Flying the flag

June 4, 2010

I’ve done it. I’ve taken the plunge, and bought a big, metallic England flag to attach to the back of the Divorcemobile. I hummed and ha-ed a lot, as a) I know nothing about football and care much, much less and b) everyone knows only racist skinheads go around with England flags on the back of their cars.

Or do they?

Maybe, just maybe, if all the forty-something mummies out there who don’t care tremendously about football in general, but do want to show their children it’s possible to be optimistic about the unlikeliest things, even our chances of leaving South Africa with a trophy, where was I? Oh yes, if all those mummies buy themselves a little England adornment for the duration of the football festivities, maybe we will reclaim back the good old cross of St George and it will come to stand, once again, for that poor old chappy who was convinced he’d slain a dragon but probably just squashed a lizard. To be fair to him, it may well have been quite a large lizard.


So there we have it. We should all get down to Tesco, Sainsbury’s or wherever and get our natty little car accessories now. Even if we don’t win, I imagine some of the money goes to the Football Association, who might be able to use it next time round to buy a team captain who doesn’t b*gger up his knee in the first hour of the first day of practice. Just saying.

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  • Very Bored in Catalunya June 4, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Here Here, if only to reclaim the flag from the facists. Fly with pride and maybe, just maybe our boys will repay you. xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 7, 2010 at 2:24 am

      Well, I certainly feel they ought to repay me with a bit of effort, now I’ve invested a whole £2 in the venture 🙂

  • Crystal Jigsaw June 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Have seen a few flying about, not sure I’ll join them though!

    CJ xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 7, 2010 at 2:24 am

      Oh go on, CJ, the sheep would probably love the flags! 🙂

  • Emma June 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    My car is already looking bad enough without having a flag fluttering from it but seeing as my Chick is obsessed we do have some delightful accessories for when the football actually starts!!!!

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 7, 2010 at 2:26 am

      You never know, a flag or two might distract the eye from some of your car’s less desirable features …. glad to hear the Chick is getting into the spirit!

  • Michelle June 5, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Lol, I hate the flags flying form the cars but I do like the idea of being British and being proud. Maybe I will get one……

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 7, 2010 at 2:27 am

      I’m amazed the flags actually stay on. Just waiting for the stories about people being maimed by England flags whizzing off cars ….go for the magnet, it’s a safer option 🙂

  • Potty Mummy June 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I’m with you on this DD – which is why in a moment of uncharacteristic optimism on the football front, I bought both my boys England shirts yesterday. Not sure about the car ones though, what with being in Russia and all…

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 7, 2010 at 2:28 am

      I don’t know, PM, it might make the Pottymobile look like a diplomatic car and then you’d be able to schmooze through the seven lanes of traffic with ease ….

  • muummmmeeeeee...... June 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I know my kids would love me to buy one of those flags…just not sure I can bring myself to do it!