The single most important thing in life is what it all means to you. Life doesn’t come prepackaged with this meaning either.. you create it. Doing so is rarely easy, but it’s always within your power and well worth the effort. Ultimately, the secret is to LOVE, love the people who love you, share advantages … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – October 2018
Our family has always had a love for the ocean, from the calm before the storm, to the waves crashing upon the shore, to the tranquility of the open waters. It’s almost like a pull, a pull from deep within our souls. Just to sit and listen as the ocean waters ripple as it mees … Continue reading Isaac Porter – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Week 38
I have very mixed views about social media, it can be a huge platform for cyber bullying, judgment, over sharing and damn right rudeness but it can also be a place where you can find inspiration, talk to like minded people who share the same passions, follow designers, photographers etc, etc. Facebook groups are great … Continue reading Twisted Granny
Me again, just a small update for you. The two certificates I was waiting for have arrived, unfortunately it seems the yet again, it’s the wrong birth for, Alice Maria Money. The hunt will have to continue. However the death certificate for, Mary Ann Money nee Skeleton, Alice's mother is correct and I can confirm … Continue reading Alice Maria Money – Update.
I often talk about those tricky ancestors whom like to play a good old game of hide and seek, well this weeks ancestor is one of them, from different dates of birth to places of birth, and constant name changes, she’s not the easiest to pinpoint. And even though I can’t be 100% certain about … Continue reading Alice Maria Money – 52Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Week 37
“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose them all at once; you lose them in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and their scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in the closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts … Continue reading Joseph Newell – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 36
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas or we can have your chosen image framed for you by the very talented guys at, The Picture Framing Shop, who go above and beyond, to … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – September 2018
Throughout my "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge, I am writing about my ancestors, below are links to each family member I have written about so far. Carr - Frederick Earnest Henry Carr Forhead - Emily Freak - Rosa Alice Gibbs Porter - Elizabeth Grace Hatcher - Caleb George Eva Kate Kirby - Alfred Eleanor … Continue reading More than just a name.
Although I love researching our family history, I also find it very upsetting. The lives my ancestors lived were far from easy. Most lived humble poor or working class lives, living only to pay the bills, a way of life most of us in modern times still live by. While the rich, get richer, the … Continue reading Gillian Mary Newell – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 35
Certificates have been floating in, in dribs and drabs throughout the last few days, all apart from one which I was refunded for. My 3rd Great Grandmothers, Eliza Stockwell, original birth record is in too poor condition to be sent as a pdf, which is such a shame, as I am slowly buying all my … Continue reading Stockwell Angels – Elizabeth Wren, 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, Week 34 Update.
September is the month of new beginnings, fresh starts and earthly changes. As the sun cools, the morning chill try’s its hardest to make summer days a distant memory, as children step into their new oversized uniforms and shiny shoes. September sees every mother cry, while fathers, fight hard not to show the lump in their throats … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – September 2018