Thursday, 21 April 2016

That Thing You Did joy fold card

I wish the Grim Reaper would leave our National Treasures alone! With so many sad losses from the entertainment world this year already – Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Paul Daniels, Frank Kelly… and it’s still only April!, it feels like our childhoods are gradually being eroded. Yesterday’s loss of Victoria Wood was a huge shock and shook many people, including me, to the core. I found out yesterday, as soon as the news broke on the office TV, and actually gasped. What was also shocking was that several younger colleagues had never even heard of her. Let’s hope they seek out her back catalogue so that they, too, can enjoy the classic Ballad of Barry and Freda and so much more.

From my teens onwards, I watched Victoria Wood avidly and still think she’s the funniest comedian ever to have graced our screens. I appreciate that friends across the Pond will most likely not have heard of her but you will know her great friend and comedy partner, Julie Walters as Mrs Weasley from the Harry Potter films. They had a comedy show together in the early days and reunited for several projects across the decades, including one of my favourite sitcoms, Dinnerladies. Comedian, writer, singer, musician, actor; she did it all so well and my transatlantic friends need to check her out on Youtube. Stampers – largely being women ‘of a certain age’ will particularly appreciate her humour. 

As a taster, I’m sharing this gem about the menopause… 

hope these links work outside of the UK.

But if it’s a stamping project you’re after, here’s a birthday card I sent to a friend ‘of a certain age’ to celebrate her milestone birthday. Yes, it’s very similar to this project but, when you’re pushed for time, why reinvent the wheel? 

Linen Thread


  1. Brilliant clip - just wish you had warned me not to watch in the office and whilst drinking!

  2. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Well really. I didn't know about Frank Kelly. Victoria Wood was just fabulous.


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