9 August 2015

Speech

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

24 comments:

  1. Methinks that you should have at least photoshopped a flower into that picture since it is for a flower show that you won.

    If I were Auntie Glad, I would have smacked you with my purse for being an outsider and usurping the local talent! (We in the States call such people "carpet baggers".)

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    1. I am proud to be a carpet bagger and as you always carry very small "purses" I am not scared Mama Thyme - not scared at all.

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  2. Oh well done Yorkie, I felt quite proud of you when I saw it on John's blog. It is a wonderful photo.

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    1. You have excellent visual taste Leishy!

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  3. You could have propped him up before taking his picture. He does look very dignified but he doesn't look to care either.

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    1. Propped him up? One can't treat people like insects Adrian - unless of course one's name is David Cameron.

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    2. Dithery, doesn't treat everyone like insects. He is most considerate of the needs of his cronies.

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    3. Cronies? I thought they belong to the mollusc family.

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  4. Well done YP. A gentleman of the road having a snooze in the sun..relaxing indeed.

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    1. In Venice he may have been known as a gentleman of the canal Libby!

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  5. That very well could've been Pavarotti having a rest between his performances of Nessun Dorma!!

    Congratulations, Sir Cedric, Lord of Yorkshire Pud and Duke of Sheffield!

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    1. Yes! It could have been Pavarotti as he didn't leave the stage of life till September 2007 - a year after this picture was taken. I accept your congratulations with felicity.

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    2. Who's Felicity? And more importantly, what does Shirley think about you hanging around with Felicity?

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    3. Your humour is devilish Lee!

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    4. "Lethal Lee" was a nickname given to me by a friend a few years ago! ;)

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  6. Congratulations YP! Did you really venture to Wales to collect your prize in person?

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    1. I hate to admit it Carol but this blogpost was a kind of fantasy so no - I haven't been over to Wales. The car prize will have to be delivered.

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  7. Oh well done you!

    I read that you had won but I hadn't seen the picture. Although I have to say I find it rather disturbing for some reason.

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    1. Is it because the picture reminds you of your first boyfriend Kitty?

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  8. Congratulations dear heart
    Miss Trimby the arts judge ( yes that IS her real name) loved your photo even though it wasnt a popular choice with the public ( my study of winnie sleeping got a standing ovation in second place)
    Well done ....... There was a lot of competition ! 28 photos

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    1. Bad luck on coming second John! Better luck next year! The ignorance of the hoi polloi knows no bounds.

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