petite anglaise

March 9, 2007

comic relief

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 8:01 pm

Mike Troubled Diva has had a Very Good Idea. He is compiling an anthology of funny blog posts written by UK based bloggers (and expat Brits) which will be assembled in one week flat, then sold via Lulu in honour of Comic Relief (all proceeds from the book, minus lulu print on demand costs will go to charity).

It’s a very good cause indeed and one which I am only too happy to support. So, I’ll have to dig out a post where I’m hopefully at least moderately funny (and not too long-winded) and get it sent to Mike quick smart. If you are a British blogger and would like to participate, details can be found here. And I’ll put up a link to the book as and when it’s finished.


  1. You haven’t asked for suggestions, but one of my favourites has to be “flattery” with the yellow teeth (11.04.2006). If you don’t want suggestions, just delete the comment.

    Comment by Pierre L — March 9, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  2. (wondering if anything I’ve ever written is funny) Lots of your blog posts are very comical. The ones with Tadpole in them are precious!

    Comment by Peggy — March 9, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

  3. Dear Petite
    I still laugh, believe it or not, at that story you told about Tadpole’s school day – trying to find out information, any information, about how it had gone and more particularly what she had to eat… I remember it ends with Tadpole saying ‘Why are you laughing, Mummy? Is it because I talking rubbish?’
    I’m enjoying Marrakech, by the way.

    Comment by Livvy U. — March 9, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  4. Here, here! A very worthy cause indeed…

    Comment by Ariel — March 10, 2007 @ 1:40 am

  5. Your posts about tadpole are great, but I particularly love your observations on life in France – i.e. bureaucracy, pharmacies, office culture, French women, mating rituals, etc…. just a thought.

    Comment by T — March 10, 2007 @ 2:35 am

  6. …and then I found myself laughing in the middle of the night about Mr Frog’s cufflinks/handcuffs confusion – not suggestions, really more affirmations of your very fine writing.

    Comment by Livvy U. — March 10, 2007 @ 10:17 am

  7. Your last post with the seagulls was very humorous. Really struck a chord as I have the same problem in scarborough every year.

    Comment by Billyboy — March 10, 2007 @ 11:16 am

  8. Unfortunately my blog seems to be mostly concerned with introspective navel gazing rather than witty observations on life, the universe and everything.

    I’ll buy the book though.

    p.s. I’m thinking of having my head shaved for Comic Relief, after letting my hair grow for about the last year :)

    Comment by Jonathan — March 10, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

  9. Thanks for the travelog. It’s great to get to “see” a place I know I will never go.

    The funny post which sticks out in my mind is the one where in setting up the webcam for the office, you accidentally exposed yourself and swore, with Old School guy in attendance.

    Apparently many people remember it, you just google “Petite Anglaise shows cleavage,” and voila!

    Happy Spring.

    Comment by PJ Carz — March 10, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

  10. so which one are you doing? i thought i might do ‘breast feeding algebra’.
    thanks for your support today – much appreciated

    Comment by mad muthas — March 10, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

  11. Hmmm, perhaps a good idea for American expats, too. Maybe we can borrow another great British idea, like that behind the Channel 4 show “Queer as Folk”.

    Comment by Lost in France — March 11, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  12. I looked through two years of my archives and couldn’t find anything that wasn’t maudlin….I really need to get out more…

    Comment by Anne — March 11, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

  13. I really liked the seagull one too. It made me laugh out loud.

    Comment by rachie — March 12, 2007 @ 7:57 am

  14. I’m not British, I post in French and I don’t appear to have a sense of humour as I could not find a single one of my post that was even remotely funny…

    I’ll buy the book though!

    By the way, which post did you pick? Or will we have to buy the book to find out?

    Comment by Pepette — March 14, 2007 @ 10:46 am

  15. I just wanted to say I enjoy your blog and that a Greek newspaper wrote about you, that’s how i found out.I also went to Bath (I did my MA in Modern Languages-the Euromasters and part of it was an exchange in Paris.I love this city)

    Comment by Stavroulix — March 15, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

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