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The Families of William Lea (1682-1784): Did he really have 27 children?

I was reviewing DNA matches for my family tree when I came across a conundrum.  While I shared a common ancestor with one individual, the previous ancestors did not match.  446 more words

Father's Day

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow, which is also the first day of Spring.

Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of the bright new season, or spending some quality time with your Dad, I hope September 1 is an enjoyable one. 59 more words


The Gentlemen's Wedding Ring

To wear or not to wear…that is the question apparently some men are still having to ask themselves.

Granted this is coming from a total romantic, so my opinion is possibly a little biased, but it really does amaze me that some men are still opting to go without a wedding ring. 132 more words

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Wigs, Tights & Masks - The Best of Baroque

When I think of Baroque the first thing that comes to my mind is one of the iconic composer’s of the period – such as Johann Sebastian Bach.   164 more words

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Win hand crafted jewellery - by Benjamin Black Goldsmiths!

My Facebook page has just hit the 100 Likes mark, and to celebrate the milestone I have launched a competition…my way of saying thanks to all the loyal fans, followers, and supporters. 84 more words

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Vintage Thursday: Oroton and Hermès

Scouring through the assortment of goods at second-hand shops is one of my all time favourite things to do.

I could spend hours drooling over the pre-loved ‘knick knacks’,’ tit-bits’, and ‘whats-its’ which happen to be swallowed up by crowded vintage emporiums. 121 more words

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Egypt - Where it all Began

When I think of the emergence of jewellery as we know it today, I think of ancient Egypt.

According to historians, humans have used materials such as bone, teeth, and all manner of curious objects as adornment for tens of thousands of years. 113 more words

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