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Old Report 24 May 2014 11:09


I was asking for some rain for the garden, but got rather more than required. It always seems to happen before a Bank Holiday. Thinking of you.

I am glad you mentioned Shadow - I did not want to ask in case the dreadful woman who used to own him had demanded his return. He is clearly much better off with you.
My two continue to give me so much pleasure. Nikki, the hunter, continues to reduce the rodent population. She has not yet learnt that I would prefer to be presented with her trophies -dead. She even jumped on my bed several times with a very large live mouse she thought it great fun, I was not so sure.
I think they will have to be kept in the kitchen at night, although she does bring them in during the day.

My tree continues to frustrate. I am trying to find the birth of my 4 x gt grandfather, Peter Nichols (We are now Nicholls) He lived in Sudbury, Suffolk and I have found his marriages to Ann Crow and Lydia Abbott in the early 1770s. I also cannot find his death! May have to go to the Records office in Ipswich but rather too busy at the moment and hoped to find details on line.


Susan Report 24 May 2014 09:47

Hi Everyone

I too have been very bad at not posting but I have gotten very into my tree of late and pleased to say I have got rid of a few brick walls.

Reece nice to see you popping in ,hope you are well.

Sally we are all here for you are not alone <3,I had trouble back a few weeks ago with my Computer,all sorted now and working very well.

Our weather has changed a lot ,rain and strong winds all week this week but I am glad to see it ,we need it badley.

All my lot are well and our Grt Grandaughter brings us so much pleasure,she is so cute.

It was the Anniversery the other day for that poor soldier Lee Ridgby,killed in his own Country...still find that hard to handle,RIP Lee .

Going to the big smoke Monday for a shopping spree can't wait,Dau Grandaughter and Grt Granddaughter all going so Four generations all going shopping and we are all female :-D so should be a good day.

Off to watch the last of the footy. :-)

Hi Sylvia and to you all <3

Suex :-D <3


Tabitha Report 24 May 2014 08:59

Hope everyone has a good bank holiday weekend

Very wet here today - but its warm and three days off at home together only the Monaco GP to bother us.

Shadow had his first MOT with us yesterday - gave up waiting for previous owner to decide on a date. He gets his booster in 3 weeks time

Sylvia hope you have a successful few days away & enjoy emptying the booze cupboard - what a good idea for a send off. Hope things sort themselves out with your family.

Sue & Cynthia hope all is well with you both

Reece & Robert hope you are keeping well

Arthur how are the "Kittens"

Sally - hope you are still keeping positive and enjoying your time together

Apologies if I have missed anyone


Sally Report 23 May 2014 18:54

hello all

I broke some thing on my modem that I could still click and read but not type any thing daughter got the part today and they did not charge her that was nice of tem

o the rain yesterday it started just after three we were in tescos the noise was so much you could not hear any body when they spoke the kids were just comeing out of school my granddaughter rang her mum to arsk if she would take her some shoes and trousers she works in fish and chip shop after school

the roads were flooded so it was slow goingidid not get home till after five my path was under water right over my shoes my trousers were soaked it only five yards to the door the thunder went on forever

we have a mc donalds opening soon here my granddaughter has a full time job starting as soon as she leaves school the first of jully so is very pleased

hope you are all o k

sally w <3


SylviaInCanada Report 21 May 2014 20:17

Hi Sue, and everyone

gosh, I have been so bad at popping in on here :-(

poor little thread, we must all be busy.

Sally ......... I hope things are going as well as they can for your OH xxxx

Reece ....... it is so nice to see you posting. I hope that you are doing well?

It is definitely early summer here. The temperature is up around 18C to 20C most days .......... very pleasant!!!

Today it's about 18C or so, and the window is wide open, but the clouds are rolling in and rain is in the forecast ............. though that has been the case for the last couple of days, and the rain has never actually fallen.

The university's Graduation Ceremonies start today ............... 4 a day for the next 6 week days. OH is Senior Marshal for the students, and goes to all 24 ceremonies.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that heavy rain does not fall while the students are processing from the marshalling point to the Theatre, or after each ceremony when there are "snackies" on the plaza outside the Theatre.

We are chugging along quite well. My leg is still being a nuisance ............... although it only hurts now when I sit down or stand up, and aches a bit when I walk. Hopefully, that will soon stop!

We go away in 3 weeks to Montreal for a meeting. We're taking the train both ways :-). I want to be walking more comfortably by then!

3 days after we get back, we have to drive north for the spreading of OH's sister's ashes on the ski hill, and the ceremonial drinking of the contents of her liquor cupboard (or as much as we can!). We'll take 2 or maybe even 3 days to do the drive ........ it's 15 hours on the road, not counting stops, any way that we do it!

Our daughter is coming over from the East Coast, with her son, for that weekend ....................... it will be a long trip for her and our grandson. It will take 14 hours for her to get there on the Friday, and 11 hours on overnight flights to get home on the Tuesday. They will have to change planes twice each way, but each change is short, about 90 minutes each time.

But she wants closure ............ and she also realised that this could well be the only time when she will be able to meet with all her 3 cousins and families at the same time, and the only time that grandson may meet his generation of children altogether. They all live in different towns, and, as you may have gathered, travel is often long!

She and her husband are still going through counselling, and making progress, although M is now on mood changing medication 'cos he obsesses about things.

take care everyone



Sally Report 11 May 2014 13:23

thankyou reece

every one is so kind

I hope you are feeling better and have settled in your new home

it is chucking it down with rain here

sally w <3


Reece Report 10 May 2014 16:49

Sally, I am so very sorry to hear this news of your OH - sending both of you love and all best wishes.

Love to everyone



Tabitha Report 7 May 2014 19:00

Sally - we are all in this together

That's what friends are for - all there to help each other through good & bad

You all kept me from going do lally 5 years ago

Stick in there & shout when you need help

Take care all


Sally Report 6 May 2014 22:21

hankyou ann

so kind

sally w <3


Tabitha Report 4 May 2014 18:56

Sally so sorry to hear your news (((hugs))))

Make time for yourself too as you need to keep up your strength - you will both be in my prayers

Sue so glad I could help - let me know if there is anything you need we have a -week off in June - so we may be able to visit Maidstone if you need any records checked.

My M in Law is 90 today - we had a meal with them yesterday - My F in Law will be 92 in 10 days - we are at a loss what to get for his birthday as he no longer like his little bit of whisky at night. He has no hobbies & wont listen to his music these days either. We use to give them theatre vouchers but mum finds it hard to get about on their own now.

Any thoughts would be welcome

Take care all <3


Sally Report 3 May 2014 14:28

thankyou Sylvia and sue for your thoughts

sally <3


Susan Report 2 May 2014 04:37

Hi Everyone

Sally what can I say ,I am so sorry to hear your news but stay possitive ,the Lord

works in mysterious ways,my prayers are with you and your family <3

The line Anne found for me is proveing good so far but it does get harder back that far1770's,other members in the Uk are quite excited about it has been a long time between find for this line a big thank you Anne.

Getting used to new Ancestry but I do prefere the old version.

Off to Bunbury today a friend who had surgery 2 months ago is back in again with the same problem ,she is type 2 diabetise so she takes a bit longer to heal,a very big scar that is taking its time to heal up.

Some nice rain coming up for us :-D

Love to Everyone <3

Suex :-D <3


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Apr 2014 23:39


I am so sorry to hear that the cancer has spread


I hope the treatments help him

Look after yourself, while taking care of him xxxxxxx


Sally Report 30 Apr 2014 20:48

hello all

we have had sad news oh cancer has spread to his bones he has had radio therapy last week which has helped with the pain tomorrow he is having an acid drip which should also help

so all we can do now is hope

will speak soon

sally w <3


Susan Report 29 Apr 2014 13:45

Hi Anne

Yes Anne that is it ,thankyou so much ,it did give me a new line to search and as I have just got World Ancestry instead of Heritage Plus ...I thought a few more records may have come to light over the last few years never know :-D

Just doing a bit now ,eyes are getting a bit sore though :-(



Tabitha Report 29 Apr 2014 13:17

Hi Sue - I think it was around the 4th March 2011 - time fly's far too quickly - its over 2 years since they shut the Canterbury office - hope this is what you wanted


Sue - did the look up for you in Canterbury - spent an hour doing a bit of a trawl - but not a lot to report - wasn't sure to do a PM - but as you put the item on here - thought I will add the info.

I looked at the actual Parish Record (& Bishops Transcript) was most certainly down as Acock - I also looked at the Canterbury Marriage Licence register.

Parish Record for St Paul Canterbury
William Acock a minor of this parish and
Mary Page spinster also of this Parish
Married by licence 19 February 1793 by Thomas Foreman Vicar St Pauls

X mark of William Acock
Mary Page signed her name


Sarah Page and John Williamson both signed their names.

Licence details

William Acock of St Pauls aged 20 father William Acock a labourer
Mary Page of St Pauls aged 24
Applied for marriage licence 18 February 1793

I had a look in the baptisms as I was nosey but didn't find a William son of William. I did find;
William Acock son of Henry & Cathrine Accock 3 May 1771

Mary daughter of James and Mary Page 25 December 1767
John son of James and Mary Page 3 December 1769
Jesse child of James and Mary Page 17 May 1771
Susanna child of James and Mary Page 24 October 1773 (Born 18th)

if this is the same Mary she was 26 when she was married so told a little bit of a lie about her age.

I found Jesse son of William and Mary Haycock 2nd March 1794

All very interesting - if you need me to look at anywhere else let me know - we are not back there till Saturday 2nd April.


Susan Report 29 Apr 2014 12:18

Hi Everyone

I had another scare last night with Computer < I just turned it all off from the wall and waited until this morning to turn everything back on again and all was fine so don't know what happened.

Anne you found me some info a while back now on the Haycock line ,I have lost it ,it was to do with a marriage for a william Haycock in London ,I don't suppose you could find it again I would appreciate it,I think you found it in Canturbury.

I have been searching the pages on here but I cannot see it .

I am fed up with Chocolate and do not want to see it for a few months ,I lost a lot of weight before easter but put it all back on again eating chocolate.

Our Winter is here at last ,had a bit of rain but a lot more to come I hope.

We are enjoying our Grt Grandaughter who is talking a lot now she is so cute,she melts your heart.

Off to do the Dinner dishes be back later :-D
Love to all my friends <3

Suex :-D <3


Tabitha Report 27 Apr 2014 19:30

Have you all had too many Easter Eggs & cant get to the board

Its another Bank Holiday in a weeks time lets see who gets back to the board

Take care everyone


SylviaInCanada Report 21 Apr 2014 04:42

bit late .......................



Susan Report 20 Apr 2014 08:21


Welcome back John ,busy now but be back later :-D

Sue :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3