Anecdotes

Adam & Rudolf

As we started ageing we had realised how necessary it is to keep a female around (in the sense that she will keep you out of trouble and motivate you in plenty ways , if you select wisely) which is the reason why we had both started bringing our girls friends at the time over and as I went to open the door for his girlfriends she had leaned in for kiss leaving me no option but to lean back like the guy in matrix, she then steps in with the whole family by the door completely red never have we all laughed together for that long it was such a funny moment for the whole family apart from my brother girlfriend who after 3 years is still with him.

Adam & Rudolf

M & M

One of us was asked to prom and declined the offer so the boy asked the other!

M & M

Eve & Elaine

When my sister (Elaine) caught me (Eve) wearing her dress. I was about to board the train and then I heard someone call my name across the train platform and she was standing there pointing and saying for all to hear that I was wearing her dress.  

I just quietly but elegantly boarded the train and sheepishly waved goodbye to her from across the platform while people looked on saying we were identical twins………..(A day to sheepishly remember)…!!!!!!!!

Another time, We were on set doing a music video and our costumes had been sewn together as we were playing Siamese twins.

My sister decided she wanted to go to the toilet, so we asked the costume department if they could separate us so that we could go to the toilet. Well…the answer was no and we had no choice but to go to the toilet ‘SEWN’ together.  One experience we both won’t ever forget……!!!!

Eve & Elaine

Paige & Shannon

We have several funny stories relating to our being twins, everything from tricking boyfriends to a referee stopping a football game because he believes we were the same person. 

One story that springs to mind however, is when we both used each others identity in embarrassing situations. 

Shannon getting on the bus heading home from college, slips and lands flat on her back in the isle of the bus. A girl who we went to school with was on the bus and jumped up to help her, explaining to the person she was on the phone to, what she was doing. She asked Shannon if she was okay and said “sorry, is it Paige or Shannon” Shannon responds with “Paige”. The old school friend returns to her phone call and said “Paige Farmer just decked it on the bus”

The same day, Paige was walking home dressed as a very poorly put together clown due to a fundraising day at her work placement. On her journey home, a car drove passed her full of older boys that attended our high school. They shouted out the window as they drove passed “Are you Paige or Shannon” to which Paige replied “Hi, it’s Shannon” 

Paige & Shannon

Chantelle & Melissa

From my experience of being a twin, it was always good at school when my sister and I were little. We would always get confused by the teachers as to who was who. This would be helpful if one of us did something naughty, as the teacher in the playground would not know which of us to tell off, which was funny.

We were also attracted to be friends with other twins. In school again this ended up in us all getting into trouble on many occasions, as we were all naughty & would like to push boundaries of what we could do. This ended up in us all being made to write out lines i.e. of we will never do this again, and we have learnt from our behaviour etc. I cannot say this was really a punishment as, at the time we were having to sit in and write lines in the warm. Our class mates were outside on their lunch break playing in the rain, when it was cold.

There were occasions in school also were I Melissa would have class mates of my sister Chantelle come up to me and say “Well done Chantelle! You did amazing in your gymnastics routine”, and because I was so used to this confusion, I would just say Thank you and pretend like I was Chantelle.

Chantelle & Melissa

Annemarie & Geraldine

Geraldine got cancer back in 2006. Lymphoma on her liver. She recovered from the treatment but her liver began to fail. In 2013 when at a clinic appointment with Geraldine to see the doctor about going on the transplant list, he remarked on how alike we were. Asking if we were identical? No, we said, there were two placentas when we were born. He insisted we were identical and had I considered donating part of my liver to my sister?

I did, in April 2014, both 48 years old. We have been declared the first live liver transplant between identical twins in the UK. And the consultant surgeon said our case is ” one in a billion”
Geraldine is fine now, she is working, though she now knows she has Autoimmune Hepatitis.

This story was featured on our local news programs and national newspapers, and because of this we were found and took part in, The Twinstitute, aired on BBC2 last year.

Annemarie & Geraldine

Jayne & Julie

We were both dancing and singing  in a professional theatre production.  We were performing an Irving Berlin routine with several men dancers, who had to keep partnering different  female dancers.  We had to  perform lifts and solo pieces.  When it was time for us to take our turn  centre stage with the specific  male partners we had rehearsed with, the male partners  got totally confused and ended up picking the wrong twin. As we both  glided around the stage we managed to whisper to our incorrect partners   that they had mixed us up  and we all  just made the routine up on the spot. 

We had to laugh as one of the directors came in for a post show performance feed back and said “the best routine was the Irving Berlin number”

Jayne & Julie
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