Monday, May 20, 2013


This is a repeat from a Victoria Day post I did a couple of years ago. I am re-posting it with some minor revisions for anyone who may have missed it the first time around:

The Young Queen Victoria by  Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Queen Victoria was the hottest thing going when she became the monarch of Great Britain at the age of 18 in 1837. Well, maybe not by today's internet standards, but by the standards of the day she was the most desirable woman in England. She had beautiful doe eyes and a pointed nose, compact cherry lips and a gentle chin. She suffered a gloomy childhood, she was melancholy and pale as milk and a tiny little thing but she was in charge of the mightiest empire the world had ever seen.
``Why Mister Jackson, that is a rather naughty proposal! Let me dismiss the servants and we will explore it further!``
In three years she must have had many suitors. I'm certain I would have taken a run at her if I'd been in the sceptere'd Isle at that time (I was sailing with pirates in the West Indies at the time and we had a very busy schedule). In 1840 she married her first cousin from Germany, Albert.

Well, Babe, you had your chance. If only you`d been willing to wait for your Pirate King to come ashore you wouldn`t have had to settle for your German first cousin.

They had a passel of kids and ruled the empire together until Albert died and the now grey-haired and plump monarch who was "not amused" that most people know her as, went into mourning and never came out of it, despite occasional dalliances with her Scottish manservant, John Brown.

She died in 1901 but it is her birthdate that is celebrated in May here in Canada with a long weekend.

So here I am at the end of this long weekend. I spent yesterday and the day before doing absolutely nothing of any importance.

``Oh, yeah, baby. Give me that backwards glance again. You know it drives me wild!
Now, it is because the beautiful Victoria had the foresight to be born on this day, that I have enjoyed a whole and complete third day of the weekend which I spent writing a blog post for the AMAZING STORIES website in between laundry and basic "sitting around"

Thank you Victoria, for being born on this day and giving me an extra day to recover from my exertions.

Big kiss, Vicky. Love ya!

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

She and Albert were pretty hot to trot, apparently.

Kal said...

Yeh, she was a little bit of all right and I hear she liked to play dress-up. Her and Albert as Chimney sweeps. It's true cause I just made it up.

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