In the 1950’s and 60’s the British had their holidays at home, which as far as most of the destinations they would eventually package jet off to was a relief. Imagine a Spanish Hotel Manager’s life without complaints about the plumbing, the noise of local construction and the food?
Instead the British ate their full English Breakfast in a B&B and looked forward to a fish dinner at lunchtime and Steak and Kidney Pudding for dinner even when the temperatures were in the high seventies and they had to sit on the prom in their bras with their dogs sitting next to them.
It was a golden age, for a few, but for most there just wasn’t enough to complain about! Typhoo was in abundance and the food was “proper English.” As a consequence when the time came to write a postcard there was just nothing to say, “having a lovely, wish you were, weather is…” only tells part of the story, so when something happened you just had to related it in the section for your message which was as big as the area reserved for addresses.
I’m guessing in the above message home, Paul and Graham are dogs, no let me rephrase that, I hope to goodness Paul and Graham are dogs!
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”