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Cherie & Tony Blair

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Riverwalk Sun 07-Dec-14 15:21:14

..... just what were they thinking of when sending out this Xmas card! shock


It's just so awful.

I'm not very photogenic and usually hate any pics of myself, especially taken unawares, and I know the press have always delighted in printing unflattering pics of Cherie but for goodness sake, I presume they had control of what went out in their name.

If Cherie's right hand were not on TB's chest I'd say that she was squeezing his balls!

Soutra Sun 07-Dec-14 15:23:28

And to think they presumably chose this as the best out of the pictures taken!tchgrin

loopylou Sun 07-Dec-14 15:26:32

Clearly have grossly inflated opinions of what is a good photo too...thank goodness I am not on their distribution list, would give me nightmares having that on the mantelpiece!

glammanana Sun 07-Dec-14 15:28:34

Have they seriously ever looked at the finished result ??

Riverwalk Sun 07-Dec-14 15:30:45

Maybe the printer sent out the wrong proof! tchgrin

Deedaa Sun 07-Dec-14 15:50:43

Years ago they sent out a family picture as their Christmas card. Their unfortunate daughter was sitting at an angle that made her thighs look vast. Any mother with half an eye for style or proportion would have vetoed the picture and insisted on a more flattering one; Cherie, having neither, was apparently happy with it and probably thought it meant she didn't look too bad herself.

janeainsworth Sun 07-Dec-14 15:52:15

Unusually, I am lost for words tchshock

ninathenana Sun 07-Dec-14 15:57:39

But where is her other hand river ? grin

A similar comment was made on HIGNFY .
I have always thought Cherie one of the most un (non ?) photogenic women in the limelight.

Katek Sun 07-Dec-14 16:13:56

There's something wrong with the proportions.....her head looks half the size of his and her face seems slightly squint.

NanKate Sun 07-Dec-14 16:16:24

I know it is cruel to say but when Cherie smiles she reminds me of a letterbox or Cruella de Ville in 101 Dalmations.

Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 16:19:54

I think it's just a cardboard cut-out of Tone.

Probably couldn't spare the time to post in person! tchgrin

Marmight Sun 07-Dec-14 16:35:05

I really can't understand why people send Christmas cards with photos of themselves. I thought Christmas was all about the birth of Christ, Angels, Shepherds, Kings, Bells, Churches etc.. Why on earth do they think anyone in their right mind would want that on their mantlepiece tchshock

Greyduster Sun 07-Dec-14 16:36:59

He looks terrified - and crickey, who wouldn't be!

KatyK Sun 07-Dec-14 16:37:22

I think sending cards with pictures of yourself is odd tchconfused

rubysong Sun 07-Dec-14 18:27:55

I once received a photo card of some children I know dressed as Mary (with doll), Joseph and an angel. It was really delightful. Their costumes were nighties and tea towels and the angel was jumping up in the air. It looked as if they were having lots of fun. Apart from that I wouldn't be impressed. All the party leaders' card photos were shown in yesterday's Telegraph.

Agus Sun 07-Dec-14 20:19:04

I would love to see the expression of distaste when her maj receives this tacky card!

vampirequeen Sun 07-Dec-14 20:25:34

That was cute, rubysong.

MiniMouse Sun 07-Dec-14 20:25:57

Does the Queen play darts? Just a thought tchwink

annodomini Sun 07-Dec-14 20:44:47


rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 21:02:54

When I received it I thought 'Oh, now what, do I bin it or put it on display?'

Not wishing to be boycotted by my friends, neighbours and family, I shredded it. tchgrin

Nonu Sun 07-Dec-14 21:11:04

Blair looks as though his wife is giving him a wedgie !

Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 21:11:13

I blacked a couple of Tony's teeth out, drew some little horns on Cherie's head and put mine in pride of place on the mantlepiece! tchgrin

Deedaa Sun 07-Dec-14 21:28:35

Worryingly I rather like Ed Milliband's card which is just a nice picture of them playing with the children. It's when people start "posing" that it all goes horribly wrong.

GrannyTwice Sun 07-Dec-14 22:16:03

Deedaa - why are you worried?

Deedaa Sun 07-Dec-14 22:34:38

Well when has anyone suggested that Ed looks good in a photo?