petite anglaise

February 16, 2007


Filed under: Tadpole sings — petiteanglaiseparis @ 5:00 pm

I go to a village pub in Norfolk!!!

While I’m busy, please listen to the following message from our sponsors:


  1. Those American hats sure are scary. And white? Everyone knows white American hats get dirty fast. And sick. Pink ones are better.

    Such a cute little sponsor you’ve got there!

    Comment by day in bed — February 16, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

  2. Erm…I know the nursery rhyme is about buying a white “american” hat (whatever that is) that will scare everyone… 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.

    Anyway, enjoy your stay in Blighty.

    Comment by Sarah — February 16, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

  3. My favourite two bloggers meeting? Can this be possible?!!! A tantilising promise to end an awful week!!! Yay!!!

    Comment by Ellie — February 16, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

  4. 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.
    Enjoy yourselves.

    Comment by sablonneuse — February 16, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

  5. Never heard that song, but it’s a funny one !

    Comment by Benjamin — February 16, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

  6. Have fun in Norfolk!

    Comment by Sally Lomax — February 16, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  7. Maybe Tadpole can give some singing lessons to Short Tony?

    Comment by Nigel — February 16, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

  8. Very nice message. I often have a loud message from our sponsors, but not of the same ilk as that one.

    Comment by AussieGil — February 16, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

  9. Lovely. Have a good weekend.

    Comment by Diane — February 16, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

  10. 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

    Comment by Lisa — February 17, 2007 @ 12:35 am

  11. Tadpole is amazing! I love reading about your lives, Thanks for posting.

    Comment by Meg — February 17, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  12. We are travelling cross country today to visit my Aunt in Oxfordshire that I have not seen for a couple of years.

    She is cooking dinner, so I’m guessing she will have gone completely over the top – and made a full cooked dinner (that she can’t really afford to do).

    Comment by Jonathan — February 17, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

  13. Ooooh that’s where I’m from! Have fun!

    Comment by redlady — February 17, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

  14. the message is very witty…so funny to take some time to see the world through a child eyes!

    Comment by Momo — February 17, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

  15. Have fun at the pub! I’m jealous…

    I can sympthise with your trip. I hadn’t left the US by plane since a bit before 9/11…and the things required to get back into this country are idiotic.

    I almost missed the final leg of my flight home from Shanhai because of being spirited into some side room and grilled as to WHY I was there, WHAT I brought back, taking my shoes off etc.

    I guess chubby caucasians with Southern accents are the current threat to America’s national security. :(

    Comment by Gimp — February 18, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

  16. next stop x factor…I’m joking of course, sure you would never do that to her, very sweet.

    Comment by heather — February 18, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  17. Ah, the flying white American hat song… New one on me, but a very amusing discovery all the same.

    Comment by Ariel — February 18, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  18. I have no idea what Tadpole sang, but she makes me smile nonetheless. Merci!

    Comment by Danna — February 18, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

  19. Very nice- save a pint for me!!!!

    Comment by T-Shirts — February 18, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

  20. it helps define “raise one’s spirits” – just delightful; I hope she never loses that confidence and joie de vivre

    Comment by Janejill — February 19, 2007 @ 12:59 am

  21. Better be wearing that bonnet americain pour faire peur a tous les gens at a jaunty angle on the day of your hearing.. best of luck!

    Comment by kitikat — February 19, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

  22. 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? ;)

    Comment by Mikeachim — February 21, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

  23. 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

  24. I too got that the hospital is closed. Perhaps Tadpole has a future career in government?

    Comment by Hywel Mallett — February 22, 2007 @ 1:19 am

  25. Did you, by any chance, have some pork-pie whilst in Norfolk?

    Comment by lettsy — February 22, 2007 @ 11:48 am

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