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This hobby has corrupted me!!!

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Tiger-Lily Report 26 Jun 2006 23:50

I only spend ten minutes a day on this site and a further ten minutes doing my research. This is so that I can get on with my washing, cooking cleaning etc. I only buy two certs a year, so that I can use my money more sensibly to buy dish-cloths and shoe polish etc. I do not litter my desk with a thousand scraps of scribbled on paper. You see - this hobby has made a real liar out of me! TGx

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage Report 26 Jun 2006 23:59

and I me hangs head in shame...........with note pads full of names dates and dare anyone else write on them....


Rachel Report 26 Jun 2006 23:59

Just who wants to spend their day washing cleaning and polishing? This is a hobby where you can delve into history and discover who you really are, what can be more inspiring than that?

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage Report 27 Jun 2006 00:01

I have a new name........ Anorak............


Alan Report 27 Jun 2006 00:05

Tiger Liliy. Come on, be honest with yourself and admit that you are a GENAHOLIC. I am and am proud of it. LOL


Tiger-Lily Report 27 Jun 2006 00:08

Okay, okay, I'll come clean with you as we are fellow boardies- but I am not ready to go public yet. TGx


Michael Report 27 Jun 2006 01:10

I've been an anorak all my life, I just find different ways in which to demonstrate it.


Elizabeth Report 27 Jun 2006 03:34

Money?? I didn't know you had to pay money for certs. In Australia you just fill out a form and put the numbers off your little plastic card on the form, and you get your cert. You don't have to put any money in the envelope.


Kate Report 27 Jun 2006 04:14

Hi Elizabeth.. Perhaps us Aussies should keep that quiet,,,everyone will want a go now,, Oh well.. so what eh? certainly beats all the other jobs that we pretend don't exist,,,;lol Kate :)


Carol Report 27 Jun 2006 04:18

I end up doing a juggling act between my family history and updating 3 websites and completely revamping a 4th. Housework? Whats that then


Unknown Report 27 Jun 2006 07:37

Forget terms like geneaholic and anorak. Think serious researcher, or enthusiast! nell ps people on this site often talk about cleaning or housework. Are they archaic occupations, I haven't found them on the census?!


Christine Report 27 Jun 2006 07:46

They must be - on some census returns, I've seen some wive's occupations listed as 'household duties' - what's that all about then!


Merry Report 27 Jun 2006 08:15

I'm almost TWICE the Anorak Michael is!! (20½ x 2 = ???? about 41½ ?) Oh dear......well, I did fail my Maths A level in dramatic fashion! lol Merry


Angela Report 27 Jun 2006 08:23

Sorry, Tiger. Run that one past me again - what is washing, and what on earth are dishcloths and shoe-polish? I only have mountains of scraps of paper surrounded by dust.


Dea Report 27 Jun 2006 08:48

My little grand-daughter is now 16 months old and for some reason has just started 'dusting' (I hasten to add, she hasn't learnt it from me - It must be her mother's influence!!!). Anyway, she did this the other day - picked some tissues out of the box, carefully arranged them in her little hand and started dusting away at my coffee table - on top, AND underneath, up and down all the legs - she then went around the whole room - unfortunately, there was so much dust there I had to quickly get out a duster and flick it all off before she got to the next place, otherwise she would have been 'covered' . I do hope she gets out of the habit soon!! Dea x


Elizabeth Report 27 Jun 2006 08:50

Dea, Don't be silly. Just buy one of those face masks, cut it down to size and let her go.


Dea Report 27 Jun 2006 08:53

Elizabeth - Many thanks for that tip - I never thought of that (and I have some of those masky things in the garage!!) - I will go and find one and have it ready before she comes again on Friday!! Dea x P.S. - She also has a plastic raincoat which will cover up the rest of her - I'll make sure she brings that with her too. X


babs123 Report 27 Jun 2006 10:08

Oh Dea , tell her to leave it alone, say your saving it for Christmas to spray with gold. Think how lovely and sparkly it will all look. Kat :) ps. anyone still in there pj's?


Tiger-Lily Report 27 Jun 2006 10:13

You mean I don't have to tell lies anymore? You mean I am Normal ?(or is that pushing it) Oh thats great! See group therapy Does help. Fess up, and stay close to like-minded people. Cracked it! Thanks to all of you who have helped me through my crisis, and to those who sent soothing vibes LOL. TGx


Heather Report 27 Jun 2006 10:49

Dea, is that grandchild available for hire? If you put little dusters over her shoes she could get it all done in half the time. And just think, as she grows she could reach the windows to clean them. Well actually you could get her one of those squeeze things on a pole now couldnt you. Blimey, roll on grandchildren, eh?