The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954

"I just want young people to embrace where they come from, be proud of it, and share their family's history. This country was built on beautiful stories of heritage,". ©️Zendaya. I’ve been fascinated by my Great, Great, Grandfather, John Cornelius O’Connor, from the very first time I heard his name and how he was born … Continue reading The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954

The Life Of Walter Hillier, 1867-1946, Part 2.

Welcome back to the life of Walter George Hillier. Before we begin, let’s have a quick reminder of what has happened so far in Walters life. Walter George Hillier, aka the Governor, was born on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 1867, at Tapnage, Titchfield, Hampshire, England, to Walter Hillier and Caroline Hillier nee Abraham. Walters … Continue reading The Life Of Walter Hillier, 1867-1946, Part 2.

Meet The O’Connors – The Bairns of, John Cornelius O’Connor.

My love for genealogy is fuelled by my determination to discover the truth behind our mysterious O’Connors.  My passion is at its fullest when it comes to them. They are my biggest headache and my greatest love. I’m not entirely sure what fuels that passion, was it the incredibly kind, loving heart of my, Great … Continue reading Meet The O’Connors – The Bairns of, John Cornelius O’Connor.

The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.

Even though I still very much believe that our, John Cornelius O’Connor, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, I have been following a possible paper trail for the, O’Connor family. After trolling the birth index’s I came across two birth index’s, one for, John’s brother, Thomas, and another for John.  Both give the mothers maiden … Continue reading The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.

The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881

What I love about genealogy is, it leads you down paths walked by not only your ancestors but many others incredible human beings. Fairly often while researching our own heritage, I side step and research the partners, husbands, wife’s, in-laws and siblings and their families of our ancestors.  Some say there isn’t a need to … Continue reading The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881

The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist. 

Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, in the year, 1808, to Moses Luke, son of Moses Luke and Hannah Luke nee Grey and Catherine Kitty Mason, daughter of Jonathan Mason and Catherine Southwell. She was … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist. 

The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.

Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so Far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, England, in the year 1808 to Moses Luke, and Catherine Kitty Mason.She was baptised at, The church of St. John The Evangelist, … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.

The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.

Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell.  Before we begin, let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.Alice was born at, East Wellow, on Thursday the 19th of December 1861. From the age of 9, Alice worked for her maternal uncle, William Reeves, at the Angel Inn, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Jesse Townsend, 1835 – Update

My maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Jesse Townsend, is one of my ancestors who has stolen my heart. Of course he has to be one of the hardest people to trace, especially his beginnings. Even though I have managed to trace him through the census’s, found his marriage, know who his children are and even what … Continue reading 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Jesse Townsend, 1835 – Update

Frost

“A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU.  When Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir designs, it’s plain to see, she gives her soul to creativity. Her love and exceptional talent shines through in every single masterpieces she manifests. And her new pattern “FROST”, is no exception.  It’s … Continue reading Frost

Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL

A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir from Tinna Crochets is the mistress/master of the art of crochet and craftsmanship.  With each and every loop a stitch is made. With each stitch made, her creativity flows. That creativity turns … Continue reading Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL

Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot

Tinna does it again, with her new mosaic crochet pattern! 😍🥰😍 Viking Knot. To me there really couldn’t be a more perfect pattern. Not only does it represent strength, eternal love, unity and loyalty between friends, family and lovers. It’s endless loop, with no end or beginning, represents everlasting love while the knot image represents an … Continue reading Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot

Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – May 2021

“By May,  most of the harsness of winter has passed.  The sky is bright,  and warm sunshine filters through  the new leaves on the trees.”  Ellen Jackson. Sgwd y Pannwr Waterfall, Brecon Beacons,Wales. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – May 2021

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – April 2021

“Our spring has come at last  with the soft laughter of April suns  and shadow of April showers.”  Byron Caldwell Smith. Hengisbury Head, Dorset. Hengistbury Head, Dorset. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, by Russ at, "https://lovetoframe.com" or we … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – April 2021

Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.

Vanessa aka Nesspot, from Hooked On Sunshine, has done it again.  No surprise there really.Her new blanket pattern Whatcha-ma-call-it is Scrumdiddlyumptious. It oozes beauty. Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers. I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.

Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.

Woodworking matters. It's more than a pastime or hobby being a woodworker means that you know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands and mind to build beautiful, functional objects, and that you're as interested in the process as the outcome. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world, woodworking gives … Continue reading Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – January 2021

A new year is unfolding, like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.       (All taken on a Samsung S20.)📸📷📸 Copyright to all of the photographs displayed are owned by,Mark_MG_Photography.You may not download, publish, sell, license or distribute any of these photographs without the written permission from the photographer.Photographs have been uploaded in … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – January 2021

Round Up, Round Up – November 2020

Christmas gift suggestions -To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect.     (Oren Arnold) Frost covered mornings, roaring fires, shimmering trees and houses alight with twinkly light, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas. Is it just me, didn’t November seem long, it dragged and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2020

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – October 2020

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.      (Hal Borland) All images are for sale, please contact me for prices.You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – October 2020

Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.    (Carol Bishop Hipps) As I sit here gazing out my window at the changing leaves 🍁 my soul aches at how the world has changed throughout the year 2020. Who would have thought that we would spend most of the year locked … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020

Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal

She’s only gone and done it again. She never disappoints!!! Can you guess who I’m talking about? Yes you guessed right, the one and only Tinna from tinnacrochet.com. Tinna the QUEEN of mosaic crochet, has just released a new pattern, a new crochet along and it’s mind blowingly beautiful. It’s called the Queen CAL (rather … Continue reading Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal

Round Up, Round Up – August 2020

Summer may be full of memories made, bbq’s, picnics, ice creams and lazy Sunday afternoons relaxing in the warmth from cloudless sky’s, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start falling, we can tell that a change is happening. Bonfires, fireworks, Pumpkins, hot chocolate, warm jumpers, oversized hoodies, fluffy socks, snuggly blankets , … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2020