Archive for December, 2012
I hope this will bring all Age of Sail aficionados out there a little extra-cheer. May you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Yule! Neither is complete without a decent ghost story, read by candlelight, accompanied by a mug of hot cocoa.
At the annual meeting of the “Young Bucks Club”, four officers serving in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail share ghostly naval tales:
“The Radiant Boy”
“The Last Journey of HMS Dover“
The second book in Emma Collingwood’s and Amandine de Villeneuve’s “Penny, Dreadful and Tarbottom”-series, “The Radiant Boy” is an eerie and touching tribute to the classic English ghost story and the Royal Navy.
Text: Emma Collingwood
Ten colour illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Editor: Timothy T. Tarbottom
Buy it on Amazon UK or order directly from the author.
Read all about it over at Old Cuddy:
Newsletter, programme for 2013, constitution, membership application form – it’s all there, so what are you waiting for?
You admiral needs you!
Kerstin from Wedlitz/Germany!
She gave the correct answer to the question
“Molly Joyful names all her electronical devices. What are the names of her two laptops?”
Most people went for C: Bounce and Cuddy, closely followed by A: Emma and Horatio. But alas, they were all wrong! Only three people guessed right: my HP Pavilion is called Mr. Garrow and Stinky Miller is my wee MacBook Air.
You think that’s weird? I also name my handbags!
Kerstin asked if it was possible to switch the chocolate for the “Goethe!” DVD as she can’t eat chocolate due to allergies. No problem! I threw the names of all contest participants into a hat and pulled a second winner who’ll get the chocolate, and that lucky person is
Sophie from Llanelli/Wales!
Thanks a lot for everybody for sending in an answer! I’ll post DVDs and choccie on Monday, so it should be with the winners in time for Christmas.
Joyful Molly’s Yuletide Contest: Win Garrow’s Law or Goethe!, 18th Century Chocolate and Spooky Goodness!
Here it comes, for the fifth but hopefully not last time:
Joyful Molly’s traditional Yuletide Contest!
Supervised by Mr and Mrs Snowman, this is your chance to win a most splendid Christmas parcel!
“Pray tell, what may we win?”
Geddaway with Mr Fantastic – Ioan Gruffudd will always be Horatio Hornblower to me (and I guess I’m not the only one). So here’s a nice little pre-Christmas present for all the Hornblowerites among you:
Unfortunately, Mr Hornblower will have to make port without me; I’ve already signed up for HobbitCon (I’ll be a dwarf lady – including beard!) and FedCon (One word: “Muuuuummyyyyy”), and there’s a limit to the number of cons one Molly can afford, no matter how joyful she is.
In different news: WordPress just told me that the Joyful Molly is on WP for five years today – time’s flying! Why they had to give me such a godawful redesign of their dashbord as a present, I don’t know though…