Category Archives: Photos

Treasure Chest Thursday – diamonds?

My partner, Adrian, is an independent jewellery valuer, and when we first got together he offered to value my jewellery for me.  It hadn’t been valued in 10 years as I was so afraid of the invoice.  No jewellers could … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – sewing box psychology

This sewing box belonged to my great aunt Mamie (also known as Ena, also known as DeeDee and christened Georgina – just as well I have her pinned down in the family tree!) It has well-organised compartments full of buttons, … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Fruitcake – Friend or Foe?

Geneabloggers are asking for posts on Christmas Memories.  Today’s is “Did you like fruitcake? Did your family receive fruitcakes? Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake? Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake?” I like fruit, I like cake, but Fruitcake … Continue reading

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Where I carry out my genealogy research

As Alan is on his online tour of archive images and has reached Edinburgh, I thought for my Sepia Saturday post that I’d show you where I carry out my genealogy research in Edinburgh – General Register House, at the … Continue reading

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Weather-related names #genealogy

We awoke this morning to be greeted by this and it’s far too early on in the winter to be starting with all this snow and travel disruption nonsense.  Inspired by Thomas MacEntee’s great Destination:  Austin Family post on Thanksgiving where … Continue reading

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Cool wheels or what?

Well, it’s no wonder I have a thing about cars – look at the cool vehicle I started out with!  I don’t know if it was a Silver Cross, but it looks like a proper racing pram to me. This … Continue reading

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Perthshire Amber Festival

As I’m sure you all know (both of you), the Perthshire Amber Festival kicks off tomorrow and I have Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s River Room booked at 1.30 for my very exciting, interesting, inspiring and innovative talk on how Dougie MacLean … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Fun: Who’s to blame?

I’m a bit late with this, but Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings issued this challenge: Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and we need more of you to do this, otherwise it may end…), is to: 1)  Read Brenda … Continue reading

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Sentimental Sunday – great great granny

This painting hangs in the home of a relative and Auntie kindly took a snap of it (sorry about the flash!).  This is the family of Thomas Alexander (1816 – 1884) and Margaret Borthwick (1819 – 1865) who were my … Continue reading

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A Festival of Postcards (9th Ed) – Locomotion

This edition of A Festival of Postcards is dedicated to LOCOMOTION – hosted by Evelyn at Canadian Family. My father was a farmer here in Scotland, but Mum’s brother lived in Canada.  My parents visited every couple of years, and … Continue reading

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