10th May 2015

The power of the weekend

Don’t panic – we haven’t had the weekend off! Not even close…. Doing what we do is a 24-7 job. Well, not quite 24 hours a […]
9th May 2015

B&Q, ‘Operation New Gate’ and a Bushman

Saturday is a curious day of the week and frequently a noisier one than any other day around the offices of FWL. People in nearby homes seem to […]
8th May 2015

Operation Barrie

In two weeks time, I will have arrived in Canada. Oh heck! Now must be the time to launch ‘Operation Barrie’ then…. Having just purchased another […]
7th May 2015

Barking up the wrong tree….

Have you ever, during the course of your family history, found that you have been barking up the wrong tree? Put two and two together and […]
6th May 2015

Cat biscuits, Calne and Canada

There are just a few things which you know you can rely on in life. The age old adage is that ‘in this world nothing can […]
5th May 2015

A day in the life of ….

There are some days when I wonder which way is up. Today is one of those days. I think that sleep featured for a short time […]
4th May 2015

Sporting connections of yesteryear

It may surprise you to know that I have been glued to my tablet these last few days. Hard at work but distracted occasionally by the […]
3rd May 2015

Trotters, benders and a retired queer?

Continuing the 1911 census ‘series of nuttiness’, further offerings are today available for your amusement. The first of which is William James Lane of Bethnal Green…. aged […]
2nd May 2015

Unknown, not known and don’t know

Over the years, since I have been writing this blog, I often utter the phrase “What shall I write today?” and mostly, the answer from my […]