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Sue Perkins on 'Giles And Sue Live The Good Life' & greetings cards

PUBLISHED: 13:03 17 December 2010 | UPDATED: 10:31 21 February 2013

Sue Perkins on 'Giles And Sue Live The Good Life' & greetings cards

Sue Perkins on 'Giles And Sue Live The Good Life' & greetings cards

Sue Perkins talks to us about her BBC2 series 'Giles And Sue Live The Good Life', and a new survey regarding writing in greetings cards...

Comedian Sue Perkinstalks about her BBC2 series Giles And Sue Live The Good Life in which she and journalist Giles Coren mount a none-too-serious attempt at trying out a self-sufficient life.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the classic BBC comedy The Good Life, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins step back in time to 1975 to try their hand at becoming self-sufficient and see if it really is possible to live "the good life".

When the classic sitcom first hit British screens, self sufficiency was the goal of an eccentric few. Fast forward 35 years and Tom and Barbara Good's determination to grow their own and conserve energy has never seemed so fashionable.

She also talks about a new survey regarding writing in greetings cards (particularly apt at Christmas!). It shows half of us dont really know how to express our thoughts in a card, so will just write a standard message for all of them. Sue gives advice to those who want to come up with something more creative.

A new generation of communication needy adults who crave more attention from friends and family is developing, according to new research from Royal Mail.

Younger people aged 18-24 years old revealed they need to receive twice as many cards, texts, social network messages and phone calls in order to feel popular on their birthday, compared to people aged over 25.

On average 18-24 year olds need at least 42 birthday greetings to feel special - 18 social media messages, nine cards, nine text messages, and six phone calls.

But over 25s are far less needy when it comes to their birthday wishes, with just six social media messages, seven cards, four texts and four phone calls - a media mix of 21 messages needed to make them feel popular on their special day.

And the study found that despite their desire to receive more cards than any other age group, 18 24 year olds are least likely to send a card to friends or relatives. But confidence in finding the right words appears to be the barrier to fulfilling the needs of friends and family, with three quarters (75 per cent) of this age group saying they would send more cards if they felt more creative.

Now comedian and television personality Sue Perkins is working with Royal Mail on a campaign to help people across the UK feel empowered to give their cards and messages the personal touch to make the recipient feel special.


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