Nativity Megamug Prize Competition – guess the name of the donkey

The nativity scene in the Timico finance dept

donkey with Diane DaviesIt’s December. The radio is playing Christmassy music. I don’t mind. I quite like Christmassy music as long as it isn’t before December. It’s ok to start thinking about Christmas now. I used to leave it until Christmas Eve until the year when my wife wanted the “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” board game as a present. Pretty simple really.

Only problem is I left it until 24th December. Could I find it in the shops? Not a chance. I must have tried 10 different shops and ended up buying Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Junior with a book of questions from the grown up game plus a ton of other stuff to try and compensate.

rockin' baby JesusIt didn’t work. She was disappointed. I was totally devastated but by then there was nothing I could do other than learn the lesson which was to make sure I didn’t leave the buying of presents until the last moment. Oh boy.

Anyway I was down in the finance department in Newark only to find an amazing Nativity scene. A wonderful array of characters, crafted by the ingenious folk in accounts.

They had held a competition to see who could make the best character. The winner was Diane Davies with her donkey. There were some interesting entries, presented here for your delight, including a Joseph that looked remarkably like a white haired Freddy Mercury plus a baby Jesus who would appear to be into hard core rock. Hey, who knows?Joseph looking like white haired Freddie Mercury

So now we come to the competition of the day. I know I don’t have a competition every day – that just sounded good so I thought I’d say it. The competition is guess the name of the donkey. No Timico staff because they might have already heard it. Answers via comment.

The usual Timico mega-mug as a prize which I guarantee for delivery by Christmas. You could even give it to your nearest and dearest as a present. Or a customer you want to impress. I leave it to you. They would be thrilled.

Yuletide greetings…

Published by Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of trefor.net, writer, poet, philosopherontap.com

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  1. It looks like the Donkey might be a Daisy.

    Nice work on the baby Jesus, whoever did that. Jesus Christ Superstar?

    Also, please confirm – what on earth is the blue thing in the top right of the uppermost image?

  2. Nope not Pedro though it occurs to me that I haven’t specified it’s sex. I’m going to leave that bit vague for the moment as it will give us more naming options

  3. Not Murdoch nor Rebekah nor Ed, Brian or Sue. However Murdoch is getting closer and the name is alliterative in conjunction with the word “donkey”.

  4. Yeah ok, I’m full of cold so my brain isn’t firing on all cylinders or should that be processing on all cores.

    That’s my excuse anyway and I’m sticking to it.

  5. Obviously I got the wrong clue then, Tref! Joseph looks like ‘Freddie’ and baby Jesus appears to be dressed in rock swadling. I applied (women’s) logic and arrived at the (wrong) answer! Kevin Rudolph (American rock singer/rapper) got to No.5 in the UK charts with ‘Let It Rock’ in 2008. Er, are we allowed more than one guess? 😉

  6. Desmond it is:) Hooray. I knew Emma would get it. Well done:) One mug will be winging its way south for the winter (once you have let me have your address again coz I’m sure I’ve lost it (all part of data protection act compliance)

  7. I would also give Dave Funkypancake a pen for his Lidl Donkey entry despite not having listened to any of the clues. However because he lives in New Zealand I can’t be bothered.

    Thanks to all who played the game. Look out for another competition tomorrow. No idea what format yet but I still have plenty of supplies of Timico Megamugs:)

  8. Very different Rob. When drinking out of a Timico Megamug great things can happen. It has been said that had Mallory taken one with him on his failed attempt to climb Mount Everest he would have survived to tell the tale. Same for Captain Scott in the Antartic.

    In more recent times the distribution of the Megamugs to warring armies would ultimately have led to world peace. Unfortunately there is a limited supply and I have most of them in my possession. I therefore have limitless power mwahahahahahahahaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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