Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Gallery - Noses - a Big Conk for #TeamHonk


How's that for a big nose!

To celebrate 25 years of Comic Relief, three of our blogging parents - Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from Alexander Residence - have been invited to Ghana to see the difference the money has made to progress in Africa. You can read about what they witnessed on each blog and also on their website, #TeamHonk.

For Tara's Gallery this week, in celebration of all the good work that's been done, and to support our friends who return home today, the theme is Noses. So I thought I'd pick the biggest nose I could find (and what a satisfying 'pick' that was).

The big conk belongs to a character on a carnival float in Nice which we visited on a trip to the south of France in 2009. Their annual carnival is a spectacular event held in February each year. There are parades in the daytime and at night: crowds fill the street armed with cans of silly string to squirt all over each other. The floats are huge. To get an idea of the scale, see if you can spot the person with the green wig poking out from the puppet's armpit.

To see more noses, take a look at the selection at The Gallery 


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34 comments:

  1. That is seriously big! Pinocchio has competition x

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    1. This one must have been telling some whoppers!

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  2. Is it really 25yrs? Goodness. It started the year before I came to France in that case.

    That's one big nose in the pic, and I did appreciate the gag. :)

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    1. I know, I can't believe it's 25 years either. Are we that old?

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  3. Wow that is one huge honker!

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    1. You'd need a big hankie, wouldn't you.

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  4. He is truly the stuff of nightmares! You do make me laugh Mrs! I am hoping our friends are not too jet-lagged! What a wonderful and worthy adventure! :)

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    1. I'm very excited for them. What an opportunity!

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  5. Wow thats amazingly huge!! how did he not fall over?

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    1. I think he was only a torso sitting flat-ish on the float, so he wasn't going to tip over. I think the models are made from fibreglass so quite light.

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  6. That was a good "pick"! lol

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    1. There's nothing quite as enjoyable as a good pick, I say.

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  7. WOWSERS what an appropriate shot! xx

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    1. I had been dithering for ages regarding a suitable photo and then remembered this chap and his proboscis.

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  8. What an impressive hooter! Not exactly a cheery looking soul is he?! :)

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    1. He was quite evil from the front - very like the characters in Venetian masks.

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  9. I come from a family of big honkers - the concord meets the red bobble, 'Buy a poppy" my Dad always says.

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    1. I could have put a photo of my rather large crooked hooter on the blog for this theme but it's not a pretty sight.

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is a seriously big nose!

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    1. It's a good job he didn't sneeze.

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  11. I love those carnival floats - us Brit look like mice in comparison to what they achieve!

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    1. We were so surprised at the quality of the parade - so much more impressive than anything I've seen here, I agree.

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  12. I also come from a family of 'big honkers' so I know how ALW feels! You'd be surprised at the amount of 'nose-a-phobics' out there.I don't need to buy a red nose - I just dip mine in a pot of beetroot and voila!Comic Relief, indeed!

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    1. Feels good to know there are other big noses out there, Nana. I like to think of mine as a roman nose ....roman all over my face... Boom boom!

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  13. helloitsgemma07/02/2013 11:41

    It's a great image - I love Nice, would so love the carnival. Lucky you.

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    1. I imagine Nice would be wonderful in the summer: it was a bit chilly in February but a beautiful town.

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  14. That carnival sound like my kind of fun!

    Thank you so much for posting about us - we all appreciate it dearly x

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    1. It's been fascinating to hear about your trip to Ghana, Annie. And yes, you would love the carnival - loads of fun.

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  15. 25 years? I feel old! (And I think we have been visited by the same anonymous commentator - although the suggestions left for you are much more personal than for me. Good luck with the prolapse :-D)

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    1. I keep getting lots of them at the moment - all about piles and rectums! Most go into spam but quite a lot are managing to get through: most annoying!

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  16. That is quite a nose! My witches look a bit pitiful in comparison... ;o)

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    1. I still think your witches are very evil-looking and, of course, they were 'real' people which made them far more scary.

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