In case anyone is thinking that I spent my childhood fantasising about fur coats and knickers. Or that my mother and her friends indulged in inappropriate language in front of their children. I thought I'd better give a bit of background information about how my poem 'Fur coat and no knickers' came to be written.
I have a bit of a thing about old railway posters and the above one is hanging directly over my computer monitor. My mother and her friends were laughing about the fact that those days were long gone and that's when I overheard one say "Ah! Yes, the days of fur coat and no knickers". I would have been 6 or 7 at the time, but I was reminded of that wonderful phrase whilst sitting trying to think of a new poem. It has to do with people putting on airs and graces when they can't really afford it, nothing else!