Poles apart

14:59 : Monday, 31 May 2021  |  , , ,


In 1978 my cousin Barbara married Paul who is half-Polish. Together they had two children with English first names. After that marriage ...

Ray of gob

19:52 : Wednesday, 26 May 2021  |  , ,


This week I shall be ordering the Ancestry DNA kit. Normally priced at £79 - which is cheaper than some providers - there is a limited time ...

To be sure

02:10 : Tuesday, 18 May 2021  |  , ,


Following on from my last post, and having done some mathematical work regarding known DNA match percentages, I have come to the personal ...

Dip yer bread

16:00 : Sunday, 16 May 2021  |  , ,


Years ago, life was a little simpler. As far as I was concerned, My dad Arnold was responsible for bringing five children into this world ...

Have a squeeze

18:42 : Tuesday, 4 May 2021  | 


30 years ago, UK band Squeeze released their ninth album Play. This album marked a turning point in their career. Having been recently ...

Talking shop

20:38 : Monday, 3 May 2021  | 


The last time Hannah and I visited a supermarket together was on Boxing Day in 2019. I made a couple of solo visits when permitted last ...

You bring the summer

23:56 : Saturday, 1 May 2021  |  , ,


The summerhouse has been ordered, and we are told it will be delivered on Monday 10 May. This is assuming the supplier is able to supply ...