"My name is Sophia. I am 15 years old. I am one of 4 children, with two brothers age 10 and 7 and a sister who is 4. Our father is a miner at the local mine, and I am very proud to work with him at the mine too. I am a Bal Maiden … Continue reading Imaginative Ancestry: A day in the life of a Bal Maiden.
Today is New Years Day in Nepal, the month is Baisakh and the year is 2076 …. I think! So today in Nepal using the Bikram Sambat it is Baisakh 1, 2076, whilst on the rest of most of the planet it’s April 14th and Dr Bs birthday. My birthday always falls on April 14th … Continue reading Happy New Year ….. seriously!
Our recent visit to Cornwall served a dual purpose; firstly as a search into Dr Bs ancestors who lived there, and secondly as the final chapter in our Tour of England which began two years ago. It was in June 2017 that we wrote down a list of all of the things we would like … Continue reading Tour of England: The South West ……. tour end!
Truro is the administrative capital of Cornwall and its only city, but there are three other towns in the county which are larger settlements! We spent half a day here exploring the museum and the cathedral. The Royal Cornwall Museum naturally focuses on local history from Palaeolithic times, and the cathedral has some fine examples … Continue reading Postcard from Cornwall: #4 Truro … Cathedral & Museum
William Cobbett is best known as a political satirist, a champion of the working man especially agricultural labourers who he called his “chopsticks”. Born in 1763, across his life he was … a soldier, a pamphleteer, a convict, a journalist, a farmer and a member of Parliament before he died in 1835. He wrote many … Continue reading Book Review: William Cobbett … the greatest Englishman, ever?