There were some good entries for the latest caption competition. There were a few obvious themes as well as a number of rather innovative free-standing entries. One of the themes was cake-related, a somewhat recurring topic in the caption competitions. The most obvious theme was to do with hand gestures and more especially fingers. Matthew Oliver was on a roll with his two entries, one free-standing – ‘mirror, mirror on the wall, who has got the most hair of us all?’ [I am pleased to say that the mirror doesn’t lie!] – and one hand-related: ‘Ok so rock, paper scissors on the count of three’. A late entry by U maudgil caused me to laugh – ”Let’s play hand puppets’. ‘If I do a three-eared bunny, you can do the cow’.
However, emerging from some strong competition was Amene Mir with: ‘Please my Lord, may I have my finger back?‘
He wins the competition and will receive a copy of a recent publication.
[For any readers of a sensitive disposition, I should mention that Ken Batty has been missing a finger for a great many years, isn’t fussed about it, and found the winning entry, and several others, very funny. He is likely to be more agitated by mention of the fact that I clearly have more hair than he does.]