There is still a huge part of me stuck in the romance of my teenage reading years.

I read all about Jack and Ned Teach and Anne Bonny and Mary Read and RLS ‘s book Treasure Island.

Pirates are somehow dashing and daring and devil-may-care.

I’m sewing, embroidering, winging (!) a commissioned Calico Bag for a mate and I keep thinking (dreaming) of Calico Jack aka John Rackham.

He was named Calico because of the Calico Clothes that he (might’ve) worn. He had an affair with Anne Bonny (Irish Girl Pirate) and they had a gang that all met the same fate.