Each weekend in August Aussie genealogy bloggers are participating in Family Tree Frog’s National Family History Month blog challenge. The topic is Genealife in Lockdown and I’ve chosen to be very liberal and lateral in my interpretation. As I mentioned last week, one topic occupying many minds in the last 18 months has been travel … More Istanbul, Sepia Saturday & NFHM
Yes, it’s Tuesday, but unfortunately my internet was on strike yesterday. This (Monday) morning, I was reflecting on the changes over the decades to flying and travelling internationally (and domestic). My mother-in-law had a mantra which we maintain: “tickets, passport, wallets, kids”. Now that the latter are adults and we’re empty nesters, we can automatically … More Monday Memories: Flying and travel
The geneaglobe is hopping as many people prepare to jet off to Salt Lake City to attend the RootsTech conference which is a huge event, in size, speaker power, exhibitors and learning content. This year I’m combining it with a trip even further north to Canada, about which I’m really excited. Mr Cassmob is also … More Ready for RootsTech?
After my intense post this morning on ethics, genealogists and conferences, I hope you enjoy the light relief from my about-town photos of Salt Lake City. This awning on a semi-derelict building near the Hilton Hotel kept catching my eye. I made these two collages with Pic Collage, having been shown it by my new friend … More Incidental Sightseeing Part 2: Salt Lake City
When you have less than a week to fit in four conference days, three visits to the Family History Library, and lots of socialising, there’s not much time left for actual sightseeing. I notched up some distance to-ing and fro-ing and along the way took shots that caught my eye. Here are some of them. … More Incidental Sightseeing Part 1: Salt Lake City
Once again GeniAus has spurred us on to consider our geneachievements for 2014 and Accentuate the Positive. It’s all too easy to be daunted by the tasks ahead, or the (perceived?) deficiencies in our past year of research. It has made me realise that I achieved more than I thought – I tend to be … More Accentuate the Positive 2014
Funny how things turn out isn’t it? All along my plan was to write my Sepia Saturday post on Kathmandu…after all my photos fitted the theme perfectly. Then I went off the idea, and life got in the way as I worked on photo books of our last holiday. The universe had other plans though, … More Sepia Saturday (or Tuesday): Kathmandu tales
Given the propensity for front page news to be all about disasters, you might be surprised that this is my mental starting point for today’s Sepia Saturday theme. You see it was the one and only time I’ve made the front page, and in my first term of high school no less. One way to … More Tents, glorious tents
Last Saturday’s Sepia Saturday 242 theme was fans, costumes etc in which host and coordinator Alan amused with his comments:I have never been a fan of fans. Whether they are slats of painted paper or those large metallic jobs that whirr around and threaten to lift your hairpiece into space, I would never volunteer to act … More Sepia Saturday 242: A costume fan
I’ve been having a frivolous conversation on Facebook with my friend Sharn from Family History 4 U and Family Convictions and her overseas mates. The topic has been about Australian vernacular expressions and how they can be so easily misunderstood by non-Aussies. It finally occurred to me that I’d done a series of Aussie-isms in … More A winter excursion to the Top End?