Breaking News in North Hampshire, UK by 30pics4jackiesdiamond

Breaking News in North Hampshire, UK

Dogwood Challenge this week is 'Current Affairs' so I thought about how to imaginatively capture the following:- the combined, double whammies of the black holes of Brexit and forthcoming election; the state of our planet and plastic/meat production/pollution; mass extinction (species - not protestors clogging up London); the security of jobs and the state of the pound-sterling. No honestly I did really think about those curent affairs!!

However, today I came across a current news item that I just have to share with you. It's made the BBC headlines and the national newspapers.

It's a Christmas decoration of a marmot. These are not native to Hampshire (or even the UK), they hibernate (so sleep through Christmas), oh and it's ski-ing (need I type more??!). And.... look who he's gone to for sponsorship!!

He's Marmite the Marmot, some love him, others hate him
Well reading the first part, I was ready to slash my wrists - total doom & gloom! I rather like this chap though! Make believe is much more palatable! 😉
November 25th, 2019  
Wonderful collage.
November 25th, 2019  
I adore marmots! Saw my first real one in the wild in the Summer in Switzerland - we were ecstatic! And yes, they do hibernate so this is quite funny. I have to say I have removed the BBC app from the front screen on my phone and I don't watch the news or read the papers anymore. I just don't want to hear it! All it will do is stress and depress me without me being able to do anything to change it. I will stick with enjoying your marmot and looking forward to Christmas :) So thank you for the cheery chap!
November 25th, 2019  
You've packed a lot of meaning into this photo!
November 25th, 2019  
that's ticked off my bizarre for today and it's only 6am here! hahaha
November 25th, 2019  
Super image!
November 25th, 2019  
Well done, and funny.
November 25th, 2019  
I truly think you have said it all Jackie - your fantasy Marmot is serving the same purpose as this link that was sent to me by my daughter:

November 26th, 2019  
Cute and fun!
November 26th, 2019  
Not thrilled with the “current affairs” in the good old USA either. If we can’t laugh, we are in real the marmot.
November 26th, 2019  
This is definitely more cheerful news than most.
November 26th, 2019  
At least sometimes we can enjoy a respite from the regular news.
November 26th, 2019  
@shutterbug49 wish they told more positive stuff
@francoise I wanted that
@amyk many hate him
@mzzhope it is that!
@thedarkroom made me laugh ? @robz
@randystreat but he's being ridiculed
@kwind a quick point n click!!
@koalagardens oh dear, things could only get better then!!
@will_wooderson really??
@casablanca was the one you saw on skis??!
@mittens thank you
@carole_sandford hope knife put away safely now??
November 26th, 2019  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Ha ha ha, no, it wasn't - but then there wasn't any snow, so maybe that's why!!!
November 26th, 2019  
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