12th December 2014

Marconi and the first transatlantic radio signal

On the 12th hour of the 12th day of the 12th month exactly 113 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal – the […]
11th December 2014

And yet more astonishing finds!

Having checked out the reindeers yesterday, today I moved on to the elves in Santa’s workshop who make the toys, take care of the reindeer and […]
10th December 2014


Having had a fairly ‘entertaining’ 24 hours – translate ‘entertaining’ to ‘god awful’ – I decided today to delve into the ‘amusing finds’ file to cheer […]
9th December 2014

Oh good heavens….

Or ‘Great Scott!’ as the Doc said, frequently in Back to The Future. Apparently, the expression was used a total of sixteen times in the trilogy of […]
8th December 2014

Yes – it’s Monday again!

Ever get that sinking feeling on a Sunday night….? Then you need to change your job! If you hate the Monday to Friday game…. get out! […]
7th December 2014

George Kitcher (1833-?) #48 of #52Ancestors

Earlier this year, I wrote about Timothy Kitcher – one of my many brickwalls – who was baptised in 1834 in Boldre, Hampshire of William and […]
6th December 2014

Nicholas? Who was he?

Well to me, today is Saturday. Small Business Saturday too …. bet many of you didn’t know that! I didn’t until mid-week either. Apparently it exists […]
5th December 2014


You know those days when you just cannot muster the energy to get out of bed in the morning? That was this morning…. an early start […]
4th December 2014

How have I come this far without ….

Earlier this week, I took some ‘time out’ to visit a very good friend of mine who lives in Purton, not far away from the office […]