17 June 2012

'Mind the Mulberry!'

I am presently in the process of transferring my eldest son - just seven - from a fab but titchy infants school to an all through Primary / Junior one, ready to go into year three come September and am a bit worried about what we might have let ourselves in for.

It's all seems to be directly out of the great Diary of a Mummy Misfit book i.e. posh. 

This was what I heard on a beach near to it recently when some boys were playing nearby with a football and it came hurtling in our / their direction - if you haven't guessed already:

'Hey! Mind the Mulberry!'

Cue screeches of horror from the assembled circle of same colour bleached blonde, suspiciously very tanned ladies, sat in a circle, supposedly relaxing and showing off  chatting as they clutched their enormous handbags to their chests closer than they did any of their kids.

It was no doubt uttered in jest, but, really, purleeze, do you have to?

Yet - here's the thing - some of the conversations overheard around the school gates where we presently hang around leave so much to be desired that they can be earth shattering - swearing at the kids and the taking it up the butt talk - only much less delicately put than that, followed by 'Well you 'ave to let 'em don't ya?'.

Who knows what goes on behind closed doors at the new place - and who cares, to be honest, but - if something is going to coming at you all on full volume - which would you rather you and your children be subjected to?  And what kind of things do you hear?
 A Mulberry - John lewis £895

10 comments:

  1. Oh I so loved that book, I went on to immediately read the 2nd one, which if I remember rightly I enjoyed even more than the 1st which is rare with a sequel xxx

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  2. I am in agreement with you on both. I consider myself forewarned and forearmed!

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  3. That book sounds fab. I had heard of it before. Honestly the pretentions of people ... the school gate ... something I'm not looking forward to ... take it all in your stride girl. I am certain you will have many amusing stories to report back.

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    1. Yes, you're right - probably plenty of Twitter / blogging material there! Thank you.

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  4. Just wrote a comment but it disappeared.
    I was saying that the quote you just left me is beautiful and was much needed.
    Many thanks,
    Liska xxx

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    1. My pleasure - it's hung up in my downstairs cloakroom and a constant reminder in times of need X

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  5. Can't be doing with the yummy mummies, there were quite a few at Amy's first school and I avoided them like the plague! And £895 for a handbag? Has the world gone mad?!!!

    CJ x

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    1. Yes, the world is, indeed, mad, coz that's one of the cheaper ones! X

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    2. OMG! I buy my handbags from Clarks shoe shop and they're lovely. Plus I think a bit pricey at around £40. God, think I need to get out more!

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