Patricia would do anything for an ice cream cone.

Even if that meant standing in front of an audience at the Hippodrome theatre in Margate as a five-year-old to sing popular English ditties such as All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside and It's A Sin To Tell A Lie.

One evening Patricia took Justin back to the 1930s - a happy, care-free time in England as the dark clouds of the Second World War began to gather in Europe.

On the East Kent coast, the years of struggle ahead were a million miles away.

"I remember wearing a little outfit that my aunt Dolly (Dorothy Abraham) made for me as I sang I'm A Little Dutch Girl," she said before laughing and then bursting out with a few lines.

"I am a pretty little Dutch girl, as pretty as I can be ... and all the boys in the neighbourhood are crazy over me." 

It takes a lot of nerves for a little girl to stand up on a stage and sing. But as Patrica explains, everyone has their price.

"Aunt Dolly used to bribe me with an ice cream cone. If I sang, she'd go and buy me one - and believe me I'd do anything for an ice cream cone."

Even do a rendition of arguably the best-known seaside favourite of them all.

Patricia stood up in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, one eveing in April 2009 - more than 4,112 miles away from where she originally performed - to re-live it.

 "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, I do like to be beside the sea, I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom, where the brassbands play tiddley-om-pom-pom!

"So just let me be beside the seaside, I'll be beside myself with glee. And there's lots of girls beside, I should like to be beside, beside the seaside, beside the sea."

Bravo! Bravo! I gave her a round of applause. Patricia may have been thousands of miles away - but her heart was back home in England. She was a proud English rose, one that bloomed impressively to everybody.

"Aunt Dolly taught me to pick out someone in the back row and sing to them - that was to teach me to pitch my voice to the right level."

"Did you get the ice cream cone?" I asked.

"Oh, yes .. I did. Aunt Dolly would go and get me one."

More to come .... Justin still working on this