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SylviaInCanada Report 25 Mar 2014 19:05

Hi Sue, and everyone

The weather is not as nice today as it has been ............... rain, drizzle, some sun ........ in other words, you name it, we've had it this morning :-)

Robert ..... how nice to see you, and to know that you and the shell survived the winter unscathed :-)

Anne ...... that was quite the day with the car!!!!

Arthur ...... I'm glad the kitties are healthy and recovering from whatever it was they had.

OH had his 2 yearly colonoscopy last Thursday ........... they found 3 sessile polyps (ie, they didn't have stalks), and removed them .......... but that causes more scarring of the colon wall, so he was on a soft food diet for the rest of Thursday and Friday.

He has to go back for another one in 3 months, on July 3rd

We had great fun at the Opera Ball on Saturday evening ................. one of the major fund raisers for the student programme at the university where he volunteers so often.

....... but my knee didn't like the chairs. So I'm back to being Limpy Lou, as we always call it :-(

Though Hopalong Cassidy has also been said about me :-)

Isn't it terrible about the landslide in Washington State ....... it's not that far from here, less than 2 hours drive, and we have much the same sort of terrain in many areas.

They're saying there could be as many as 170 people missing :-(

Daughter was 40 yesterday

where did the years go :-O

I don't feel that old :-D

The sale of the property has crossed its next hurdle ....... the writing up and acceptance of the mortgage, which we are carrying for the next 2 years. We have to go and sign some more papers at the Notary later today.

Closure is this Thursday

OH had to take the car in to the garage for work to be done this morning ................... it'll take at least 2 days, and the bill will be around $2,000 (or a bit less than £1,000), but it has to be done, so "bite the bullet" :-(

take care everyone



Tabitha Report 25 Mar 2014 13:48

Robert -

So lovely to see you here again - we all miss you

Glad the Shell survived the winter blasts - if it had been on the south coast it would have been a different story - we would have seen you floating out in the channel on your way to Evelyn


Robert Report 24 Mar 2014 20:31

Hi Susan,

Yes I am still around and fit as a fiddle. I seldom post on here but I do look in from time to time to make sure you are all behaving.

Love to all.


It has not been very wet in the North East of England so the shell hasn't had any problems and I should be able to peep out a bit more now that the weather has improved.


Susan Report 23 Mar 2014 08:21

Hi Everyone

All eyes are on the Southern Indian Ocean at the moment out from us for the missing malaysian Aircraft.

I for one hope it is not there ,it is 5 klm deep out there so not much luck in finding anything but they say there is good Satelight image to say there is something there floating around.

I can't begin to imagine what the families are going through,I am hoping it was highjacked and flown to some other country at least there is a chance there maybe someone still alive ,the thought of them out in that vast Ocean ,there is just nothing out there .
Our Airforce has been flying out there everyday trying to find anything all 2500 klm there the same back so only enough time to search the area for two hours and they have been doing that for days now ,I do wish they would find something .

Granddaughter had her gull bladder removed on Thursday so we have been baby sitting for a good week now ,she can't lift her baby or anything else for that matter for a few weeks,I have to go watch the news just in case they find anything today.

Be back later...lost my spellckeck again :-|

Love to you all.
Suex <3


Old Report 20 Mar 2014 09:04

Visit to Vet yesterday confirmed that both cats had lost weight - 0.3kg each. Wish I could do the same

They thought it might have been a virus.

Happily both are now back to good health and eating well. :-)

Loving the current extended spell of sunshine, even if it is getting cooler.


Tabitha Report 19 Mar 2014 12:55

Sylvia - so sorry to hear of your problems

I hope it all works out for the better very soon.

I do prefer Ancestry - its really good for searching - haven't tried FMP lately so must give it a go over the weekend

I am out of the office tomorrow - as I am on a "Walking Tour in London " I am going to be shattered on Friday - So wait for it

Cynthia - fair warning

I am taking the day off on Friday at home - (hopefully doing my family tree) then we are at the outlaws on Saturday - seeing the new puppy I hope - a free day on Sunday & a whole day off on Monday

OH has to take the car for a re-spray - so we are going out for breakfast on the way back as we will be by bus.

As you know OH is a driving Instructor - well the other day he was at home for a couple of hours as he had a cancellation. Quite happy sitting watching one of his recordings with Shadow on his lap – when the door bell went. There was our neighbour (he taught her son to drive a while ago) - she said how sorry she was but she had hit his car when she reversed parked . Well it wasn’t as bad as it first looked & the bumper needs a re-spray & a dent needs knocking out of the car just above the mud flap.

He took it to our garage & they said £300 plus VAT (she is going to pay) - so he went to his next lesson. Brand new learner They spent the first hour going through all the theory & details needed - car sat in a wide road – very quiet no traffic So she could practice in peace. He had just given her the key & told her to get herself ready in the seat & how to start the car Ready to do a short move off & stopping session.

The car was stationery no key in the lock – he looked in the rear view mirror to check all was clear & saw a car turn the corner & wobble towards them - then there was an almighty bang & the car took the door mirror off. This was the door mirror he had Had fixed 2 weeks prior that cost over £150.00. there it was just hanging & the car that hit it had its mirror lying in the road & the Car had hit another car on the other side of the road.

OH checked the girl was ok – then went over – to the other driver – who was past retirement age & swearing & kicking his car.Apparently he had just taken the car to the local shop on the way back hit a pot hole & the tyre burst - he was trying to drive it home But had trouble steering. He over steered & hit OH’s car & then over steered & hit his neighbours car. Well apart from the Obvious they exchanged names & addresses & he said he would pay for the damage . OH reassured the girl & took her home & Spoke to the parents – he then drove over to the garage again - cancelled his next lesson & waited for the damage to be assessed.

As it happened the mechanic knew this car well & managed to fix it as good as new – no charge, Phew

This all happened on the one day – I said the OH should have charged the old chap for a missed lesson & petrol - but he didn’t.

So Monday it is going for a re-spray & OH has 3 days with no work & no money coming in

And on that note – i must go as I have a meeting - take care all


Old Report 19 Mar 2014 10:22


Sorry to hear of your on-going family issues.

I use Ancestry in exactly the same way you suggested. There are so many collections available I am sure it is the most cost effective supplier.


Old Report 19 Mar 2014 08:44


Sorry to hear of your on-going family issues.

I use Ancestry in exactly the same way you suggested. There are so many collections available I am sure it is the most cost effective supplier.


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Mar 2014 00:19

Hi Sue, and everyone

Reece .............. I am so sorry to hear your news. xxxxx

I have not been posting much on GR ................. on-going problems re my daughter and her OH have me so worried that I am just not good company at the moment!

Sue ......... I much prefer ancestry ................. and have worked out a system for using the "new" ...................

Click on Advanced Search

Click on Match All Terms Exactly (ie, make sure it is 'ticked')

enter your information

scroll down to Collections box, and select the area you want

Hit Search

The next screen should be what you are used to ................ at least, it is the same screen that I have been seeing for months and months.

It is important that you tick Match All Terms Exactly

take care everyone



Sally Report 17 Mar 2014 21:42


my gt grandmother had four children and not married and I presume she followed the oldest profeshion in the world

all though they all in the workhouse later on my nana who was born 1873 lived in the workhouse until she was old enough to be a serveant

I can remember her as she lived with my parents but until I started family history nobody in the family new

sally w <3


Old Report 17 Mar 2014 15:22

I thought that I should for completeness add a further comment on Hannah Dixey.

On checking for the 1841 Census I found a Hannah Dixey in Sudbury, but the children do not fit.

I know that Maria and Arthur were children of Hannah - tracking Census details - John & his wife Maria lived with Arthur Dixey on the 1871 Census.

Occupations of Boat Building fit in with the extended Nicholls family.


Old Report 17 Mar 2014 14:00

Had a look at my family tree today. Found an interesting fact on a distant line.

Hannah Dixey born about 1808 in Sudbury, Suffolk was unmarried and had 4 children Emma 1836, Maria 1842, Thomas 1846 and Arthur 1850. The census of 1851 shows her as unmarried.

Maria married John Nicholls, my great grand uncle.

Has anyone come across anything similar. I thought having children outside marriage was a 'crime' at this time. I wonder how she supported herself, especially when pregnant with the next child.


Tabitha Report 16 Mar 2014 18:27

Another lovely sunny day

Sally I wouldn't worry I get called all sorts of names - hope you are able to get out & about a bit in this lovely weather .

Shadow fast asleep on OH lap after being out for most of the day - both of them having a Sunday kip before supper


Sally Report 16 Mar 2014 13:09

hello all and an extra o that I missed of last post

reece sorry to hear your sad news

it is a lovely part of the world dorset we spent many holidays at swanage we loved shell bay but I saw on tv that it is millionairs row now

ann I called you the wrong name sorry

it is sunny today but a cold wind

sally w <3


Tabitha Report 15 Mar 2014 17:57

Good news Arthur - so pleased all is well

lovely day we had the windows open nearly all day for a change

Shadow is out & about after a nap on my lap - while I try & type on the computer


Old Report 15 Mar 2014 08:34

Vikki appears to be back to normal this morning :-)

Both cats sat patiently while I weighed their food and then tucked in.

Had another present this morning - a wood mouse.


Old Report 14 Mar 2014 15:46

Thanks Ann

Vikki appears to be OK and in no discomfort, but not back to her normal eating regime. She will, however, eat as many of the treats I put down, so I don't think she can be really ill.

Take them both to visit the vet for flea treatment next Wednesday when they will be weighed. Sharon the nurse can, I hope, tell me what is going on.

Glorious weather to be gardening - long may it last :-)


Tabitha Report 14 Mar 2014 13:10

Reece good to see you back - I appreciated the PM but didn't think it was my place to share the sad news on this thread . - I was waiting for you to find the right time

I hope you have a lovely garden or space to sit & contemplate and think of all the wonderful times you shared as a family
I am sure it will bring a lot of comfort – with the weather getting better too.

Arthur I hope your cat gets better soon, they can be such a worry – i am sure she is just moulting.

Shadow has the odd day when he goes off his food – then its back as though he hasn’t been fed for days.

FMP - Find My past - i do use on occasions but don’t find it has as much for me as Ancestry

It will be interesting to see what you think Sylvia

I do tend to use family search a bit too

Hope everyone is enjoying the good weather - will pop back later


Old Report 14 Mar 2014 11:03

Excuse my ignorance but what is FMP. I googled it but got no sensible answer.

I actually like the new format on Ancestry. I have advanced in leaps and bounds using it. Still have stubborn brick walls tho' :-(


Susan Report 14 Mar 2014 09:30

Hi Everyone

Reece dear friend I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Son,you have not had a good run the last few years ,my love and thoughts are with you and your family <3.

I feel we take our families for granted at times but I for one will not from here on ,seeing my OH so sick made me realise just how important he is to me.

I wonder how Robert is ,he has not been on for a long while ,I often think of Frank as well,he was good fun :-D

Sorry I do not do cats but I do have a very nice Budgie ,he does not give me too much work :-D

I am giving Ancestry a bit of a rest for this year ( don't like the new format why they have to change things is beyond me ) and am going to subscribe to FMP for a change,I would value your input here as I have never used FMP only the American one..
Do any of you think it is better than Ancestry?

I had better get some dinner on ,Catch you all later <3 :-D

Love to you all.
Suex <3