Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Memories (Seasonal Linky): This is my Highly Unorthodox Christmas Memory

Bring yourself back to the year 1990, this would have made me six years of age! This was also the year the Kellogg's Christmas Ad with the little blonde girl in the pink onesie was first broadcast. I remember it so well and so vividly, I remember the neighbours and family so excited about the ad because it was me in it (one such neighbour rang our doorbell at 8pm saying they just saw me on it)! There was no mistake it was me and I had the pink onesie.


Mum told me that the ad was filmed a year or two before and that we went to Ardmore Studios in Wicklow where I met the other two kids who were Canadian.

Growing up I loved telling friends and reminding family about my Christmas ad and I took great delight in this. I knew one day Mum and Dad would hand over the royalties (or so I believed) I used to ask is this why we always have Kellogg's Cornflakes in the house (according to mum yes, we got a lifetime supply and they are dads favourite too). 

Even when I met my husband in 2007 I shared this delightful bit of information with him and of course he told EVERYBODY! According to him it must also explain why Christmas is my favourite time of year. So without fail for every Christmas for seventeen years (yes a whole seventeen years) I went on oblivious to the fact the whole things was one big, fat, gigantic, elaborate, unorthodox Christmas lie. That is until after some research and a few questions I could not answer cropped up. The little girl in the ad was in fact played by twins Alexandra and Holly Stapley.

Also I can't blame my Dad for this lie I'm putting this all on my Mum, she told me she didn't want to break my heart and tell me the truth so she kept it up all that time. Dad would also be seen looking another way and never getting into the conversation. I should have twigged things sooner as it wasn't Dad telling everyone (like a proud parent would) it was me, and it would be Mum smiling and agreeing that it was. I was devastated when I found out, I felt like all my Christmases came tumbling down on me and I was left the fool. I soon got over that, and now I can have a good laugh about it. Every year since finding out I meet someone new to share my Unorthodox Christmas Lie Memory with, and now I've decided to share it with you.


This is part of the Seasonal Linky by Naomi of Dr. How's Science Wows. You can read more links over on her blog and you will be sure to have a great read of her blog too!


26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Awe thanks for sharing hun, that's quite a story!!! Lol xx

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    1. I'm definitely not going to live this down after writing about it for everyone to see lol. I thought I would share so everyone could have a good laugh this Christmas :) xx

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  2. Hahaha I love it :') We used to say it was my sister because she had those same pink pjs and even though she wasn't born until 1996, it was still her!! xxxx

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    1. Thank you Nicole :) Looks like we all have a story to do with the wonderful Kellogg's Christmas Ad xxx

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  3. Wow that has got to top any Christmas memory out there!! What a funny one, your poor Mum probably reached a point where she realised she couldn't back out of it! Wonderful memory thanks so much for sharing.... I will never view that ad in the same way again!

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    1. So glad to have made your day with my Christmas Memory. Supposedly mum didn't want to break my heart haha x

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  4. I can't decide whether this is hilarious or devastating. I'm so disappointed that it's not you!

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    1. I don't think I will ever get over it completely Claire lol x

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  5. So funny (and devastating!) - a little white lie that turned into a web of deceit... I kind of wish you had never found out and then I would know the girl in the cornflake ad..

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    1. My mum proved to be quiet the actress she would probably make a great poker player come to think of it :-D Sometimes I wish I never found out and I could go back to living in my bubble of Christmas fame x

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  6. Thanks for the smile (sorry 🙏), what a tale to tell.... Will Lillibug have a similar one, lol 😁

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    1. No problem Eimear glad to have put a smile on your face today :-) I'm sure along the way Lillibug will end up having a similar tale to tell x

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  7. Oh this is such a brilliant story!! I was all excited for you at the start, your poor Mum - can't belive it went on for so long, I will think of you too every time that ad is on.

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    1. I was so excited too I thought u was famous lol Also can't believe I fell for it for all those years!!! x

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  8. My mouth is still open after reading that - I believed!!

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    1. Lol we all believed! I hope you get over the shock x

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  9. I totally believed it was you....so no wonder you did!!! And the 'lifetime's supply' of Kellogg's Corn Flakes bit too!!!!! Thanks for sharing, if you're going to have a false memory it might as well be a good one!

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    1. Thank you Jordan you are right it might as well be a good false memory ;-)

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    1. Lol now don't forget it is me every time you see the ad haha ;-)

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  11. Oh god, I am laughing here and crying at the same time. That's just brilliant. I Love it!

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    1. So happy to have made you laugh :) now just remember every time you see the ad it's me Sshh x

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  12. OMG! That's so funny/terrible/shocking. You must have died a thousand deaths. Well done getting over it and sharing your story and may that be a lesson to us all lol :D

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    1. Thanks Dee, I'm still reeling over it, I think I should seek out some therapy sessions haha

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