Sunday 31 August 2008

Living in a Bilingual World (Vivace)

For the first and second parts of this series, click here, and here.

Wednesday 6th August, afternoon, summer camp, Dorset.

A group of people holding hands together in a circle.

Middle-aged Man: ‘Link your hands together
Middle-aged Woman: A circle we will make
Dark-haired Girl: This bond of our friendship
Blond Girl: No power can break
Son: We’ll all join together
Daughter: In one mighty throng
Wife: Should any be weary
Me: We’ll help them along
Middle-aged couple: Should any be weary
Everybody in unison: We’ll help them along!

The circle breaks and a group photo is taken. Out of the corner of my eye I see a diminutive figure scurrying away, getting smaller and smaller as he dashes off. His tail (yes, tail!) is tucked in between his legs and his face is flustered.

I know I will come across Little Englander again, but for this one time he has been defeated.

Living in a Bilingual World 2 – Little Englander 0 (goal forfeited for ugliness)

Copyright 2008


  1. Goal forfeited for ugliness? Hahaha ;-)

  2. Hello, sara, well, you know, this is a very monstruous personage that is best left unattended like baggage in a busy airport that is just waiting for the anti-terrorist brigade to pound on it.

    Greetings from London.

  3. Heyy Cuban, you have a prize in our blog!!!!

  4. Thanks a lot, mate. I will pop by in a second to pick it up.

    Greetings from London.

  5. Hi Cuban...just popping by to say hello... glad to hear we have exchanged Brillante Weblog, see you in the next tale;-) un beso

  6. We should always try to scare those Englanders away!!!

  7. Thanks, betty. Te pillo el viernes.

    Yes, lena, Little Englander is gone... for the time being.

    Greetings from London.



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