Archive for March, 2012

“The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet” is – a ship!

18th century and zombies – this movie would be worth having money thrown at even if Sir Ian McKellen, Andrew Buchan and Gillian Anderson were not involved. But they are, and as I’ve already been a good Mrs. Joyful this month and donated to worthy causes, I feel now the time has come for italics and the frivolous ones!

Edited to add: curse and botheration! Time is already up – film makers, you should inform your target audience in time. There go my hopes of ever becoming a ship’s boy – but anyway, there’s a short video clip, so I leave the link here.

FUNDRISING CAMPAIGN FOR “THE CURSE OF THE BUXOM STRUMPET”

It’s 1730 and the beautiful Buxom Strumpet, laden with goods from far flung shores, sails home to it’s little port town. All is not well however as she carries a plague most foul. The disease spreads fast and soon the inhabitants of Upper Trollop are ravaged, blood thirsty beasts. A band of survivors, led by Lord Frederick Fortitude, battle their way across town to jump aboard the Buxom Strumpet and sail to safety in France…or so they think!

The Buxom Strumpet is a ship?

Don’t forget to visit the official website, though there’s nothing to see yet… ok, maybe just go here and oooh – this looks very promising, too!

28 March, 2012 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

In the 18th century, even the shoes were naughty…

… or so the maker of this exquisite piece of footwear must have thought. At first glance, it’s a shoe as worn by a fashionable lady in the mid-18th century. But at the second glance – well, at the second glance, it’s the roaring twenties in all their glory.

Now’s the moment to hit the back button if you’re not old enough for naughty shoes.

(more…)

21 March, 2012 at 10:46 pm 3 comments

Please head over to my Old Cuddy blog and help me solve this puzzle:

Is this the watch of Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood?

You’ll find more pictures and all information available at the moment. Any help will be appreciated, thanks a lot!

18 March, 2012 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

Old Cuddy: 202nd Anniversary of Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood’s Death

I paid my respects on the Old Cuddy blog:

Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood: Wisdom will never go out of Fashion

“I petition for his pieces of advice to be printed on a 4x20ft banner and put up in the Houses of Parliament. I suggest neon pink vinyl, so that really nobody can miss it.”

7 March, 2012 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment


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