that new kitchen!

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  21. Thanks John for sharing your stories day in and day out. Your blog is a pleasure to read and so are the comments. Merry Christmas to you and the Prof and the gang. I vote for Winnie but the turkey one was a very close second. All the best from a snowy Ontario.

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  22. I vote for the dogs. May all your days be Merry and Bright.

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  23. I love it, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  24. Love all the cards! Merry Christmas to you both xx

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  25. A very merry Christmas to you. (I rather like the New York snow globe...)

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  26. Two favourites: the adorable Winnie (I love that lass), she has an air of superiority whilst being a bit of a flirt; and the Boris turkey one - he had a happy life. Happy Christmas everyone.

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  27. Thanks John! Happy Christmas to you and yours too. I'll accept the turkey lurve card thanks very much. :)

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  28. No favourite. They are all part of you. Merry Christmas John and the gang.

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  29. Oh the turkey one for me please. I want a turkey for Christmas ... there's room in the henhouse :-)

    Although I do like you, the prof and your funny friend dancing :-)

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    1. Have you an incubator sue? I bought fertilised turkey eggs from eBay and hatched my own

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    2. No I want a fully grown one that was destined for the table. I'm in rescue mode :-)

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  30. Winnie wins, bless her, but they're all good. I'd love to see you and the Prof. do the elf dance for real...!

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  31. The video at the end was a cherry on a very nice sundae. Merry Christmas to you and all of your animals plus the Prof!!

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  32. Many Happy Returns to You Both - Nollaig shona !

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  33. Would love to see one of you, the prof. and the entire menagerie!! I do like the Winnie picture thou

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  34. A merry Christmas to you too John.

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  35. Anonymous6:29 pm

    Merry Christmas from Canada! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the great video and cards. Wishing you the very best in 2018! Judy

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  36. Long time reader, you've become part of my day.
    Thank you for sharing your daily life with us and Happy Christmas to you, the Prof, and all your wonderful furry friends.
    Lizzie in Massachusetts

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  37. I'll take the "tinsel tits"! Merry Christmas to you and the Prof.! Now, what Christmassy thing is cooking in your new kitchen?

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  38. Something for everyone there John. Merry Christmas cooking in your new kitchen xx

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  39. You two are perfect ... and so is your other elf friend. I can't believe you got the Prof to do the dance. And he's so good!

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  40. A very Merry Christmas to you John and your Prof and to all of your four legged children and to the whole village of Trelawnyd. Please give Auntie Glad a Christmas hug and kiss from across the pond!

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  41. Have a fabtabulous Crimble! Love the video, you have such shapely legs-clearly born to dance hehehe x

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  42. I was going to vote for the gay card, of course, until I saw TURKEY LURVE!

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  43. Where are you between now and Christmas..it's only the 12th.
    But Happy Christmas just in case you're not back tomorrow

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  44. I took the last one and I'm glad I did. Merry Christmas to you and your family, John. xo

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  45. And to you and Chris, John, all the best this Christmas!

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    1. Best to you jimbo and old ronaldo

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  46. I love the dancing elves. I did one a couple of years ago with my husband and me. No one could stop laughing!
    Thank you for your posts all year. Merry Christmas to you, the Prof and all your furry family!

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  47. Love them all...even tinsel tits made me laugh out loud. But I do think that arty farty NY snow globe photo is so very pretty!

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    1. I took the photo a f years ago and have always loved it

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  48. I like the welsh terrier card.

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    1. Do you remember Finlay when he was alive

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  49. Oh, so hard to choose..puppies, turkeys, elves and a bit of smut. I think I'd have to go turkey, if pushed. Hope you and yours all have a happy, stress-free Yuletide xx

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  50. Anonymous8:52 pm

    And, happy holidays to you, too!
    Debbie

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  51. The Tinsel Tits is pretty offensive, the rest are cute. Happy holidays to you and Prof. May your new year be wonderful. Happy, healthy, etc.

    lizzy

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    1. Oh I liked it......it suits my humour xxx

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    2. Oh well that makes it okay then.

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    3. You know I'm not sexist so it's fun xx

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  52. I love all your cards but the NY snow globe is the one I like the best! Merry Christmas

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    1. I wish I kept some of the Christmas cards I made from the photo...I think it was my best

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  53. The snowglobe is nice, but a little impersonal. I think I like the tacky entertainment of the dancing elf video best. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Impersonal? It was my favourite purchase from New York many moons ago

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  54. Think I used to go out with Dancing Elf in the middle !! Met him in Tiffanys in Chester !!

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    1. He must have been gay

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    2. That's why he did not sleep with me !!!

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  55. Back at you. All the best to you and yours. Winnie gets my vote.

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  56. I like the Welsh Terrier one. Actually the photo of you delivering cards down the lane is actually a sweet one.

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    1. That was Finlay he was a delightful dog and my first terrier

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  57. What a fun pack of cards John I love the video and the Turkey one because I know the Turkey is lucky and not going to be someones dinner.
    Wishing you and the prof and menagerie joy and laughter this Christmas.

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  58. Tinsel Tits made me snort my tea. I wouldn't want to receive it but it did make me chuckle.

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  59. I love them all, a slice of life in your little Welsh world !
    Wishing you and the Prof, a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Thank you for brightening my days over the years :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  60. A very merry Christmas to you and the Prof and the whole menagerie, from a faithful lurker. You brighten my days also!

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  61. Merry Christmas to you, the prof, and all the lovely pets.

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  62. They are all good, but the Welsh terrier has stolen my heart. An early Merry Christmas to you, the Prof, and the household. May your days be merry and bright.

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    1. He stole my heart too jenny

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  63. Oh I'd choose the gorgeous Winnie, although tinsel tits comes a close second.
    Wishing you and the prof a very jolly holly Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. I look forward to a whole new year of your daily posts.

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  64. WONDERFUL!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family (human and animal). Cameron's photo's were great by the way ... love the one of Irene.

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  65. I would vote for the turkey card but also loved the video.
    A very Happy Christmas to you, the Prof, and all your sweet animals.
    Thank you for your blog. I look forward to it every day.

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  66. We will take all and cheer you on to the ballet. Have a great time.

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  67. I wish you and Chris the same, John. Enjoy yourselves!

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  68. Aww gotta love Winnie... deadpan or not. I hope you both have a great Christmas John and the furbabies keep out of trouble. Merry Christmas XX and keep blogging... you are my fave read every day xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  69. I love them all but I must admit being partial to Winnie's card! A Merry Christmas to you, Chris and all your furry and feathery children!

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  70. Festive Bulldog is a winner.

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  71. Winnie seems to be the winner xxx

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  72. Winnie is always a winner! Happy Christmas and New Year to you and the prof and your four-legged friends!

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