Wednesday 14 June 2017

Frou Frou Fun!

I’ve given this blog entry a great deal of thought… and decided to go ahead with it!

It happened, there’s no point pretending it didn’t, and let’s face it, it’s very funny indeed.

For those of you who saw the show the other day, you’ve probably already guessed what I’m talking about.  For any readers who still don’t have a clue, let me tell you about the time the lovely Jenny Cleary and I had our Frou Frou Moment!

We were on air, innocently going about our business, when we featured a new die, and a picture of it popped onto the screen. 

It’s a die that basically is a rather elegant young lady wearing a summery dress and high heels.  It’s a beautiful die that has the usual Tattered Lace snippability – for instance you can cut into the design and use the dress as an embellishment, or create a two-toned dress with lots of cut out pieces if that’s more to your taste.  Well worth having…

Here's the lady who caused all the trouble!
The unfortunate thing (well, unfortunate for Jenny and I) was the actual name of the die… it’s called Frou Frou.

At this point I’d better explain to those readers who don’t know… The phrase ‘frou frou’ (pronounced to rhyme with ‘shoe-shoe’) means many things, chiefly among all the definitions is “something which is very frilly”.  

However in certain parts of Britain, ‘frou frou’ is a pet name for… erm, that most private of all ladies’ areas.  If you see what I mean.

So when Jenny saw the name of the die she couldn’t believe it, and dissolved into helpless fits of laughter. I’ve never seen or heard her laugh as much as this.  And this was happening live on air!!!

“Who made that name up?” Jenny asks, and you can hear in the background laughter coming from the crew. Jenny was laughing so hard she couldn’t speak, so I tried to say a little about the qualities of the die but didn’t get very far as I found Jenny’s laugh far too infectious and I couldn’t keep it together either, especially when Jenny collapsed into hysterics, started thumping the table, and grabbed my arm, snorting loudly!  I was giggling so much I could hardly breathe and both of us had tears of laughter.  Neither of us could string a sentence together! Someone in the gallery thought it would be a good idea to move away from the die that was causing so much merriment and show instead a picture of some glue and applicators, but we were laughing so hard, as were the crew, that no one could say anything about the glue – or anything at all really.

In case you missed it, below is the link to the video.  I apologise for the low quality of the video – it was taken on a mobile phone from the TV – but although it’s low quality, I think it will still make you smile!

One minute and forty eight seconds of sheer unprofessionalism… and Frou Frou Fun !!

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