Sunday, 2 January 2011

Penguin Talk!

I thought I would begin 2011 with a competition/challenge/giveaway all in one, especially as some of us are experiencing a very bad Winter with lots of snow.   This picture was taken in the village where I live and so I made Jane's penguin and superimposed it.  What I am asking you to do is to write a caption for this little fellow standing in the snow and you can even name him/her if you wish.

The best caption will win this cute little penguin holding a 
holly tatting shuttle


To make it fair I will not be the judge, instead I will get somebody quite independent who doesn't know any of you in blog land!  Also you have up until the 8th January to take part, the winner will be announced a few days later as I will have to give my judge suitable time to choose the best caption.

This picture was taken by a local newspaper photographer when I was very small, and the caption read "Orphan of the Storm".  My parents had left me whilst they went skating, from what I have been told.  Your caption doesn't have to be that short, only please don't make it too long, short and snappy is often the best.

So good luck and to get you into a penguin mood this is a calendar designed by the cartoonist Chris Masters of Eric the penguin fame, and it hangs in the garage to remind 'Im in there' that the temperature is very low at the moment, in fact just right for penguins!


Before I waddle off just thought you might like to know what the strange looking object in my last post is going to be used for, thanks to those who tried to guess, some of the answers were hilarious. Well as you can see it is a cuff link holder, that fooled you!


WISHING YOU ALL A PEACEFUL 
AND HAPPY 2011

31 comments:

  1. Oh, dear... I think I took a wrong turn!

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  2. You sure were a cutie!
    Fox : )

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  3. mMy caption--I must have taken a wrong turn- I don't remember there being any treew in Antarctica!!!"

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  4. It looks like he's looking for his friends, so I think he's saying...

    Where did everyone go? It's time for the belly slide competition. Last one to the bottom of the hill is a polar bear.

    Neat cuff link holder, I'd have never guessed that.

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  5. Oh, I remember that picture in the paper. You were a cute kid - wonder what went wrong, eh? Only teasing. That's what big sisters do - tease!!!

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  6. love the picture my caption is "oh dear where's the sea gone?"

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  7. Which way to the South Pole? I think I'm getting close now.

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  8. My caption: "Where is the ocean? I need some fish!"

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  9. I wish I had thought to bring my G.P.S!

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  10. My Caption:- I've heard of climate change, but this is ridicules.

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  11. ".... and I have miles to go before I sleep....."

    Of COURSE it's a cufflink holder!! - now why didn't I think of that! :)

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  12. The male penguin finding himself lost realized maybe he should of asked for directions after all.

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  13. what's that! I'm sure I heard something.

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  14. I know it is a little late, but "Walking in a winter wonderland..."

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  15. harumpff! Snipe's hunt, my flipper!

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  16. You were a very adorable little 'orphan' LOL!

    Thank you for a neat giveaway. Here is my caption,,,"Hmmmm,,,this must be what they mean by 'Global Warming'!"

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  17. i t'aut, i t'aut i saw a tatted girl penguin come this way... hmm, which way did she go?

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  18. Think with the tatting shuttle the caption should be 'Bert, it should be one two picot, one two picot, one two. Close.'

    Stay warm - Robert, in northern Iowa.

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  19. Really cute picture of you as a child! And adorable little penguin too.

    "Emperor Penguin, King Penguin, Royal Penguin . . . Little Lost Penguin"

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  20. Why did the penguin cross the forest?

    To get a warmer tux . . .

    Girl Far From Home

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  21. My caption: "Where did I go wrong?"

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  22. 98..99..100 Coming ready or not!!!!

    love the photo of the younger you.

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  23. my caption
    Is that the Kerson's garage up ahead? Am I in time to get a shuttle?
    .

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  24. Forgot to say . . .
    Happy Epiphany.
    Hope the Three Kings left you nice things.
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  25. "over the river and thru the woods to Grandmother's house we go ...."

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  26. "Which way through these woods to Puffin-Town? I have brought, from the penguins to the puffins, a peace offering of muffins."

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  27. Wow this is going to be so hard for my judge!!

    Joanie who could not access the comments sent these suggestions via e.mail.
    I'm lost!
    Which way do I go?
    Which way did he go?
    I wanna go somewhere warm!
    Where did I park my sled?
    Which way to Miami Beach?
    I don't belong here, I'm an African Penguin!

    There are quite a few there so if any of you want another go, before today is over then please feel free.

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  28. Opps missed out Joanie's first one - sorry

    Over the river and through the woods to ... Jane's house!

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  29. "This lace tuxedo just isn't warm enough for this weather"

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