petite anglaise

August 26, 2005

Guest post: Tadpole

Filed under: Tadpole rearing — petiteanglaiseparis @ 12:01 pm


Ive grown!!!

My trousers and my old jeans are too small and my new jeans slip down a bit.

On Wednesday Grandma washed my hair – I didnt mind at all!

Do you remember the sponge balls that I used to bite? Now I know what they are for! They are fun! Grandma says I can Bend it like Beckham – what does she mean?

I think I’ve convinced Grandma that potties are just for fun. Anyway she says it’s too cold to play in the garden with a bare bottom. She has something she says is a toilet seat but I know its a picture frame as my face just fits in it. She says you can borrow it but I don’t think you’ve got any pictures that size.

Grandad and Auntie R took me to the swing park again. There’s a slide (a “super-toboggan”, just like in Dora), an elephant and a great roundabout. When I got back to the car I couldn’t get in my seat. I said in my best tired voice “Auntie R do it – je suis fatiguée.”

I’ve drawn some really amazing pictures. Tell Daddy I drew Mamie and Papy in their car. And Noddy. With a bell on his hat.

I gave my dolly with the blonde plaits a name – Michael, like Auntie S’s boyfriend – but after a day I decided it didn’t really suit her.

I’d better go. Grandad needs me to help him with his vegetables for the Gardeners Guild show tomorrow and the sun has come out at last!

See you in the morning.

Lots of love,

Tadpole xxxxxx


  1. My mum has been sending these emails all week – and I just thought something should be saved for posterity. So humour me/us…

    I will, of course, address the worrying issue of Tadpole’s overuse of exclamation marks as a matter of urgency.

    Note to JonnyB – I know you have copyright on the use of opening sentences with 3 exclamation marks. If I buy you a drink on September 17th, will you please hold off your lawyers?

    Comment by petite — August 26, 2005 @ 12:04 pm

  2. Oooh, what’s happening on September 17th? Are we all invited?!

    Comment by Antipo Déesse — August 26, 2005 @ 1:39 pm

  3. I’m going to meet some bloggers in London. International jetsetter that I am.

    Comment by petite — August 26, 2005 @ 2:08 pm

  4. Me too

    Comment by anxious — August 26, 2005 @ 2:12 pm

  5. Ooh, that’s too cute! (Tadpole I mean, not JonnyB, Molemolester)

    Comment by Claypot — August 26, 2005 @ 3:23 pm

  6. Oh my Goodness!

    I’ll have to bring my Bloggers-Autograph book.

    Comment by Greavsie — August 26, 2005 @ 3:23 pm

  7. Three exclamation marks, eh? Sounds serious. Next thing you know, she’ll be sitting down and *writing* a maniacal laugh.

    Comment by Sierra — August 26, 2005 @ 3:41 pm

  8. What a lovely post by Tadpole! So cute!

    Been reading your blog for awhile but had not commented before. Love your writing style!

    Comment by melusina — August 26, 2005 @ 5:24 pm

  9. Sounds like Tadpole is having a wonderful holiday–and so are Grandma and Grandad. That calls for exclamation points!!!

    Comment by Bluegrass Mama — August 26, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  10. Tadpole is showing progress beyond her young years!
    But with all the !!! is how our younger blogger blog.
    Looks as if I’ll be at the London Blogmeet.

    Comment by Andy — August 26, 2005 @ 7:55 pm

  11. Careful, you don’t want Tadpole turning out like JonnyB, and it’s certainly not looking good at this point.

    Comment by Mr. Andrew — August 26, 2005 @ 10:39 pm

  12. :-D

    say hi for her if she remembers this big bearded dude

    Comment by Mathieu — August 26, 2005 @ 11:15 pm

  13. a) Lovely post

    b) I shall see you there

    Comment by anna — August 27, 2005 @ 4:21 pm

  14. Who knows, Tadpole might decide to keep a blog that’d soon turn out to be as succesful as her mother’s. Lovely post, Petite :)

    Comment by Peppermint — August 27, 2005 @ 9:51 pm

  15. Everyone in London, miss p alone in tokyo… how sad…

    Comment by Miss Pink — August 29, 2005 @ 3:05 am

  16. Hello Tadpole ! Remember ?
    I have my own blog…

    Comment by ava — August 29, 2005 @ 9:31 am

  17. I’m with Peppermint- blogging is clearly in the family! Aren’t you a lucky Tadpole to have all those people who love you? Sounds like you and Granny had a ball. Trop mignon. Looking forward to other postings!

    Comment by suziboo — August 29, 2005 @ 1:33 pm

  18. Greetings from sunny Brinklow near Coventry!
    Typical – I come over here about once a year and I’m going to miss the blogmeet – return to France the 7th.
    BUT the 17th is my youngest’s birthday!

    Comment by Lucy-Jane not in Rennes — August 29, 2005 @ 2:10 pm

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