Have a go at our next caption competition (above) and win a prize of Fairtrade chocolate!
Send your entries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post (postcards only) to:
108-114 Golden Lane
London EC1Y 0TG
Entries must be received by Friday 21 February.
Here is the winning entry from last week:
So, Aladdin, you rubbed the lamp and a stranger with incredible power appeared. . . (Chris Hammett)
AS LENT approaches, Epiphany seems a long time ago now — but don’t let that stop us:
- There were also wise women from the East (John Appleby)
- Gold, frankincense, and myrrhkel (Ian Barge)
- Have you heard the one about the three wise women? (Valerie Budd)
- We said step forward Melchior, not Merkel (Brian Stevenson)
- Angela’s Epiphany: ‘Excuse me, gentlemen, I seem to have mislaid my crown’ (Denise Sharratt)
- Angela indicated how much gold she would bring if chosen as the third wise man (Vicky Lundberg)
- An Angel(a) was trying to sneak from Luke’s into Matthew’s version of the story (Ian Walter)
- Psst! Wollen Sie ein Kamel kaufen? (Richard Crockett)
- Epiphany season; so Gold, ja; Frankincense, ja; but Merkel? (Clive Wood)
- Gold, frankincense . . . and make way for the Myrrh-kel (Chris Stone)
- Bitte. One wise woman coming through (Bridget Swan)
- Boys, move up: it never was a case of three wise men! (Johnny Douglas).
The country’s slow-motion divorce from the European Union is an ever-present reality, however:
- This is the amount of wriggle-room the UK will have in the Brexit trade negotiations (Patrick Irwin)
- Hopefully, they won’t find me here, and I can escape Brexit discussions (Sue Chick)
- For the British and Brexit I’ve brought a pot of myrrh, about this size (Nicholas Varnon)
- I’m looking for the EU (John Twidell)
- An interloper at the State Opening of Parliament (Andrew Greenhough)
- I fear we’re not out of the woods yet (Robert Shooter)
- Chancellor Merkel reminded the guests bearing gifts from Berlin-Brandenberg’s partner diocese, London, that next year they’ll need import permits (Shaun Clarkson).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- Angela of the North butts in’ (Peter Walker)
- Another German Chancellor trying to break through the Eastern bloc? (Chris Coupe)
- The Chancellor settles a boundary dispute between Prussia and Saxony (Richard Hough)
- I say, be a good royal and step back, would you (Francis Berryman)
- Sorry, lads, the advert should have asked for gap-year volunteers for urban ministry (Ray Morris)
- Peek-a-boo! (Jonathan Haigh)
- Is there room for a little one? (Richard Strudwick)
- Migrants are most welcome (Janet Stockton)
- OK, give us the password and we’ll let you through — and it isn’t Gandalf (Lesley Cope)
- With Markle no longer wishing to be a senior royal, Merkel noticed a small but feasible opportunity (Edward Martin)
- No, I said it would take a miracle to knock this production into shape! (Ben Cohen).
As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate: www.divinechocolate.com.