Sunday, 27 August 2006

Genealogical Photos

Carrying on from earlier in the week I thought I'd spend some time over the weekend loading my Genealogical photos to Flickr Mainly from my Ellis family, including some that are simply of Robert Ellis born 1817 Elstead Surrey and died 1900 in Geelong Victoria Australia, he migrated with his family in 1855. Deep in the study I have the photos I took in 1991 of the Cemetary at Mount Duneed where the Ellis family are buried, I'll look them out sometime and upload them. Its just brilliant that they have survived.

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear

I've just read the first two books in this new series, they are great. I soaked the two books up in two days and now feel sad and disappointed that I have finished them. They both score a 10/10.

Genealogical Post Cards

I spent a few hours this morning loading various genealogical postcards to Flickr. They are all scanned on the PC and backup to disc, but Flickr is a good way to share and archive the images.

Next up is the same with genealogical photos, and I have some more postcards in the study!

Thursday, 17 August 2006

Journals Project

1000 journals

1001 Journals

Traveling Hope: Welcome to the Traveling Hope Project

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Fifty pages in and I was struggling. I did want to give up, PM the next person and get the book moving, but I kept feeling I'd read a page more just incase. The reality is I read the book, and I just had to keep turning the pages, and in a bizarre kind of way did enjoy it. Some of the characters I found infuriating.

I always feel that a good book is one that leaves you remembering it and pondering on it fo a while after. This is one of those books.

Sunday, 13 August 2006

Fludder & Puttenham

I recieved an email today from BH about the Fludder family of Puttenham.

Book - The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart

I start this one early last week and soon became caught up in the world of Luc and his wonderful piano shop. The book was written in a gentle way and I found that I really did enjoy it.

I guess the historian in me was interested in the facts and figures of how many pianos were made - 50,000 in 1850 and 500,000 in 1910, of which 350,000 were in the US. I did a quick search on for piano maker and that showed that 471 people were recorded as piano makers in England in the 1881 census. There were no later figures, but only because I searched for an occupation rather than a known individual.

I was slightly disappointed that the author didn't try and find anything out about the name and serial number that was found on his piano, but again that is the historian in me and didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book.

I did enjoy this book. It is one of those books that will leave me pondering and thinking about it after I have finished it and sent it on its way.

Here are the Journal Entries

Thursday, 10 August 2006

Thyroid Research

A really useful and informative site.

More on the Banjo!

The sale of the banjo is complete. I was watching it on sold for £237.00, Which reflects the condition and workmanship of the banjo. Congratulations to both the buyer and seller....neither was me!!

Wednesday, 9 August 2006

Eastwick Family

Received an email today from RH about the Eastwick Family. At initial glance, we have a connection!

Book - Who Moved my Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson

  • Change Happens
  • Anticipate Change
  • Monitor Change
  • Adapt to Change Quickly
  • Change
  • Enjoy Change!
  • Be read to change quickly & enjoy it again!

From page 74

Sunday, 6 August 2006


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