A Step Forward

plumandfinch:

It was Timothy who found it, the worn, dust covered bear. He froze, heart dully beating in his ears and Shelagh, noticing the way his face had paled then reddened all at once, padded over. “Timmy?” she ventured softly. “I forgot”, he breathed, “It was Mum’s.”

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sincerelyrobink:

this-unruly-heart:

this-unruly-heart:

my-little-yellowbird:

on-the-right-road:

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…
Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Thanks for posting! 

Okay, my fellow timeline aficionados, here we go… Near the end of this article, the writer says Laura is halfway through filming the series and filming the Christmas Special now.
Given that journalists have gotten Laura’s age wrong from the beginning and the actors themselves can’t remember some of their scenes, I’m taking it with the teensy-tiniest grain of salt.
But the reference *could* explain why baby Alice is 8 months old — because she’s in scenes beyond the CS — and this little sprog is 3 months old.
I wonder if they shoot all the baby scenes early in the schedule?

Bloody hell, forget I said anything. “This little sprog” is *also* Alice, now identified as 3 months old in this article but by Laura this week as 8 months old…
My observation re: journalism and actors gotchas still applies.

I think one of the things that has to be remembered is that television shows and movies aren’t generally filmed exactly in the order in which they air.  So they could very well have shot the early scenes of the CS with tiny Alice and then waited to complete the episode — shooting other parts of other episodes — so that they could use the same baby when she was a few months older.  Yeah, the timeline is weird and they might be guessing a bit off, but it’s not unusual for actors to begin filming episodes other than the first one that will be aired.
Now: are we gonna talk about Main and McGlynns being in State Fair together? Because my heart may have just exploded.



To be (State) Fair, we don’t know when this interview took place and I think filming started in May which was… 3 months ago, so baby Alice should only be SIX months old now if the interview took place not long after filming began. I think I give up trying to make sense of it too!

sincerelyrobink:

this-unruly-heart:

this-unruly-heart:

my-little-yellowbird:

on-the-right-road:

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…

Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Thanks for posting! 

Okay, my fellow timeline aficionados, here we go… Near the end of this article, the writer says Laura is halfway through filming the series and filming the Christmas Special now.

Given that journalists have gotten Laura’s age wrong from the beginning and the actors themselves can’t remember some of their scenes, I’m taking it with the teensy-tiniest grain of salt.

But the reference *could* explain why baby Alice is 8 months old — because she’s in scenes beyond the CS — and this little sprog is 3 months old.

I wonder if they shoot all the baby scenes early in the schedule?

Bloody hell, forget I said anything. “This little sprog” is *also* Alice, now identified as 3 months old in this article but by Laura this week as 8 months old…

My observation re: journalism and actors gotchas still applies.

I think one of the things that has to be remembered is that television shows and movies aren’t generally filmed exactly in the order in which they air.  So they could very well have shot the early scenes of the CS with tiny Alice and then waited to complete the episode — shooting other parts of other episodes — so that they could use the same baby when she was a few months older.  Yeah, the timeline is weird and they might be guessing a bit off, but it’s not unusual for actors to begin filming episodes other than the first one that will be aired.

Now: are we gonna talk about Main and McGlynns being in State Fair together? Because my heart may have just exploded.

To be (State) Fair, we don’t know when this interview took place and I think filming started in May which was… 3 months ago, so baby Alice should only be SIX months old now if the interview took place not long after filming began. I think I give up trying to make sense of it too!

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…

Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…

Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people. — (via branchesnroots)

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nonsolokawaii:

Booboo and her friends =^_^= | via

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Love this image of Laura Main watching her first scene with baby Angela (courtesy of her appearance on Good Morning Britain today).

Interesting snippet: the tot who plays Angela is called Alice and she’s now 8 months old. I guess that means the Christmas Special / Series 4 picks up a few moths after the end of S3…

Love this image of Laura Main watching her first scene with baby Angela (courtesy of her appearance on Good Morning Britain today).

Interesting snippet: the tot who plays Angela is called Alice and she’s now 8 months old. I guess that means the Christmas Special / Series 4 picks up a few moths after the end of S3…

Laura Main looking lovely on the Good Morning Britain sofa this morning.

sincerelyrobink:

The TV Choice Awards Twitter chat got me thinking about what Patrick & Shelagh’s reactions would be to computers and the internet…
Inspired by this picture.

sincerelyrobink:

The TV Choice Awards Twitter chat got me thinking about what Patrick & Shelagh’s reactions would be to computers and the internet…

Inspired by this picture.

In honour of the best of Turnadette days I have decided to update my avatar…

instantespanoramicos:

Second pic today. I’m dead

instantespanoramicos:

Second pic today. I’m dead

nevermorecertain:

TURNER KISS IS IMMINENT

OMG

OMG

*faint*

After reading various tweets I was thinking to myself ‘today is a VERY good day’ then I saw this tag. Happy, happy, joy, joy. :-) :-)

atearsarahjane:

I THINK THIS IS A NEW PICTURE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!
IT LOOKS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL BECAUSE SHELAGH IS BEAMING AT PATRICK AND THERE IS SO MUCH EYESEX!!! IT’S LIKE IT WAS TAKEN A FEW SECONDS AFTER THE OTHERS!

AM I CORRECT OR SCREAMING OVER NOTHING?!?!?

atearsarahjane:

I THINK THIS IS A NEW PICTURE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!

IT LOOKS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL BECAUSE SHELAGH IS BEAMING AT PATRICK AND THERE IS SO MUCH EYESEX!!! IT’S LIKE IT WAS TAKEN A FEW SECONDS AFTER THE OTHERS!

AM I CORRECT OR SCREAMING OVER NOTHING?!?!?

Becoming Mum

my-little-yellowbird:

Saturday, on-the-right-road answered a Nonnatun distress call and found the fanvid I was looking for. As payment, I’ve written a fic at her prompting.

"I’d love to see a scene featuring Shelagh’s first real Mother’s Day. I’m presuming the wedding hadn’t happened by Mother’s Day 1959. (I know it’s corny, but I’m a sucker for sap!)"

I may have cheated a bit on the “real” part. This takes place mostly just before the wedding. 

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This part may be a bit long, so feel free to scroll to the Read More thingy. I’m going to be a bit self-indulgent. Sorry if it floods your phone, but it must be done.

I lost my mother when I was 12. We had a very strong  support network, and my family came through it ; everybody’s healthy and (relatively) well-adjusted. But, as you can imagine, it sticks with you. It’s been a (very) long time, and sometimes I feel it as intensely as the first day. But that’s a good thing. Even though my mother is gone, she is teaching me things every day, and it’s my goal to pass that on to my children. 

I have a group of friends, all of whom have lost their mothers at a young age. There’s a special connection that blooms when you meet another member of the “club.” It’s quite unique, and I can’t really explain it. Or maybe I have. I think this connection exists between Timothy and Shelagh, and I hope I’ve given you a glimpse into this relationship.

I connected pretty viscerally (can visceral be pretty?) to this story idea, and decided to run with it. I’m so glad I did. I’ve been smiling all afternoon, thinking about my mom.

So, thanks, Roady. I owe you one!

This fandom must be the most wonderful thing to come out of the internet. And thanks for indulging the ultra-post. 

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This is absolutely lovely, thank you so much for creating it. You have captured Shelagh & Timothy’s connection perfectly, both the pathos and the comfort of their situation.

my-little-yellowbird:

on-the-right-road:

For my-little-yellowbird: Turnadette fanvid (not mine!!!) set to ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ by Pink featuring Nate Ruess.

YOU FOUND IT! THAT IS IT EXACTLY IT!!!!!!

Roady, you are the greatest detective known to the world. So send me a prompt of your choice and I will not sleep until I have completed it. 

For the uninitiated, you are in for such a treat.

If the creator of such wonderfulness is out there, I worship at your altar.

I didn’t exactly ‘find it’ - I had saved it to my computer because it was one of the earliest and best Turnadette fanvids out there. :-)

I will sleep on the prompt if you don’t mind - no need for you to lose sleep either! (Or miss the fireworks?) I love your writing so it’s bound to be a treat worth waiting for…