So sang Flanders and Swann in The Song of Patriotic Prejudice. I think Schatz agrees – at least when it comes to going on holidays abroad. Back in September this year, Schatz and I spent a few days’ holiday in a wonderful hotel on Cyprus, nearly 40 years after I had last visited, to see […]
Category: Pads brats
Back in the autumn of 1976 my Dad came back from Thornton Watlass pub in the Yorkshire Dales. “Well, I never knew there were so many experts on Northern Ireland, drinking in The Buck Inn!” That’s what he exclaimed. He had just come back from a six-month tour of duty at the Maze Prison in […]
If you are British and haven’t heard of Pippi Longstocking, you were never a pads brat. I was most pleased when Deutsche Post issued this stamp this year. Now enjoy the Pippi Longstocking song – in Swedish. Long live Pippilotta Viktualia Rollgardina Pfefferminz Efraimstochter Langstrumpf!
I speak German. I got a grade B at A-level back in 1988. As a pads brat living in Germany in the mid-70’s, I wasn’t that fluent in German, but I did pick up enough of the language to nip to the REWE supermarket near the married quarters and get a litre of milk and […]