Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013
“You turn if you want to, The lady’s not for turning”
Margaret “Iron Lady” Thatcher
Victor of the Falklands War, de-regulator of the British economy, and all around tough lady.
Say what you will about her politics, and a lot could be said, but you have to admit that she looks good riding a tank.
In response to then-President George H.W Bush’s hesitence about the 1991 Gulf Conflict, she told him “This is no time to go wobbly!”
Whisky, Ayn Rand, and an old English car come to mind.
I wouldn’t recommend any of those things to anyone though.
I had one of these.
She was like one of those crazy girls who stands up out of your sunroof, gets jealous of your female friends, and slashes your tires.
Come to think of it, I had one of those too- actually at the same time…
The library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England.
The English have such a penchant for overdoing it, I don’t know how their peasants never revolted.
Occasionally, I think that I’d make a good Medieval King.
Eating big turkey legs, drinking flagons of ale, and chasing wenches around.
Symonds Yat is a village in the Forest of Dean and a popular tourist destination, straddling the River Wye (seen snaking silkily along above) within a few miles of the Welsh border. This is the view from Symonds Yat Rock (Lady Haddon on flickr)
Damn it, England- just when I get out, you pull me back in.
Stevarino took us here, under protest. It turned out to be nice.
There’s a cheese shop, which CC enjoyed, and a fancy pen shop, which I enjoyed.
Jiffy, as usual, enjoyed nothing.
We’ve always been in friendly (twice bloody) competition with the English.
Declaration of Independence> Magna Carta
Constitution> Constitutional Monarchy
“LNER No. 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Birkett Common, May 1992.”
This is one of the best photos ever.