30 May, 2008

Our Continental Cousins

I see the Bishop of Rochester has made all the papers by advocating a return to Christian values. Stop the presses! Anglican bishop in shock espousal of Christianity!

History cycle is all over and now we are bereft. Particularly missing the splendid Richard Cordery as the Lord Protector Humphrey of Gloucester, exuding integrity and steadfastness from every majestic pore. We want him to be our Lord Protector. In fact, we want him to be our daddy. Thinking of starting up a Richard Cordery fan club on Facebook.

Visited an extremely worthwhile NGO in Chicago, Community TV Network, which trains disadvantaged teenagers in video production skills - for a lot of them, it is the difference between going onto college and making something of their lives, or dropping out of school/dealing drugs/going to jail/dying etc.

Had Froggy friends visiting over half-term. They are now living in Amsterdam and can advise that Amsterdam is lovely, the Netherlands is a great country, but that the Dutch stink. Apparently, Dutch people are very very rude. And this is by the standards of the French! So you can imagine how rude that is.


Blogger SMW said...

Strange, don't seem to recall rudeness when we went to Amsterdam all those years ago. I've always like the Dutch myself - apart from the irritating ease with which they speak excellent English.

1:43 pm  
Blogger SMW said...

Did you ask the Frenchies if there were any vilages in the Netherlands?

1:44 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

I think it's just that the Dutch don't like the Frenchies and thus are rude to them. They were very nice to me. There's a lot of motty in NL; I wouldn't write them off just yet.

Did they mean they smelled bad as well? Also an odd comment coming from Frenchies. Are you *sure* they're French?

9:19 pm  
Blogger FBT said...

They confirmed that there are indeed villages in the Netherlands.

I think they are just jealous because the Dutch are so tall and goodlooking.

7:39 pm  

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