Monday's Quote of the Day
"Complaining about the weather is a good way of starting a conversation" - Advice to Poles on how to behave like a Briton.
OK, the welcome pack for newly-arrived Poles has been penned by the good people of the Devon Migrant Worker Task Group. But to see oneself as others perceive you can be a somewhat dispiriting experience. People of England, you whinge a lot about the weather. But don't really complain about anything else for fear of giving offence. And you drink tea to ease shyness.