Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxing Day

The Queen has her official photograph paraded around the internet at Christmas, so this old Queen will have his....... This is the official post Christmas day photograph at Bwthyn Y Llan
And yes, i do look like the wreck of the Hesperus
( I adore the way that Winifred is hamming it up)

71 comments:

  1. I can't find word to say how lovely this photo is, I just love it.
    Enjoy your boxing day John.
    Briony
    x

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  2. It beats Lizzie's photo hands down.
    Happy Boxing Day...
    Susan x

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  3. Fantabulous photo, just love it. Beautiful sunny morning here in Shropshire, I hope the sun is shining on you and all the menagerie too. x

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  4. Just look at that big cheesy grin on Winifred's face.....

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  5. I second sooze's comment! and you look just fine for an "old queen".

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  6. Brilliant photo - just wonderful. (I wonder if The Queen shares her bed with the corgis?)

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  7. the cutest photo happy boxing day :)

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  8. Where are you - can only see your gorgeous mutts :)

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    1. Think yourself lucky you can't see his gorgeous nuts.

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    2. I just KNEW you'd pop up with that one!

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  9. I can't believe I'm using this word, but that photo is precious.

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  10. Love it! Although I must say that you and Winnie have the same expression on your faces....

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  11. you and Winnie both look pleased beyond measure...nothing like a happy family to make the holidays...

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  12. Love it! You and Winifred look extremely happy....enjoy the day!

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  13. Just makes you feel happy looking at it!
    Bless you all!

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  14. Would you look at the big fat smile on that bulldog.

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  15. But look at all those beautiful dogs with you!!

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  16. Hahahaha! You need king-sized bed, my friend.

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    1. My thoughts exactly.

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    2. He's just go out and find more animals to fill it.

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  17. coolest pic of all!!!!!!!!!

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  18. and just look at the size of winifred!!!

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  19. Great photo! You do need a king size bed for sure! Where's Albert?

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  20. Perfect Photo, John ! Merry Christmas to you, Chris & the Menagerie from us here North of Wiarton & the Checkerboard Aussies. xx

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  21. That's next year's christmas card sorted then....

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  22. lololol.......brilliant!........and all the dogs looking the same way.

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  23. This is just about the funniest pic you've yet posted. When it came up I shrieked like a big Nelly, waking up nearby Blackso. The look on your face alone is worth a million - and as for Winnie's, well hers is just priceless. Oh, my sides! (I'm going to 'save' this pic for my 'Blog Treasures' file!)

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  24. Love that George is front and center !

    cheers, parsnip

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  25. I second the motion that Winnie looks well pleased with life!! Great photo and all the best for 2014.
    Barb

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  26. love that the dogs are all under the covers! Loving the bedstead!

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  27. What a lovely photo,, one for the album, John!

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  28. Wot! No little piggies gone to market? The rest of you are mighty comely.

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  29. That's a lovely photograph! You DO need a goat in there too. We love to snuggle. Unfortunately if I was to snuggle in there with you I'd butt all the dogs OFF. Tee hee. xoxoxoxo

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  30. Who could be a Republican in the presence of such majesty *bows* (To Winnie of course!)

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  31. Best picture of 2013!!!!!

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  32. This photo would make an excellent Seasonal Greetings card. Think about it John. The whole world would be able to see what we can right now. It's brilliant.

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  33. Where's Albert?
    And your photo is much, much more interesting than the 'official' portrait. And shows a whole lot more love too.

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  34. I love this photo. Everyone looks so happy.

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  35. Very heartwarming photo! Season's Greetings to you. :)

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  36. Winifred's expression says it all ........ Happpiness is .......

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  37. I love the royals, but think your "official portrait" is much more fun!
    Cheers to you all.

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  38. Fantastic picture :-)

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  39. If Winnie were to swell with one more ounce of pride at being part of your family, she would burst. I love the way she is making goo goo eyes at Chris as he takes the photo. Lovely group portrait to commemorate Winnifreds' first Christmas as part of the family. I hope everyone enjoys Boxing Day.

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  40. oh look at you and your hairy babies!... Merry Christmas darling xx

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  41. I LOVE that photo. I'd like to print it out and frame it. It makes me smile.

    Love,
    Janie

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  42. A truly glorious sight. x

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  43. Fab photo! I just love how happy Winifred looks. She loves her new family, doesn't she. George is pretty perky, too! I understand why Winifred has her own bed, she occupies a fair bit of space! But you do need a king size bed, methinks.

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  44. I was just thinking you don't have enough dogs!

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  45. You can tell a person by their dogs. Once again, I say, you have a large heart.

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  46. Thank you all for your comments..... Winnie WAS smiling at the camera.....she does so try to win chris over at every opportunity
    William looks like grommit....does he not?
    70 - 80 mile an our winds have hit trelawnyd this evening!

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  47. This is so ..... YOU! I like it so much I had an impulse to use it short-term as my desktop image.

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    1. Only short term?

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    2. All right. Until the tenth puzzled glance from someone.

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  48. That's the kind of Christmas-Photo-Card that you should send to Buckingham palace! You are looking quite majestic with all your 'subjects' around you.

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  49. What a great picture! Winny looks quite pleased.
    Stay safe with that wind!

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  50. What a lovely cosy bundle of fur. Vx

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  51. It's hard to imagine anything more cheerful than that photo. Although I have a twelve-pound cat that prevents me from so much as rolling over in bed, so I think I'll forgo the fuzz brigade, myself.

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  52. Never mind how cute five in a bed look. What I want to know: Why is that frame not dead centre above the bedsted? And who chose the wallpaper? And where - or rather how - does Chris fit into your sleeping arrangement? Also, I admire - not for the first time - your pristine bedding. Talk about a white Christmas and optimism.

    Other than that my life is getting more and more complicated. Good job you and one or two who shall remain unnamed are not in the market. Otherwise I might forget myself. On the eve of my last wedding (1982) I swore that that would be the last time of me tying any knot short of going sailing. I don't have many principles I stick to like Superglue but do endeavour to be as good as my word. Still, John, as I have said before and no strings attached, if you need a milk parlour maid (come to think of it:Why haven't you adopted any cows yet?) or someone to collect eggs I am all yours. My scramble to die for.

    May all our (and Albert's) last few days of 2013 be happy ones.

    Affectionately,
    Ursula

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  53. Lol
    The frame is a watercolour of a country church
    Painted circa 1920

    The wallpaper is from Laura Ashley and is called ( I think) old rose
    I picked it..
    I wanted a faded " 1940s " look

    As for the bedding Ursula......it's NOT as pristine as the photo may suggest
    X

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  54. Winifred is doing a great job of impersonating Winston :-)!

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  55. A photo in a million. I love the way the Scottie hogs center stage. xxx BTW Where is Albert?

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  56. Is Winifred moonlighting in Eastenders now? Under the name of Lady Di?

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  57. Fabulous photo..... You're blessed!!!

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