Thanks for popping in.
Can’t stop long – it’s 7 am, we have to get to work at the Parchment Show in Harrogate, Cedar Court Hotel (be there or be square!)
and I know I won’t get a signal later in the van on the way back to Kent, to write to you.
Some names in history stand out, don’t they? Like Joan of Arc.
We read about her at school, and unfortunately for her, the next thing you think of is that she was burnt at the stake. I mean, frankly I would rather go down in history for finding a cure for cancer, or be the first woman to fly from London to New York on a swan, or something. Being incinerated in front of a crowd would not be my personal choice. Nonetheless, she died a martyr I suppose, and I for one have always held her in high esteem, as a female who wasn’t afraid to speak out and be true to herself – even if it meant being fried alive.
So yesterday evening, we – the Clarity Team – were having supper, and her name came up. Don’t ask me how that happened, but Katherine the Great was added to the mix too! And somebody – I won’t say who – started slurring her good name! Yep. He said she liked horses – and not just for riding, if you get my drift. Well. I was mortified! My image of Joan was shifted radically, from heroine to kinky. I insisted this couldn’t be true, and that somebody had probably dreamt that scandal up to justify torching her from the feet up – so somebody else at the table piped up that Katherine the Great had the very same penchant, and it had killed her! Well, hardly surprising really, but I didn’t believe a word of it!!
Came straight upstairs and googled the two ladies.
Was it true? Did my heroine Joan actually ?
And the answer is NO. No, she didn’t. And neither did Katherine.
In fact, Joan died a virgin apparently, although Katherine was a bit of a one with the boys.
Just thought I would clarify, and set their crowns firmly back on their heads, since they got seriously dislodged at Wetherby last night !!!
Oh the things that get said! The untruths that get told!
Fake news? I hear ya!!!
You really can’t believe anybody 100% except yourself, can you?
And even that is questionable sometimes!
Love & Hugs,
PS If you’re wondering what today’s blog has to do with craft,
clearly it’s witchcraft !!!
Dave is thinking about reintroducing the ducking stool….