I don't really like making New Year resolutions! They sound so very demanding ! I prefer a little bit of flexibility and a possible escape route so I can change my mind and I don't feel guilty about doing so 😀
I do know I definitely have to see to the following!
As it is the start of a New Year it is a good time to get on with it.
I really must organise the mass of Family History papers that I have got and those that I brought back with me from my Mother's house in 1998 when she passed away. That was 23 years ago and I still find it hard to look at her notes ,her diary and the F/T sheets she compiled. Mother started me on the Family History research as she had been researching her side of the family for quite sometime. We used to do it together.
|extract from my F/T research data base|
Uploading all data to my F/T data base is an enormous task but I definitely have the time now.
My problem is I get easily distracted when I am doing it...so many queries arise,which makes it quite time consuming.!!
Let me give you example:
I found some information about one of my ancestors who, in the 18th century,was brought up to the local assizes for stealing bread. Instantly I got distracted as I started hunting through papers to see if there was a record or any evidence that she was found guilty and shipped off to Australia, as was the case for many people at that time. So fascinating......you can see my dilemma can't you?
I do know I need to concentrate on all the data I have and upload it to the data base and once I have the basic information for each person I can then start looking at interesting and possibly interlinking snippets of historical facts or events to research and add. On reviewing what I have written here that sounds right and the way to do it...but I still get distracted. Tch!!!
I read! I always have a book on the go. I am mainly a sci-fi,magical fantasy,treasure finding adventure,historical,time travel fan although I will read anything if I find it intriguing.
Liz on her blog Shortbread and Ginger has recommended a series of books which I am tempted to purchase. She mentioned that the Shardlake Series -follows lawyer Matthew Shardlake as he investigates various crimes during the chaos which followed Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.I feel like getting my teeth into an Historical novel for a change and if there is a bit of intrigue too well better still,so I am going to get the first one;
Yes...again!!! All for the Kings Night tonight.
|The three Kings arrived by sea last year. Spain.|| |
We won't be celebrating it this evening as usual because of the new curfew and C19 restrictions here in the Valencian region. We will be going to my daughter's again for lunch tomorrow on the King's Day and also to hand over the presents.
Blue skies can be deceiving!
I receive many comments about the beautiful sunny blue skies in the photos I often upload to my posts. I do get the impression sometimes that no one believes me when I say its cold or freezing cold here in Alicante. It is a haven for sure most of the year but there are a few weeks per year when it is cold and unpleasant!
I went with my daughter for a walk along the beach this morning and afterwards we had breakfast at our favourite cafe.Unfortunately she has inherited my thin blood and also feels the cold quite a lot!! Perhaps this snapshot I was allowed to take of her at the cafe, where you can see she is fully equipped for the cold, will convince you that it does indeed get beyond chilly here in Alicante (note:woolly gloves on table).
This was at 10am approx this morning
|No wind today but still icy cold|
Another fiesta day to endure 😀
As they say here "Feliz Reyes"... Happy Kings Day....the last day of Christmas!
Stay safe and Take care