Random Observations

This link was sent to me by dear Alys, lover of cats. It’s brilliant. Can you imagine the time taken to set these up? Staggers my imagination. Hope you enjoy it!

“What has it got in its pocketses?” asked Gollum. Ah! Pockets! Someone please explain this to me – women LOVE pockets. I bought four tops because they had pockets. My daughter calls to tell me about a new garment and absolutely enthuses about the fact that it has pockets. We love pockets! But not on the breast of the blouse – we’re not overly fond of that look. But pockets on the sides of a blouse or skirt or dress? Sign us up – we want it. I like this little girl and she made me laugh out loud – I knew exactly what she was going to say before she said it! You don’t have to watch the whole thing, but do suffer through till she gets to the third garment, the gray sweatshirt. Laughing still!

“Turn about is fair play.” That being said – there are a great many videos by women showing how to dress according to an era; 18th century, 14th century, maybe the Roaring Twenties. Great fun and in almost all instances, the videos relate how women of that era dealt with the issues women have had since the Creation. You know – “that stuff”. You take my meaning. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this little gem! It’s not about women – it’s about MEN! Yay! If you could use a real good belly laugh – and frankly, who couldn’t? – read the comment I put on the video. Hey! That’s just me; inquiring minds want to know.

I am a devoted reader of The Conservative Woman UK. Excellent authors, real conservative as opposed to ‘in name only’, and some of the most committed commenters you’ll ever see. There is a special writer, though; her name is Margaret Ashworth and she is a gem. She should be declared a national treasure – because she is! Her weekly article, Notes from the Sticks, describes life in the rural areas of England and focuses on flora and fauna, and are absolutely delightful – and eye-opening to those of us not born there. Her article about hares and rabbits, though, upset me because it brought to mind our own dreaded jackalope. Oh, the fear the mere name produces! I’ve heard (terrible!) stories of them gnawing the legs off people unfortunate enough to come across one unawares. Watch this video ONLY if you are NOT prone to nightmares. Also, for your safety, read the Wiki page regarding jackalopes. My hands are shaking as I type this. Beware!

Finally, I have to share this. Young woman, ex-pat living in Japan does reaction videos. Normally she would not be someone I would notice but the video title caught my eye and so I watched it. I wanted to see what her reaction would be. She was respectful and I appreciate that. I also left a comment and gave her a fuller understanding of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

A Letter to Michael Gove

If you know us, you’ll know that Audre and I are avid readers of, and commenters on, The Conservative Woman, a conservative British blog, It is very good and reflects its founders, one of whom is Kathy Gyngell, whom we both count as a friendly acquaintance. She, reflecting our, and most of the rest of her readership’s views, recently sent a letter to Michael Gove, whom she also knows, although perhaps not well (his loss). She published it on the blog, here.

Others, Like me, were most impressed with her forthright honesty, and concern for the freedom of Britons. As it happens, amongst them was the New Culture Forum, set up by Peter Whittle to defend Western culture from the nihilistic orthodoxies dominant in the media, academia, and education. Here she is, reading the letter. Given the givens, a very brave lady, and one I’m proud to slightly know.

Bravo Zulu, Kathy!


At some point. I’ll have something to say about our election, once there is something productive to say, for now, it remains contested strongly.

But do understand this, with Joe Biden (and even more Kamala Harris) we are facing the same kind of intentional destruction of our freedom and our economic well-being that our British cousins are facing now.

The difference is that we have some real conservatives, led by our president, who will fight for us to the last ditch, as they have (and are) proving this fall.

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