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The Bitter Trade by Piers Alexander

I was drawn to this book by the cover and having read the synopis expected a book about the importation of coffee in the seventeenth century. Instead the book was about a young man, called Calumny living with his family in rural … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Using vintage postcards to add to family and local history research by Kate Cole

Today I would like to welcome Kate who write at Essex Voices Past and is a contributor at Worldwide Genealogy. Kate is celebrating the publication of her book with a book tour and I am therefore delighted to be included on … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip ~ Where Family History and Local History Unite*

Image courtesy of the Project via Facebook I recently spent some time on the newly launched site Lives of the First World War, a joint effort between the Imperial War Museum and FindmyPast. On the day it was announced I … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Coffee Swirls

As I said in last week’s edition of Weekend Cooking, my Grandmother was a pretty good cook. About twenty years ago my Mum gave me my Grandmother’s cookery books. They were nothing particularly special, but I am not surprised that Gran … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas

As promised, this is the final of four posts taken from this delightful book. This fourth recipe Eggnog Cream and take from the website. Ingredients 350 ml double cream125 ml advocaat Method Put the cream into a bowl and, using … Continue reading

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Sending Christmas Wishes

“Remembrance, like a candle, Shines brightest at Christmastime” Charles Dickens With Mum in hospital, this Christmas it does not feel very Christmas like.  I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people who have … Continue reading

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Video – Maid of the Seas

Yesterday I shared my Virtual Advent Tour post, which centred around the Lockerbie Disaster that occurred on 21st December 1988. Earlier today my husband shared the following video that he had come across from YouTube with me, which visually sums … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas – Yule Log

As promised, this is the third of four posts taken from this delightful book. This third recipe is for Yule Log and is taken from Nigella’s fabulous website For the cake6 medium egg(s) (separated)150 gram(s) caster sugar50 gram(s) cocoa powder1 … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour – Lockerbie

I am delighted to take part in the Virtual Advent Tour hosted by Marg & Kelly. This is the third time of taking part. It is a wonderful way to meet other bloggers and spread festive cheer! When I decided … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour – Kiva – Genealogists for Families Project

I am delighted to take part in the Virtual Advent Tour hosted by Marg & Kelly. This is the third time of taking part. It is a wonderful way to meet other bloggers and spread festive cheer! When I decided … Continue reading

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