Five keys to inspire your blog posts.


Have you ever suffered from the dreaded “writer’s block”? I can honestly say it has never happened to me, which got me thinking why that might be. I began by googling and reading a few articles which all seemed to be saying the same thing …… basically, set a schedule of writing, be disciplined and … Continue reading Five keys to inspire your blog posts.

Three reasons to visit an industrial museum for family trees


The Maritime District of Bristol in the West of England was once the centre of Britain's largest port and today is a wonderful centre for visiting and understanding how some of your ancestors MAY have been connected to or influenced by some of the events occurring here. For example Isambard Kingdom Brunel lived and worked … Continue reading Three reasons to visit an industrial museum for family trees

What I learned about blogging this month


A bit of a well worn title, especially from an “ancient blogger”, but I deliberately set out to learn something a few months back to infuse this blog with a bit more .... oomph! Blogging tips, how to improve your blog, how to get more followers are often somewhat impersonal and idiosyncratic, but this post … Continue reading What I learned about blogging this month

Why are you following our blog?


"Why do people follow our blog?" is a question I’ve been asking myself for some time, but I suppose there’s a parallel question "why do I write a blog?" so let’s answer that first. Our original blog was to publicise our charity work in Nepal, Nepal Schools Aid, though when we retired from the charity … Continue reading Why are you following our blog?

Burgundy; A photo symphony


Wandering through the villages of Burgundy gives endless opportunities for photography if one is mindful of the smaller things making up the landscape, the architecture, the market, the street. This is a personal selection of images in monochrome.