Monthly Archives: June 2012

Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: B is for…..

On the back of the A-Z April Challenge, the lovely folk at Gould Genealogy devised another challenge – Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. Each week, we work through the letters of the alphabet sharing perhaps an elusive ancestor, a favourite or particular … Continue reading

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Follow Friday – Blogs beyond Genealogy!

Following in the footsteps of my genealogy blogging pals, Jill at Geniaus and Pauline at Family History Beyond the Seas. I have pulled together a small selection of blogs that I follow without a genealogical slant. Here they are in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet Week 13: Lest we Forget: War Memorials

Continuing the weekly theme, inspired by Family History Across the Seas. I always feel a sense of sadness when I come across a War Memorial. As I stand and reflect upon the names that appear on the Memorial, I have an … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet Week 12: Church Histories

Continuing the weekly theme, inspired by Family History Across the Seas. Many parishes produce a small history of the Parish and the Church. Over the years I have collected a small group of these histories. The histories give us a really … Continue reading

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Jubilee Fever!

It can not have escaped anyone’s notice that the UK have had an extra long weekend in order for the public to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The second Monarch to achieve such an event. There have … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA 2012 Post 1 – Introductions!

Today sees the start of Armchair BEA which is the armchair version of the Book Blogger Convention held each year in the US. I took part last year, although I failed the complete week because of being offline at a … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Home Companion by Michelle Edwards

I was recently given the opportunity to review this book and am delighted that I did. I really enjoyed the book. The combination of recipes, pattens and chapters shared by the author, a collection of ramblings from past times, featuring … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 128

As we are having the Jubilee weekend here in the UK it seemed fitting to share this photo, which I may have shared before. This a photograph of the Coronation Parade taken 2nd June 1953. The reverse of the photograph … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 118:Reading

As I sit and write this post I am in my study surrounded by books and genealogical papers. There are other things too of course, but books and genealogy are my main passions. I can’t remember my first book. I … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Coronation Souvenir 1953

Part of my Guildford & District Collection Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy 

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