Family History: GenTravelling around Cornwall.


As this post is published we will be travelling into deepest Cornwall, not on a tourist jaunt, but as “Gentravellers” exploring five generations of the Waters family, Dr B’s maternal ancestors. In one week we have five questions to answer: Between 1783 and 1881 what caused the family to move from Gwennap to Goonvrea to … Continue reading Family History: GenTravelling around Cornwall.

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Buddha on ancestors, twitter ………


"Hello Sid, you found us!" said Dr C as Buddha sat down beside them in the library. "Yes, it took a while since we used to meet in the wine bar and now you spend more time in the library, is this to be our usual meeting place?" "Sure Sid," I said, "we need to … Continue reading Buddha on ancestors, twitter ………

My great grandfather “like a rolling stone ….”


My DNA results were a bit of a puzzle. Despite showing the bulk of my ancestry originating in the southeast as well as the southwest of England, from census and birth records I appeared to have NONE from the southeast. My mother's line, going back 400, years were all from Cornwall and my father's line … Continue reading My great grandfather “like a rolling stone ….”

Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


Patience! This IS a book review! Buddha walks into the wine bar, sits down in his usual corner and waits for the Two Doctors to arrive. His favourite bottle of Badoit Rouge is placed on the table with a glass and the waiter opens the bottle and pours the sparkling mineral water. Christmas is coming … Continue reading Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age

Picture behind the story #5 The Great Wall of Silence!


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 5. The Great Wall of Silence!There are very few personal travel bucket lists that don’t include The Great Wall of China and we ticked it off in … Continue reading Picture behind the story #5 The Great Wall of Silence!