petite anglaise

June 16, 2006


Filed under: missing blighty — petiteanglaiseparis @ 9:00 am

On the occasion of my trip to London this weekend – a trip which makes me a very excited girl indeed as I will get to see lots of my favourite people AND eat gourmet fish and chips AND go to Top Shop – I am going to go cold turkey and not lay fingers to keyboard for three whole days.

In my absence, I leave you in the capable hands of my mum, who has kindly offered to moderate comments in my absence.

Soyez sage!


  1. Greetings Petites Mum. Welcome. How nice to see the place getting a proper dusting at last!

    Comment by meredic — June 16, 2006 @ 9:35 am

  2. Good Morning Petite’s Mum
    I am very impressed that you will be moderating in Petite’s absence… it took me 22 years to teach my Mum to use the answering machine and even then she often had arguments with it!
    Will you also be sweeping under the bed and cleaning out the kitchen cupboards?
    And do you provide a ‘Mum’s Blog-Sitting Service’ on request???

    Comment by Julia — June 16, 2006 @ 10:58 am

  3. Hello Petite’s Mum.
    Perhaps you could entertain us over the next few days by sharing an embarrassing story from Petite’s childhood.

    Comment by Jack Hartley — June 16, 2006 @ 11:22 am

  4. I reckon that “Grande Anglaise” would probably be quite rude…

    Comment by Hywel Mallett — June 16, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

  5. Hello Petite’s Mum from North London!

    He he Jack! Good idea… please entertain us with not just an embarrassing story – give us embarrasing photos! Ghastly fashion errors and geeky boyfriends, please!


    Comment by Martin — June 16, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

  6. Morning to Petites mum! Hope you are well and enjoying the sunny weather.

    But honestly – what do you think of this Trevor character?

    Comment by hmmm — June 16, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

  7. Oh, yes! Good idea, Jack. Please Mum, please. Give us funny stories about little Petite when she was petitier.

    Comment by ellie — June 16, 2006 @ 1:53 pm

  8. Have a good time in England — bring back some cranberry juice for me ;-) Must have it for my cosmopolitans and can’t seem to find it in France.

    Comment by Lost in France — June 16, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

  9. I do hope that Petite left you access to post entries. Some pictures of Petite as a baby would be a welcome addition. Welcome!

    Comment by Deepblusea — June 16, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

  10. Good afternoon Petite’s Mum.

    When you’re next talking to Petite – for she will surely ring with a trip report – would you please ask her where the gourmet fish and chips place is in London, and whether they’ll grill the fish.

    It’s just that one of my favourite meals (product of growing up in Australia) is grilled blue-eye cod with Greek salad and chips. But here, in the land of fish and chips, the cod don’t have blue eyes and even if they did, nobody will grill the damn things. And in our local chippie, if you ask for Greek salad they throw hot oil at you until you scream for mercy or your face starts to bubble – whichever comes first.

    (No, they’re not Turkish. They resent the amount of space the lettuce uses in the deep fryer.)

    And I’m with Jack – embarassing stories please.

    Comment by Damian — June 16, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

  11. ……..Then again, if mum reads some of the comments that have been deposited here, she may lock petite in her room with no dinner as punishment. ;-)

    Comment by Dave of the Lake — June 16, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

  12. I love the Eurostar! I’ll take it this week-end too, but I will be departing from London. We might both be at Waterloo Station at the same time, who knows?

    Comment by Bibil — June 16, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

  13. Thanks for the welcome!
    No-one tells you when you have children that you’ll get asked to do things like this!! What a responsibility – be gentle with me! And behave yourselves!! I’m used to working with children!
    I would love to share an embarassing anecdote but can you imagine the consequences?! I would certainly never get asked to blog-sit again!
    Right – here goes! Lets see if I can manage not to wreck the site or scare off all the readers!

    Comment by petite's mum — June 16, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

  14. Welcome!

    When Petites’away,the bloggers will play…with Mum.

    Comment by Belle — June 16, 2006 @ 11:09 pm

  15. Petite!!!

    You are away from your keyboard for 3 days and you didn’t get back to me about that drink!! How disappointing!! Perhaps next time?

    Comment by David In London — June 16, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

  16. Bonjour to Petite’s Mum! We’re delighted you can join us. I couldn’t trust MY mother with my blog… I love her but she’s far too conservative for the kind of stuff I write, and not computer-savvy enough to cope with the blog posting stuff.

    I’m a bit jealous that Petite is off enjoying London this weekend… much more interesting than my own weekend plans which probably will involve scrubbing the toilet and trying to find a movie at the video store that I haven’t already seen a dozen times. Such is single life sometimes!

    And I also vote for Mum to share some embarrassing Petite stories. We’ll defend you if she wants to sack you from future blog-sitting duties!

    Comment by The Bold Soul — June 16, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

  17. OOps!! I lost a comment!! If that was you please re-submit and I’ll try to do better next time!!

    Comment by petite's mum — June 16, 2006 @ 11:36 pm

  18. So Petite’s mum, how does it feel to have a famous daughter? :-)

    Comment by Lee — June 16, 2006 @ 11:38 pm

  19. Lee: Very good – as long as its famous not infamous!!

    Comment by petite's mum — June 17, 2006 @ 12:02 am

  20. This is hilarious. Never thought we’d get to correspond with Petite’s Mum (not to mention, Tadpole’s Gran). Reckon those are two first class girls you’ve got there. Petite’s very brave, letting Mum blog-sit. I haven’t even told mine I have a blog (and mine’s very tame compared to this one). We all love visiting here anyway, so thanks for holding the fort.
    Lancashire for the World Cup, if you’ll forgive me for saying it!

    Comment by jj — June 17, 2006 @ 12:16 am

  21. What I meant is, my BLOG is very tame. I wasn’t suggesting Petite’s Mum was wild!

    Comment by jj — June 17, 2006 @ 12:17 am

  22. Petite’s mum – if you could meet anyone, alive or dead and ‘have a chat’ who would you pick?

    (If they are alive – but ga ga – you can pick a time when they weren’t)

    Comment by Martin — June 17, 2006 @ 12:20 am

  23. This is just crazy. My mum doesn’t even know if I have a girlfriend or not … I wonder how many bloggers here would consider asking their mother to blog-sit ! On-line poll everyone ?

    Comment by Yogi — June 17, 2006 @ 12:30 am

  24. Lost In France – it seems to me I was reading a blog not long ago and the (American) writer had just discovered cranberry juice in one of the grocery chains in France. Can’t think of the name of it. Carrefour, maybe?? So, it appears to be available at least somewhere in France. I couldn’t live without it, myself!

    Comment by Molly — June 17, 2006 @ 12:47 am

  25. To Lost in France & Molly
    Depending on wherabouts in France you are, some Intermarchés have a Foreign section where I’m sure I saw Oceans Spray Cranberry juice. Good onya PA’s mum.

    Comment by J — June 17, 2006 @ 10:20 am

  26. My mother reads my blog… It was one of my main reasons to start blogging: now she can sleep at night if I forget to call her. Although she cannot really see how much efforts I put on the layout, because she views her internet pages with the biggest font.

    Comment by Bibil — June 17, 2006 @ 10:25 am

  27. Hi Again Petite’s Mum… This is so cool! Do you think that you might be given a regular ‘guest shot’ in future??? You won’t tell tales about us when Petite comes back., will you? Can we stay up late and eat ice-cream and not clean our room? Pleeeeaaaassseee!

    Comment by julia — June 17, 2006 @ 10:31 am

  28. Errr. Amidst all the excitement I may have found a flaw here. How easy it would be to pose as a relative while Petite is away.
    Be wary all. Even the walls have noses.

    Comment by petite's whelk stall manager — June 17, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

  29. Lost in France, I have seen cranberry juice (Ocean Spray brand) at Auchan here in Strasbourg and it wasn’t even that expensive. It was in the normal juice isle and there were even several choices of different blends just like back home in the States. There were several bottles of Ocean Spray and the cranberry juice was at the bottom. :)

    Comment by Pumpkin — June 17, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

  30. We might meet in mid-air…
    I am going to Carcassonne for 3 days…
    Quelle coïncidence!
    You have your Fish and Chips…
    I’ll be having Soupe de Poissons avec Croûtons, Rouille et Gruyère!
    Quel délice!

    Enjoy your London trip!

    Comment by Cream — June 17, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  31. Have a lovely time x

    Comment by fjl — June 18, 2006 @ 12:51 am

  32. Pumpkin, I nearly left a comment saying ‘aisle, not isle’ but on reflection ‘normal juice isle’ is just so exotic…makes me thirsty!

    Comment by Lucy-Jane — June 18, 2006 @ 1:11 am

  33. Hello petite’s mum! Hope the monitoring has been a fun and interesting (meaning positive :) task. Has this “weekend job” made you want your own blog?

    Comment by Terry — June 18, 2006 @ 4:30 pm

  34. I’m back, so no more entreating my mum to dish the dirt. I’m going to change the passwords just in case she is tempted…

    Comment by petite — June 18, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  35. Lucy-Jane,

    Thank you for catching that “a” for me. ;)

    It is a wonder I can spell anything with all the noise of my four children jumping and screaming all around me. They have been monkeys lately. You’d think the heat would have calmed them down.

    I’m not too concerned that I forgot an “a” in my haste to type fast. No biggy. I never care when people make small spelling errors. I just figure they slipped up. And, that means they are human.

    One of the reasons I read Petite is that she is not afraid to show her human side like most other bloggers. :)

    Comment by Pumpkin — June 18, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

  36. Yes, yes pumpkin I’m just balled over by her human side, like going to London for the weekend, and not being afraid to admit to it. Startled I am by the sheer humanity of it in fact! Personally I wouldn’t be up to it: either going to London or admitting to it, but not to worry, my brain is already fried, in case you hadn’t noticed already.
    vigorously hoping that this entry will get in under the razor wire, I remain sincerely

    Comment by Trevor — June 18, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

  37. Pumpkin I absolutely agree…i really like the kind of spelling that’s better than the correct version…
    I hope you didn’t take it personally!

    Comment by Lucy-Jane — June 18, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

  38. Did I take it personally? No…not at all. But, I have witnessed some that would love to smack hands with a ruler over spelling (even silly mistakes). I used to care more about little mistakes and how others saw me. Four children later, I say, “HA! Who cares…just pass me the baby wipes! :)

    Comment by Pumpkin — June 19, 2006 @ 12:51 am

  39. Trevor, I meant Petite’s blog in general. However, I think you know that and are just looking for a way to whine about the fact she didn’t invite you. :p

    Comment by Pumpkin — June 19, 2006 @ 12:57 am

  40. “I’m back, so no more entreating my mum to dish the dirt. I’m going to change the passwords just in case she is tempted…”

    Well, now you can’t blame us for tryng, can you? ;-)

    Comment by Dave of the Lake — June 19, 2006 @ 4:30 am

  41. Pumpkin, I know exactly what you mean – I’ve got three…couldn’t manage four though! Chapeau bas…

    Comment by Lucy-Jane in Rennes — June 19, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  42. Please, P, on your return, let us know where you find gormet fish and chips.

    Comment by joeinvegas — June 19, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

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