To My French Teacher’s Daughter

This week’s ‘Thursday Cuppa’ is brought to you in a green mug with the help of a nameless pink elephant.

To My French Teacher’s Daughter,

Hi there. You’ve never met me before but I have gathered a fair bit of information about you. I know you are smart and like asking big questions and that you really enjoyed seeing Matilda on the west-end. I am seventeen years old, have never grown out of asking big questions and your Mum spends five hours a week trying to teach me french.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the loan of your lovely pink elephant. He has been to all of my exams and we have had some fun too. It was on the way out of the first exam that the elephant told me that he was a bit bored, it was four hours long after all, so I promised him a cup of hot chocolate after the next one. My word. I have never seen such a mess. He said he was trying to dip his toast in his hot chocolate ‘the french way’. He didn’t however want to clean up the kitchen… Other than this incident he has generally been very good in making sure all my exams went ok and he didn’t snore too badly at night either.

The elephant has told me that he isn’t sure he can promise that I will do well in my exams, but said that he has done his best. I felt a lot better to see his pink smiley face looking up at me! But he packed his case last night and said he had to get home to someone who loves him- that’s you!

So thank you for letting him be my lucky charm.



a cartoon of a pink elephant dipping bread in a hot chocolate cup, hot chocolate is flying everywhere.


Music: Un éléphant, ça trompe énormément

7 thoughts on “To My French Teacher’s Daughter

  1. “I’m glad that you enjoyed my pink elephant and we hope that you will do well in your exams – no promising though, like the elephant said! I muchly (“really! – say’s french teacher’s mum) enjoyed your song. Your dog looks very nice, I would like to pat her. Pink elephant will keep in touch” From French teacher’s daughter.

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