22nd June 2015

Families are funny things

“They can be large or small, normal or crazy, fun or embarrassing – families are all different. Sometimes your family is just great to be with, […]
21st June 2015

Predictable? That would be ….

…. boring! What would a ‘normal’ person do on a Sunday? Chill out and watch the tennis, the athletics, do some gardening or some household chores? […]
20th June 2015

Out with the old, in with the new

Nearly four years ago, I moved from Reading – my ‘home’ for fifteen years – to Calne. Having completed my Masters degree in 2000, I remained […]
19th June 2015

“Life is like a box of chocolates”

“….you never know what you are going to get”…. That’s what Forrest Gump’s Mama said. You know, I think she was right! I feel like this […]
18th June 2015

That was the day that was

Dear World, Thank you. For what, you ask? For giving me another amazingly different day. An extremely late night/early morning catching up with paperwork, I awoke […]
17th June 2015

Why I love my job

To whom it may concern:  Out there in the big wide ‘Western World’, there are an enormous number of people who dread Mondays and wish their […]
16th June 2015

Knowing when to give up

In our line of work, we have to be terriers. We have to keep working on cases (whether Heir Hunting, adoption, family history or whatever) until we […]
15th June 2015

Unexpectedly brilliant Monday

Am I the only one who has no clue what day it is, most days of the week? Without my diary, I would be utterly lost. […]
14th June 2015

A weekend away from Wiltshire

As you will have worked out from yesterday’s blog, I have been away for the weekend in Dorset. Having spent almost all of my first eighteen years […]