Gransnet forums

Ask a gran

Cherie & Tony Blair

(35 Posts)
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!

Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 23:27:32

Yes, so far... tchwink


rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 23:25:36

It's time for moon

(At least this thread is fun, not like some) tchsmile

Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 23:19:31

That's the bloke! Knew I'd seen him somewhere before - blimey I think we should dispose of those cards before we get visited by a jealous Ayah...tchshock

rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 23:17:18

Back to Cherie and Tone:

I think it is a spoof, someone has been sending out a photo of their Madame Tussaud wax models and pretending the Christmas cards are really from the Blairs.

rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 23:15:14

Is it the same old Tom who has just been on the telly? You know the one, looks a bit like Michael Palin but he's about 120.

Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 23:12:57

Oh, I love that one I get every year from Old Uncle Tom - isn't he ageing well? (Probably because it's been the same card since 1970...tchgrin)

rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 23:07:01

I wasn't sure if I got it right, didn't notice your misspelling.

Of course, pride of place is given to the ones from HM, Charles and Mil, Kate and Will, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all ....


Ana Sun 07-Dec-14 22:55:52

Show off! tchgrin

And what's more, you've highlighted (to me) my misspelling of mantelpiece...shock

rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 22:51:08

Well I like Nick and Miriam's card, despite what has been said in a few circles about it.

It is taking a rise out of the traditional 'here we are playing happy couple/happy family' card sent out by politicians and others.

Love it, thanks Nick and Miz. I shall put yours on the mantelpiece.

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

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

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

Deedaa - why are you worried?

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Does the Queen play darts? Just a thought tchwink

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

That was cute, rubysong.

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

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

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.

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

I think sending cards with pictures of yourself is odd tchconfused

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

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

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

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

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.