Women have great reason to be thankful for their ignorance on some topics. Our heads are not confused and distressed with the mists and mazes of politics; with a few painful exceptions, we are blessedly unaware that the country will be shipwrecked and the world overturned if X is elected and Y is not; we do not have to contend at elections, we know that the country has gone on and the Government endured though X was made an MP and Y was not.
The world wags in spite of it all, and we do not meddle with its revolutions. Had I been blessed with a family of daughters I should earnestly have prayed that each one might be beautiful and womanly, and well fitted to preside over her home, leaving outside matters to others.
Dutiful wife and grandma that I am, I suppose this means that I should do a little baking - ginger loaves full of fruit, candied peel and plenty of brandy.
Please note: If you get really desperate, or you don't enjoy baking, you could always simply glug down the brandy, cut out the middle calories.
Put the cakes into the oven, clear away the mess, then get a good book and have a read as you enjoy the heady aromas of brandy and spices.
Back to Isobel's Home Notes:
Busy women are invariably the happiest. It is in idle women that we find hysteria, depression, melancholy, and morbid feelings of all sorts arise. Those who are not obliged to earn a living, and have not much work to do in the house, should take up a hobby, and occupy themselves steadily in one way or another.
Outdoor exercise for at least two hours daily should be taken. Teaching poor children, making clothes for the poor, visits of charity, and visiting the sick are occupations in which all may feel that they are doing good.
To get up a girls' club is another good plan, and every woman should make a point of taking lessons in cookery, for the talent of cooking does much to promote happiness in life, as well as economy, should she have to set up housekeeping on her own account.
Can't imagine what may have prompted this post.