A hush descends on Trelawnyd Village Hall as prize-winning photographer Sir Cedric Yorkshire-Pudding coughs to steady his nerves. It is the first time he has been back to Wales since his quaint holiday cottage in Rhyl was torched by The Sons of Glendower and he is very conscious of his Englishness. All eyes are upon him but he finds the penetrating stare of Aunty Gladys especially unnerving.
"It is with humility and gratitude that I accept first prize in the flower show's world famous photographic competition - "Relaxation" section. The award is a tremendous honour and one that I did not expect in my wildest dreams..."
Aunt Gladys harrumphs and exits the hall mumbling curses in Welsh.
"...I should like to thank various people including Steven Sasson the inventor of digital photography, Johnny Gray The Trelawnyd Flower Show Secretary who encouraged me to enter the competition, my parents for skilfully conceiving me in the harsh winter of 1953, the people of Trelawnyd for vigorously supporting the Annual Flower Show and the subject of my winning photograph - an Italian vagrant who I spotted snoozing in a sunlit back street in Venice in October 2006. Lord knows where he is now. Probably at the bottom of The Grand Canal. Thank you my friends. Thank you!"
There is much foot stomping and thunderous applause and then The Mayor of Trelawnyd Professor C. Gonefora-Burton presents Sir Cedric with the keys to a brand new VW Golf - courtesy of North Wales Volkswagen, Llandudno Junction. The paparazzi are invited to the front of the stage for an exclusive photo shoot and Sir Cedric grins like a laughing horse.
|My winning photo - Trelawnyd Flower Show 2015|