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The Gathering

I have been reading Anne Enright’s The Gathering, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2007.  Bit late, you might think and I would agree.  Impossible now to plug the gaping holes in my reading but like the little Dutch boy attempting to prevent disaster, I keep trying. 121 more words

Ancestry.com App Turns 6.0 — #Genealogy #Technology

Ancestry just released their newest version of their mobile application.

Well testing was brief and then interrupted by Ancestry not being available (to the app; Ancestry.com was ok via the laptop). 79 more words


Who Do You Think You Are?

Todays post isn’t about food but about family! Over the last few weeks, my parents have been around to take care of me as I recover from surgery. 152 more words

Scenes from the Back Seat: The Name Game

Gouda, gouda bo buddha
banana fana fo fuddha
me mi mo muddha

Confession this didn’t happen in the back seat – this took place yesterday afternoon during the 90 minutes that BoT gets to watch TV.

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News about my family history book

Recently I have discovered an incredible story regarding the last days of my great grand Uncle ‘John George Woods’, who’s life I am currently researching and writing about and his story due to be published. 198 more words


Who do you think you are?

Yes, it’s the name of a show but it’s also the name of this post.

Have you ever taken the time to get down to the nitty gritty of who you are? 289 more words

When I Was An Irish Writer

My Ireland evenings.  They are superb.  Everyone else is sleeping.  I am not.  I am writing.  And then I am reading.  Both make me happy.  The quiet is light and burden free.  426 more words

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