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Lion Scarf Day: The Official Lion Warming Day: The Press

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on May 28, 2007

Once one lion was warmed we swiftly moved onto the rest of them. The vision was to join all four lions in a liony extravaganza of loveliness…

And it was all going rather well.

Lion One done.

Lion Two done.

Lion three…

What was that? They want us to what?! Oooooh…

So the press descended upon our peaceful lion uniting plans and turned them into something which wasn’t quite the vision I had been seeing in my sleep for the past six months but was still pretty marvellous to behold.

They wanted as much scarf as we could get around one chilly beast (seemed unfair on the rest of them, but that is the press for you) for a photo opportunity.

So with our giant knitting needles, a couple of promotional-raising-money-for-Cancer-Research smiles and feet swinging in the wind we climbed between the paws of the favoured beast and got bescarfing.

“Throw the scarf over ‘is ‘ead!” They shouted from below. We tried our very best but the wind wasn’t having it. And to be quite frank it was a scarf, not a hat! Honestly!

Hard as we tried it wasn’t going to work. So in the end the press has to do with the scarf just being round his neck. Which I suspect the lion was quite pleased about too.🙂

All the scarf throwing made for a very nice photo though (Image: © Laura Porter (2007), licensed to About.com, Inc. Reproduced with permission).

Once they had calmed down it was time for some serious photo taking. Look over here, smile, don’t smile, cheer, now look over here, climb up the side, pretend to arrange the scarf, climb down here, hold this banner, smile, don’t smile, hold this other banner, hold these needles, Laura here, Lauren here, Laura there, Lauren there, all with a giant Lion purring in our ears too. 🙂

ITV news appeared and did an interview with me. I can’t remember much of it except that my voice sounded incredibly posh and the lady interviewing me kept nodding encouragingly like I was at school.

All in all it was absolute media madness. Which was sort of the point.🙂

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