Perhaps one of the quirky details about my ancestor was that he was able to keep dairy cows in the middle of London! Hard to believe the area which was once rural is now part of the busy metropolis. Unfortunately it would appear that the quirks of this particular ancestor were actually illegal, much as […]
via Daily Prompt: Waiting Everything comes to he who waits.. How often did I hear that growing up?I confess it is one of those sayings I have held onto steadfastly since childhood. Interestingly I have a scientific mind yet I have never sought to challenge this apparently sensible premise, which paired nicely with Patience is […]
I used to love visiting my Grandmother. I am so glad I spent so much time with her and listened to her stories. She had been an attractive and cheeky redhead, whose fiery temperament at the time had led her into a few misadventures(including the time she had left her brother and his friends up […]
Dealing with original sources, including documents is great, but has often presented challenges. What an incredible concept! Making original material accessible to all and revealing history from primary sources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WkIMvZiSIY Making original documents readily available, is an amazing goal.How exciting. must it be to realise you are able to read and transcribe a document which […]
via Daily Prompt: Clumsy It is my experience that first attempts at most things are and indeed should be clumsy. From our first faltering steps to our first attempts at driving or making a meal -in fact, doing just about anything. Are some people really born totally competent in all areas? I equate clumsiness with […]
Quirk for the purpose of this blog is intended to cover a wide range of unusual behaviours(some of which may even be criminal!).