26th July 2015

Why the tortoise always wins the race

Aesop was said to be a Greek slave and storyteller believed to have lived between 620 and 560 BC in ancient Greece. Many of the stories […]
25th July 2015

Hatched (matched) and dispatched

In every family tree, each character must be hatched and dispatched, with a potential for being matched in between times. They may not have lasted long […]
24th July 2015

Down the back straight

Don’t worry. Hell hasn’t frozen over. I haven’t turned into a sports fanatic. However, this evening I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at The […]
23rd July 2015

A day in the life of….

There is a great BBC series called ‘Toughest Place to be a …’ in which British workers are challenged to do their job under some of the toughest […]
22nd July 2015

Getting sidetracked

I describe genealogy as like marmite – you either love it or you hate it. If you hate it, you are not interested in finding out […]
21st July 2015

Random requests for assistance

At FWL, we find people…. no matter how hard they try to hide. Seriously…. some of them try really hard, but we will not be beaten. […]
20th July 2015

Whatever happened to….

Do you ever have one of  those days when you seem to spend a lot of time thinking about the past? Well, we do that regularly […]
19th July 2015

One born every minute

I have lost count of the number of times I have gone over the fact that there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an […]
18th July 2015

The Percussion Section

Over the past few weeks, we have delighted you with various references to members of the orchestra. Well, not really…. but some mighty crazy records of […]