24th November 2014

There’s room for everyone

The world of family, local and social history has grown exponentially over the last decade in particular. Whilst the commercial sites are expanding with newly digitised […]
23rd November 2014

#46 Thomas Elford (1804-1886)

Thomas Elford was my gggg-grandfather on my father’s side – a long way back! He was born in 1804 and baptised in Plympton St Maurice on […]
22nd November 2014

The key to success

When should you give up? It is a more intriguing question than it may at first appear. We live in a culture that admires persistence: a […]
21st November 2014

Are you listening?

Hearing is one of your five senses. It is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear. Listening requires you […]
20th November 2014

Losing the battle but winning the war

The winner of a war often loses just as many battles as s/he wins but with luck and preparation, at some point the tide turns or […]
19th November 2014

What is the secret to a great team?

Over the years, I have worked in many teams and earlier this year, I blogged about team work. But it is a subject I often return […]
18th November 2014

Learning Netiquette

Over the past few months, I have frequently found myself shocked and stunned by people’s etiquette (or lack thereof) online on various social networks from Facebook and […]
17th November 2014

Just another Manic Monday

After a relaxing weekend – yes, I managed it this time! – Monday came around far too quickly. And you know those days when the best […]
16th November 2014

#45 Frederick Day (~1849-1922)

Over the years, few people in my immediate family have shown an interest in ‘our’ family history. The genes come from my maternal grandfather’s side of […]