Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dorothy Lilian May nee Butcher 1915 – 2010

Today has not been a good day. The last link with my Grandfather’s family passed away this morning and has left a void that will be quite impossible to fill. Born Lilian Dorothy Butcher in February 1915, the second youngest … Continue reading

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Snippets from the the news……

BBC News – Life goes online after death with ‘memory boxes’Published 3rd December 2010http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11900774 The Independent – Identified at last: faces of the Somme – Europe, WorldPublished 28th December 2010http://ind.pn/dRYl4n

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Advent Calendar 2010 – In review

I have simply loved writing the advent calendar posts. These have been huge journalling prompts and have encouraged me to write and think about times past. They have also highlighted to me the questions that I wish I had asked. … Continue reading

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Christmas Broadcast or ‘Queen’s Speech’

View the Christmas Broadcast or ‘Queen’s Speech’ in full on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWwVoCVCEZo

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas and Deceased Relatives

Christmas always has its sad moments, in that we miss our deceased relatives, and yet remember with fondness and love those who have passed away. My Grandmother, always comes to my mind because her birthday, on 18th December was a … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse to coincide with Winter Solstice

The first full lunar eclipse to coincide with a winter solstice since 1554. UK & Europe will be able to watch from 0741 GMT on Tuesday 21st Dec. I was up in anticipation of seeing something wonderful. Sadly it was … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas Shopping

I often do my Christmas grocery shopping in the middle of the night, or at the very earliest just as the day turns midnight. Due to our domestics we planned to go to the supermarket just after midnight on Saturday … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas Stockings

I don’t recall ever having a stocking as a child, just this pillowcase into which my presents were placed. Since I have been married to what can only be described as the biggest Christmas baby of all time! Stuart’s birthday … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Grab Bag!

Today’s posting is a free for all. Tomorrow, 18th December 2010 would have been my beloved Grandmother’s birthday. Born in 18th December 1912 Lilian Edith Matthews to John Matthews and Elizabeth Mary nee Elstone at Guildford Surrey England. Gran was … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Fruit Cake

Mum has used the following recipe since the early 1980s, actually my Grandmother spotted it in a copy of Woman Magazine, and since then we have used this one, albeit, the copy does look in rather a sorry state! The … Continue reading

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