Going to be silly and nostalgic today as I write to you from my parents’ house in Bearsden.
I went to a dinner for those who’d helped organise the Craigmillar and Niddrie Community Festival on Sunday evening.
One of the participants, a lady called Heather Henderson whom I’d not met before spoke about the origins of the festival and the involvement of her, her family and a man called Johnni Stanton (who had a poetry award in his name in the revived festival), in the creation of works performed at the festivals. There is great info on the archive in various places so you can look that up if you wish.
My silly and nostalgic blog today is going to highlight an iconic advert from my childhood. It seems Heather’s sister, Faye, went on to become an actress and, while she had various roles that were mentioned, I was star struck to learn on Sunday night that she was in the Knorr Stock cube adverts!!
There were three of these ads – each a classic. All are available on YouTube. Since the festival meal on Sunday, this one has been playing in my head and making me chuckle.
For those who know, they’ll know. For those who don’t, this will be an education. All I’m going to say now is ‘pea and ham, from a chicken’ and leave you to finish the sentence…..
Tomorrow I hope normal blog service will resume!
Jennifer’s blog #52