Friday, 4 April 2014

"I met the Queen of England and all I got was......

....a bottle of 12 year old malt whisky, a haunch of venison, a jar of quince jelly, some chutney, a bottle of beer, a tin of shortbread biscuits and a jar of honey"

Any suggestions for a caption?

Poor Pope Francis. Here he is trying to be humble and unworldly and, bingo, in pops the Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh who immediately goes into his Greek salesman pitch appearing to ask the Holy Father how much he is prepared to pay for a bottle of the 'O be joyful'.

I can think of more appropriate gifts for the Vicar of Christ than a Co-op hamper.

Westminster Abbey would have been nice. No need to gift wrap it Your Majesty.

And,  reports indicate that Pope Francis will give the hamper to the poor of Rome. 
Enjoy! As they say rather annoyingly.


  1. LOL! I'll share this post on twitter!

  2. So what gift would you have given Pope Francis, Richard.....apart from one of your mugs, that is?

  3. What about the Catechism of the Catholic Church??

  4. Meanwhile, simple, humble, "poor church for the poor" gives a baby a lapis-and-silver orbis cruciger. A baby... who will one day lead a heretical, schismatic sect which murdered and oppressed so many saints.

    So, glorifying the princes of men: simple, humble, a good thing. Glorifying God: self-absorbed, promethean, neo-pelagian, a bad thing.

    To quote Varro, credimus esse deos?

  5. Caption - On seeing the bottle of Balmoral Single Malt whisky a halo appeared around the Holy Father's head.

  6. Now, now, be nice. The Holy Father and the Queen both reign by the Grace of God.

    1. Good to hear from you Mack and, as you know, I am always nice, just a bit naughty at times.