Monthly Archives: October 2006

Between Friends by Debbie Macomber

This is the story of essentially two friends and their lives through all the tears,laughs,sad and happy moments. The book is written as a series of letters,postcards,telegrams and emails and spreads across several three families and more than 4 decades. … Continue reading

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My Birthday RABCK Experiment pressie

My pressie arrived at the weekend, I recognised the sending address, so kept it sealed until the 10th! Thanks for sending RoryG

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The Crimson Petal & the White by Michel Faber

I tried several times to get into this book, and then decided I would have one more attempt before sending on its way. The truth is, I enjoyed it. Perhaps it was the way it was written or perhaps that … Continue reading

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Eat Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis

I was really disappointed to see that this book failed to make it across the Atlantic as part of a book ring. The jiffy bag and the claim form were wrapped in a Royal Mail plastic bag. I rang Royal … Continue reading

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How many of me?

This is rather nifty, and appeals to the genealogist in me. HowManyOfMe.com There are:3people with my namein the U.S.A. <a style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: #0066b3; LINE-HEIGHT: 180%; TEXT-DECORATION: underline" href="How many have your name? This is the results in my married … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornament Exchange 2006

TexasWren has just posted to the BookCrossing LJ about the Christmas Ornament Exchange. What a fabulous idea this is.I sent my parcel off last year to someone in the US and received a fascinating parcel back from someone in Canada. … Continue reading

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Eye Colour…….

I saw a link to this fascinating web site on someone’s LJ. Basically, you insert the eye colour of yourself, your spouse/partner and both sets of parents. The calculator then predicts what the most likely eye colour any off spring … Continue reading

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Will of John Goucher – died 1873, Proved 1875

The will of John Goucher, one of Stuart’s great,great,great grandfather’s arrived today. There was something rather sad about it, he was obviously aware that he wasn’t leaving anything to most of his Children and only three out of 8 were … Continue reading

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The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Although a work of fiction, the storyline is based on one of the ancestors of the author. The storyline is about William Thornhill, a Londoner who worked on the Thames. He marries his childhood sweetheart and following being caught and … Continue reading

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What a coincidence…….

Yesterday, one of the genealogical lists I am on received a posting from someone who has been involved in cataloguing a personal book collection. The owner of the collection had died last year and each book title was added to … Continue reading

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