About

I am a staunch Tory, and in particular a fan of Boris Johnson.  One of my main reasons for supporting Boris is because he would restore our shattered democracy, which was so badly damaged by the  Labour government.  While the knitting industry was at its height, I was a knitting designer, with my own business, and I published six books on my knitting design, one of which was a best seller.   I am also a blogger, interested in trends. 

My interests.

Cricket and rugby  fan.  Avid fan of the cinema, particularly French films, and I also love history, fashion, art and politics.

41 responses to “About

  1. Erhm! (cough, cough) I clicked on ‘Angela’??

  2. This isa bit of a relief – though I must admit to, occasionally, when feeling unusually ratty, answering to ‘Tessa’

    It’s just the idea of blundering into a blind date with Boris…..

  3. No! No! The Mayor is absolutely safe, honest!

  4. I’d have a blind date with Boris.

  5. I am happy to know about Boris. Someone has to restore democracy before a Caliphate ensues.

    Of British descent, I keep up with issues on the old sod. A couple of things that may be of interest to you:

    1. I have LONG been a fan of British knits. Retired librarian/information scientist that I am, I carefully preserve that which I know will not last forever and I considered many knits from Britain – some suits but mostly sweaters – to be high on the list. I just gave a sweater of incredible design and color to a young lady who greatly appreciated it. The thing is 30 years old. I have a sweater that is over 50 years old that is that wonderful bluish green that only comes from the old isles.

    2. My great grandfather left Ayrshire to learn piece goods in Glasgow and thence to Boston. He and his fellows started a large department store in Rochester, NY. He handed down the care of woolens to us.

    3. If you love French film and its history, you would love living in Rochester that has the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. They show films of all countries in their Dryden Theater. It is a treasure. I live south of Rochester.

    4. There is another Brit, at theagedp.com who loves Sarah Palin and he and I are in contact.

    Carry on. Love the blog and thanks for visiting SamHenry at On My Watch.

  6. Thank you for your lovely informative reply and for your kind remarks about my blog. I do hope you will come back soon.

  7. Angelnstar – you are very welcome. This is a PS – I am an independent. I voted for and am now disillusioned with Barack O. I write in support of Sarah Palin because she just has not been given a fair chance by a left of left press! So don’t be surprised if I go in and out and up and down.

  8. He does make quite hilarious comments sometimes. Heard recently was, “I was levitating above the the party political debate like a kind of intergalactic Buddha”

  9. I might make this my Blog of the Month before the General Election.

    I am not a staunch Tory (the opposite in fact – Old Labour), but I believe in free speech. Your blog is great reading.

    Now, where did I put the corkscrew?

  10. 1. I have LONG been a fan of British knits. Retired librarian/information scientist that I am, I carefully preserve that which I know will not last forever and I considered many knits from Britain – some suits but mostly sweaters – to be high on the list. I just gave a sweater of incredible design and color to a young lady who greatly appreciated it. The thing is 30 years old. I have a sweater that is over 50 years old that is that wonderful bluish green that only comes from the old isles.
    +1

    • Thank you for your comment. It is such a shame that knitting has declined in the UK, the yarn is just too expensive.

  11. Peter Reynolds

    Nice to meet you Angela! Where are you? Do you know Boris and what does he think of you as his alterego?

    (You can find out all about me on “About Me” on my blog)

  12. 1. I have LONG been a fan of British knits. Retired librarian/information scientist that I am, I carefully preserve that which I know will not last forever and I considered many knits from Britain – some suits but mostly sweaters – to be high on the list. I just gave a sweater of incredible design and color to a young lady who greatly appreciated it. The thing is 30 years old. I have a sweater that is over 50 years old that is that wonderful bluish green that only comes from the old isles.+1
    +1

  13. Hi Angela. Nice to meet you this afternoon. Love your Blog!

  14. I’m not a Tory, but Ilike Boris and I voted for him in the election.
    Usually, I vote Labour – but I cannot stand Ken Livingstone.
    I wish Oonagh King got the job instead of Ken.
    Boris is the Bertie Wooster of British politics (I mean this in the nicest possible way!).
    Do you remember the excellent ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie?
    Stephen Fry would make a damned good politician also.

    • Actually a lot of Labour voters love Boris and are voting for him not Ken. Boris has a nine point lead at the moment.

      I actually cannot bear Stephen Fry. I know how popular he is though.

    • I’m with you Dirty Bull. I think Stephen Fry’s wonderful but I always keep my back to the wall.

      I’d have given Oona the job too – and as one dirty bull to another, I reckon she’d have finished me off in a trice. She’s a lot sexier than Ken.

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    • Leon, much, much, MUCH more important that that, this is where you find Angela, London’s own angel of truth, justice and freedom!

      You see, with mcyuatsjtt, she speaketh in tongues!

      Praise be to Boris and to all the gods of our great city!

  16. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Appreciate it!

    • It is not acceptable to print peoples’ blogs in their entirety. It is acceptable to print a first paragraph though and then give a link back to the author’s blog Any other way, and you are abusing copyright.

  17. I’ve just watched Boris via your link to the Olympic committee. Thank you for it as I’ve only ever watch news interviews and other snippets which, though fun, don’t give you his depth. This however did. I’ve always wondered what sort of PM he’d make… ta ta…

  18. p.s. Your first para refers to “present Labour government”. Time for an edit? Only kidding…

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  20. With regards to Alan Turing I have posted the following on my Facebook page:- ” Monday’s forthcoming TV programme (UK TV) prompted me to “compose” this “note” on this subject. It is difficult to emphasise how important Turing is. In my youth Europe had the problem of Michealangelo (what should our political position be?). Turing knocks poor old Buonarroti into a cocked hat! I think this is an opportunity for a re-opening of the original criminal case, which on a quick perusal of the net does not appear to be adequately appreciated. Turing’s behaviour, in deliberately drawing the attention of the authorities to his activities, appears to have a kamikazi dimension; perhaps we should take the opportunity to deliver a follow-up punch!

    There is a burgeoning “cold case” industry developing which could very usefully investigate the actual history, using the resources of contemporary forensic psychiatry. Under APA guidelines Turing himself is not open to any criticism, and these must be insisted on”

  21. Hi Angela,
    I’ve created a caricature of boris, and I wonder if you’d be interested in featuring it on your main page. It’s over here:
    http://www.olivierargyle.co.uk/2012/08/17/boris-johnson-zip-wire-caricature/

    If you were kind enough to feature it (with name credit and facebook link), I’d link your site on facebook, twitter, and on my blog, and also send you a signed print if you were interested.
    All the best,
    Dan.
    (Daniel Olivier-Argyle)
    facebook.com/danillustrates

    • Dear Oliver, I think it would be a better idea if you put it on twitter yourself! I don’t feature cartoons on my blog, but am sure it will be appreciated on twitter.

  22. Thanks for your reply. I’ve already posted my painting on twitter, but I still tend to try to push designs elsewhere because I want people to see my art. These things are always worth a try, and it’s a very small world.
    All the best,
    Dan.

  23. Hello. I hope you don’t mind a knitting question: I saw your remarks about the ‘collapse’ of the knitting industry in the UK, referring to a few years ago as I understand the context. I would be grateful if you could elaborate on that. I’d assumed that knitting was going through another of its revivals for some years now with the difference that the internet has made such revivals permanent rather than temporary bursts of enthusiasm.

    • In England, the knitting industry has collapsed because the cost of wool rose so much, knitting your own sweaters was no longer an option. I see you are have a link to a publishing company. I have the copyright to all my knitting designs, the patterns and gorgeous pics. and these were never published abroad.(They were published only in Europe). If you know any US or Canadian publisher who would be interested, please do get in touch, my e-mail address is angelneptunestar@aol.com I have been thinking about self publishing, because these patterns appeared in Vogue, Elle, and all the top newspapers, it seems such a shame to waste them.

    • ps. Knitting used to be so popular in the UK in the 80′s and 90′s. It was massive. Every magazine had a knitting pattern to offer to their readers, as did many newspapers. Now it is just the odd item,, knitting is not a cheap option anymore, there is no interest and it was all very heartbreaking!

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