Monthly Archives: February 2011

Family History Writing Challenge – Day 23

Genealogy is like travelling along a country road, following the twists and turns of the road, with those taking the journey unsure of just where they will end up. There can be some real surprises, some curiosities and as always … Continue reading

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In My Mailbox – Week 4

Another trip to the library. Firstly I had to return two books before I incurred fines and secondly I collected the books for me to distribute for World Book Night on 5th March. I could not resist though, just having … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Introduction

I spotted the details for NaBloPoMo recently on someone’s blog and though what a good idea. I will try to fulfil the challenge by writing every day, although I do often write in advance and then forget to post! NaBloPoMo … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – The Highwayman’s Haunt

To find out about the Weekend Cooking feature hosted by Beth Fish Reads click HERE We came back a little earlier from a delightful meal at a country pub recommended to us by a former work colleague. The food was … Continue reading

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Thyroid Literary Challenge

This is an edited version of an earlier posting. This submitted for the Dear Thyroid contest – Thyroid Literary Challenge. It was in the early 1990s when I noticed that I had a lump in my throat. I was still … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday – Tioman Island

Looking out to sea from Tioman, a beautiful Malaysian Island. Taken July 1991 This was taken with my trusty Pentax camera, long before digital, and scanned in to the PC and uploaded!

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 22

I can’t quite remember how I got onto the next trail; I may at some point remember and I may not! John Butcher’s wife stated that she was born in Artington. Now, I went back to the 1851 Census for … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – Home is ……..

I saw on either a tweet or an email tag this morning the following quote: “Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” C Morgenstern When I read that I thought exactly! It is such a nice … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday – Twitter – February 2011

At the of January I wrote about Sorting Saturday with a focus on Twitter. This followed on from a Tuesday Tip that I had posted sometime early January. Anyway, the crux of that post is that I read my Tweets … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – William Arthur West – Part One

This is the belated post from 19th February. William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather’s Aunt – Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and … Continue reading

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