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What the ....... ?!? Puck!!!

By Ericsamson
It’s a Bleak Midwinter’s Night Nightmare and a very impatient Titania finally collars the mischievous Puck and tells the tormenting sprite to stop mucking about squeezing juice from the petals of ‘Love in Idleness’ into the eyes of witless lovers and to concentrate on putting a ‘girdle around the earth’ with a sack full of vaccine and some pointy sticks.

Oh well; Ding Dong Merrily I’m High … must stop sneeking out to the shed for a crafty nip of Meths. 🥴 Merry Christmas everybody. Apologies for being such a slacker of late but I’m avoiding the keyboard as much as possible until I get to see the physio in early January … assuming that it’s safe to do so!!! I think we are still in Tier 3 but Matron’s Medicated Ovaltine appears to have mutated so anything could happen.

However, we have been actively engaged in ongoing world class and world beating festive pro-activity going forward and have no doubt that we will prosper mightily when we get approval for our new line of Track and Tracey Sports and Leisure Wear. Notwithstanding my aching hands I have at least managed to put the Christmas Tree up myself though the subsequent visit to A and E was a tad embarrassing. Very disconcerting when a consultant proctologist insists on whistling ‘You light up my life’ while distractedly changing the settings on the fairy lights. Still, what the sun can’t do and all that ……. 🥴

Take care all and hope you are able to have as cheering a time as is possible. Signing off for what may be some time, G. 🙂

G. 😀 🌲

With thanks to my neighbours for allowing me to take this picture of their daughter’s fairy garden which is lit up at night and very cheering. I have taken liberties in Affinity; the version is the original.

Tags: Merry christmas Humour and fun fairies and sprites

Voters: SUE118, mike9005, leo_nid and 24 more

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24 Dec 2020 3:43PM
Merry Christmas
a happy New Year !
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
24 Dec 2020 4:14PM
Let Cyril be unconfined, apart from the Dire Straitsjacket. At least we haven't had too many choruses of anything, even in Walsall, whose leading export to the world in the last 50 years has been a bloke with massive sideburns yelling 'It's CHRISTMAS!' at All and Son, dry martinis all round.

I feel liberties have been taken with the language, as well as Affinity, t'be honest. (Or is it all part of the plot for plundering a London store, or as they say in the Colonies, 'taking Liberty's?)

I'm not surprised your hands are protesting. My brain's dropped out.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2020 4:48PM
God, I needed a good laugh, thank you Sir!
May the festive spirit light up your life, or at least your nose, and may Santa's reindeer fly you to Mrs Trellis's boudoir door. After that you're on your own...
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
24 Dec 2020 5:03PM
Merry Christmas!
24 Dec 2020 5:06PM
I think you need your own TV channel, Graham! Your wonderful narrative would make an excellent starting point for a Christmas broadcast! Certainly made me smile, thank you!!🤣🤣🤣

I hope Matron and your good self have a wonderful day tomorrow 🎄🎄🎄 and that the New Year is happy and healthy one!

All the best,

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
24 Dec 2020 5:27PM
Merry Christmas Eric..SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
24 Dec 2020 5:40PM
After reading your intro' all I can add is, wishing you a Happy Festive Season and 2021 a year filled with new photographs, Graham.
PS: I think I prefer the alternative version!
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2020 6:19PM
Oooh missus! I do like a Titania or two for Christmas! Though poor old Puck is an unreliable judge of distances if he reckons that his girdle will really fit round the earth any time soon.

A delightful piece of Yuletide fun accompanied by a delicious descriptive passage about your cares and woes. Matron will undoubtedly have her hands full while she ministers to your needs with gallons of Tier 4 liquid muscle relaxant Smile

Have a wonderful Christmas and watch out for those needles: the green ones hurt the most!


P.S.: Thanks very much for your most generous Award and for the wonderful quirky humour!

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2020 6:29PM
Lovely composition...
Happy (safe) Christmas... Take care of yourself... Isabel GrinGrin
viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2020 8:23PM
Thanks for that Graham. Just what I needed.

Have a great Christmas and let's hope we can all look forward to a better year in 2021.

24 Dec 2020 9:52PM
Have a lovely Christmas both of you, looking forward to your wit in 2021.
Thank you for all the smiles in 2020.
25 Dec 2020 7:13AM
I played 'Puck' in a school play when at infant school, Graham, I wasn't tall enough to play Oberon. Smile But then, who wants to be know as the King of the fairies? Smile

Thanks for the memories and this enchantingly worked image.


mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
25 Dec 2020 9:24AM
Greetings young Master G Smile.
Have a Very ---------- (insert name of your preferred Dwarf or Hobbit) Christmas.
Blessing be upon you and Matron at this (hopefully) joyful pause in the never ending cycle of depressing headlines.
May the Elephant of everlasting peace forever crawl up your left nostril and may
your nickers never rust.
love and Peace to you both.

Add a touch of cinnamon to the meths, very soothing Smile.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
25 Dec 2020 12:49PM
Your Christmas message is certainly better than owt on the 'telly, Graham 😁👍 Lovely capture, and like your faffing for the lead 🎄🎅 Have a good one! 👍
Trev 😀
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 11:54AM
nice work the version for me

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