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Operation Bletchley: Day 16 Sitrep

Halfway through. It has been cold and wet, but we have finally had a couple of nice days where walking hasn’t felt like a chore. The Fundraising Operation Bletchley is raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army and you can make a real difference. Established amongst the planning […]

52 Ancestors: Week 46 – Birthdays

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. On 2nd September 2006 my Grandmother Bessie Tomlinson turned […]

Operation Bletchley: Day 12 Sitrep

Over one third of the way through. It has been cold and wet, but we have finally had a couple of nice days where walking hasn’t felt like a chore. The Fundraising Operation Bletchley is raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army and you can make a real […]

Monday Money – Product Tube

What is it? Product Tube is an app that pays for short videos surveys recorded on a smartphone for market research. How much will I make? Product Tube advertises $50 to $80 per hour! I have been paid £5 to £40 per project. Each one takes just a few minutes. There are a couple of […]

Operation Bletchley: Day 8 Sitrep

Operation Bletchley is raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army and you can make a real difference. Established amongst the planning for D-Day in 1944, the charity was created to ensure that every soldier, veteran and family member in need receives the help they require. The Fundraising It […]

12 Days of Christmas #12

Today was another kaleidoscope of weather! Hail, rain, sunshine, the lot! I still haven’t work out what the finches are that are gathering on the wreath I made for them. They have a wide black stripe from their head, over their eyes and down their wings. The Society of Genealogists 12 days of Christmas, concludes […]

Operation Bletchley: Day 4 Sitrep

Operation Bletchley is raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army and you can make a real difference. Established amongst the planning for D-Day in 1944, the charity was created to ensure that every soldier, veteran and family member in need receives the help they require. The Fundraising It […]

12 Days of Christmas #11

We had hail today, and blue skies, and rain. One of those four seasons in a couple of hours type days. I watched the birds on the various feeders outside my office window. I only have to look up from my computer and I can see them. I’ve spotted blue tits and sparrows today. A […]

52 Ancestors: Week 45 – Stormy Weather

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. When I first saw this prompt I didn’t know […]

12 Days of Christmas #10

We finally had sunny weather today. Hooray! It was a pleasure to go for a walk and I bumped into several neighbours making the most of it. The Society of Genealogists 12 days of Christmas, continues with Ten Lords were a-Leaping Round the Peerage. As far as I know none of my ancestry made it […]

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