Erm…I know the nursery rhyme is about buying a white “american” hat (whatever that is) that will scare everyone…..so let me make a guess, are you referring to the wierd hats on the home page of “Hello Kitty”? Yikes, those hats are enough to give kids nightmares!
Or am I just making it too complicated, and I should just listen to Tadpole charming me with her sweet voice and wonderful command of French?
Oh, I’ve just overworked by brain, I think I’ll have a drink.
Didn’t understand all that but if it was recorded after the sickness than I’d say Tadpole is back on form. Think she said something about scaring the cat and the hospital being closed?
As for going to a pub in Norfolk – are you meeting JonnyB by any chance? Long odds on that, as I know from experience there are hundreds of pubs in Norfolk – enough said.
Have been drawn into your blog in the last week or so and you end up in Norfolk where I (mis)spent many a summer. May I ask which village pub? Have so enjoyed reading your experiences (likewise in Paris for 10 yrs with bilingual daughter and son). Well done for keeping your SOH throughout. Lisa
If only all sponsor-led messages were so much fun to listen to.
I wish the weather was a bit more cheerful for you. Sadly, it seems a bit drab at the moment. Evidently you’ve picked one of England’s 330 days per year of overcast weather. What are the chances of that? ;)
As an ex-employee of “Lord” J. (you will know to whom I am referring!), you are the delight of my heart! Having come through a prud’hommes unscathed and 25,000 euros better off (although my lawyer grabbed 30 percent), my advice to you is “Enjoy it!” See it as “life is but a stage …” etc. If you are taken to Appeal, do not despair! My case took four years but the best part was at the Appeal Court where a judge took to me as a reviled and battered over fifty “thrown to the dogs” by a cruel employer.
It’s not the money that counts, it’s that Truth must -and will – triumph!
I wish you every success as you have done what every “petite anglaise” since Jane Birkin has dreamed of achieving – being loved by the French!
Comment by Gwyneth Arnold — February 21, 2007 @ 9:44 pm
I too got that the hospital is closed. Perhaps Tadpole has a future career in government?