19th July 2014

Who knows the story of Lizzie Borden?

Born today in 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie’s mother died in 1863 and her father, Andrew Borden, married Abby Gray two years later. In 1892, […]
18th July 2014

The Chappaquiddick incident

Today marks the anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident. Shortly before midnight on 18 July 1969, Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy left a party on the island of […]
17th July 2014

Crazy Thursday – Wilfart and Black Sheep

And we really have gone a bit bonkers today in this heat….. Black Sheep. There is (at least) one in every family and there are some […]
16th July 2014

Unleash the power

The power of the atom was unleashed on the world today in 1945 and, as Albert Einstein put it in a telegram in New York Times, […]
15th July 2014

Celebration Tuesday….

Today, we celebrate our 300th blog post on FWL! Good heavens …. how is that possible?! And on St Swithin’s Day as well. He was a […]
14th July 2014

Fête nationale – Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called Fête nationale. […]
13th July 2014

#28 Michael Day (1926-1964)

Michael Day was the younger brother of my grandfather, David Day. [Thank heaven David did the family tree for his surname before I came along!] Sons […]
12th July 2014

Day of Oranges

This is Orangemen’s Day – no, not the fruit…. It’s the day when Irish Protestants in Northern Ireland (and elsewhere) march with banners and regalia, celebrating the […]
11th July 2014

Embarking on new adventures 

Don’t panic! I am not about to make any major announcements…. but yesterday marked an anniversary for me personally. This time last year, I left a […]