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How to be a Foreigner

Brigadier: “Well, naturally enough the only country that could be trusted with such a role was Great Britain.” The Doctor: “Well, naturally. I mean, the rest were all foreigners.” Fancy being the square peg amongst the round ‘uns? Someone who, … Continue reading

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Beetlepoppers and Ferry Cakes

Every family – however big, however small – has its own secret language. One known, and amusing, only to themselves. Even the little nuclear family of my husband, Gerald C Dalek, Arthur C Rat, Mr Fish and I have our … Continue reading

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