30th December 2014

#52 of #52: Jessie Petherick (1851-1935)

I cannot quite believe that a whole year has passed since I took on the #52Ancestors challenge – and this is my final #52Ancestors blog of 2014. […]
29th December 2014

Starting over in 2015

How many times have you considered starting over in the New Year? Made a few resolutions and within days/weeks, they have fallen by the wayside….? Well […]
28th December 2014

#51 Charles Buck(e)ridge (1802-1883) Inkpen

Charles Roger Buckridge was baptised on 10 April 1802 in Inkpen, Berkshire – a village in West Berkshire, centred 3.5 miles southeast of Hungerford: [SW Berkshire mapped […]
27th December 2014

December, January, February

Yesterday, I saw an interesting article entitled Snowballs, Santas and Sleighs: Liverpool residents’ festive surnames in the Liverpool Echo, about the number of people called Chris Massey and […]
26th December 2014

And there it went….

All that planning…. and now, it’s pretty much over already! Boxing Day is upon us. If you missed it this time last year, take a look […]
25th December 2014

So here it is….

….Merry Christmas and we hope ‘everybody’s having fun’! ‘Look to the future now, It’s only just begun….’…. This time of year is definitely one for reflection […]
24th December 2014

Antlers and alcohol

One more day until the big event that we have all been planning for for …. hmmm! Well, some people for months, some for weeks and […]
23rd December 2014

Mistletoe and marbles

‘Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine’…. sang Cliff Richard, way back in 1988. Heavens…. That makes feel rather old! The single was Cliff Richard’s 99th and it became his […]
22nd December 2014

Twerps, twits and trollops

Having travelled around a bit this year, I am told that we – the English – are world-renowned for our ‘interesting use of language’. I don’t […]