There were, as usual, some good and inventive entries for the caption competition. Perhaps not surprisingly, the lampshade figured fairly prominently. Some of these lampshade-inspired entries made it to the shortlist. Rob Cadman neatly managed to link the lampshade with my hand movements: ‘Lord (Norton) levitates lamp shade while shuffling invisible pack of cards’. (I multi-task in different contexts.) However, the runner-up and winning entries were unrelated to the lampshade. seanjm72 came close to winning with: ‘Lord Norton was concerned that this game of hide and seek was not being taken seriously by all the participants’. However, the winner, by a nose (or a shade), was Pendragon with:
Following the departure of Hugh Bonneville, the recasting of the Earl of Grantham left a lot to be desired.
If Pendragon would like to get in touch, a copy of Reform of the House of Lords will be despatched.