I am sitting here, working at the computer on Holiday Club stuff, listening to Doctor Finlay's Casebook on BBC7. Totally immersed in the broad Scottish accents. [Will ye have a cup of tea, Dr Cameron? No thank you Janet...]
And then the phone rang - when I answered, another Scottish voice said "Can I speak to Marie Goldberg, please?"
"Sorry, I think you have a wrong number" I replied and she thanked me and I hung up.
"Do you know anyone called Marie Goldberg?" I called out to Bob "Marigold who?" he replied.
Marie Goldberg, or Marigold Burg?
I don't know anyone of either name. Do people still call their daughters "Marigold" ?
I have certainly never taught a child with that name. And although the flowers are bright and colourful...
...I am afraid that my first thought when I hear "Marigolds" is...
I do hope my Scottish caller got through to the right person in the end.
Whatever her name was!