It feels somewhat strange setting these goals for 2022, whilst we are living with so much uncertainty in our day to day lives, but all I/we can do, is try and maintain a sense of normality, whatever normality is and try to maintain some kind of perspective with life. With that in mind I have … Continue reading New Year, New Goals
As 2021 has drawn to a close, it's that time of the year to look back and reflect on my genealogy achievements and see how I did, compared to the goals that I set myself at the beginning of the year. Several years ago I completely lost track with my genealogy research and vowed to … Continue reading My End of Year Report 2021
For those of you that might have missed these posts, or not seen them all, in the run up towards Christmas, I have been posting online, pictures from my childhood, things that I fondly remember growing up as a kid. It's a mixture of memories and nostalgia based on when I lived at my Nan's … Continue reading Do You Remember……..?
Recently I heard a comment that really resonated with me and made me think about the "value' we put on things and the reasons why we value possessions so much. The comment was about 'collecting moments not things', which when you stop to think about it, goes against all the core principles of being a … Continue reading Collect Moments Not Things
If you follow me online, you will have probably seen some recent posts regarding my recent house move. Over the years we haven't been prolific house movers, in fact as a family, this will only be our second move, so we are hardly experts in the whole moving process. This got me thinking about what … Continue reading Are you a City Dweller or a Townie?
We all have that one elusive ancestor on our trees that is difficult to find and for many different reasons, they just don’t want to be found. For as long as I can remember, one of my 2 x Great-Grandparents identities has been unknown to me, the father's name of Marguerite Longland Lukes was 'missing' … Continue reading Digging Deep to Find My Roots
I recently wrote a reply to a question raised on social media by my genealogy buddy Natalie Pithers from Genealogy Stories At the time, like most of the things we write on social media, I wrote exactly what I felt at that moment in time, from the heart, but as I paused and stopped to think … Continue reading What Makes You Feel Connected?
Sometimes you stumble across a story that restores your faith in humanity and kindness and it stays with you for a long time. I first heard about this story online and it has stuck with me for a number of years now and I wanted to share it with you. It's a very simple story, … Continue reading Tell Me a Story that Restores Your Faith in Human Kindness
This is the 13th in my series of blogs documenting the lives and more importantly, telling the stories of my 2 x Great-Grandparents. By the very nature of the fact that these are the last few of my 2 x Great-Grandparents stories, will tell you that these have been by far the hardest to complete. … Continue reading Sitting on the Dock of The Bay……
Never did I imagine when I asked the question, "What's your favourite heirloom?", Just how popular this would be! I have received so many wonderful new photographs and stories about your ancestors' family heirlooms that it would be remiss of me, not to share them all with you! These heirlooms really are as diverse and … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Family Heirloom Part 2