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12 Days of Christmas #6

Daily lateral flow tests are still negative, despite how many family and friends seem to be infected at the moment so I am looking forward to our regular pub quiz tonight. I am also looking forward to the start of Operation Bletchley on Saturday. I will need to walk at least 80 miles in January, and solve up to 60 codes. It is great fun, and a good fund raiser for ABF The Soldiers Charity. I’d be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring me, just click on the link: https://events.soldierscharity.org/s/9699/25059

The Society of Genealogists 12 days of Christmas, continues with Six Geese were A-Laying at Bury St Edmunds School.  It is thought that the boys played a game called Goose Latin, similar to Pig Latin. School records can be a very useful source.

Belper Cow Hill Girls School 1908 Admission book

This school admission book confirmed my great great aunt, Alice Green’s father’s name, and their address at the time. [1]

On the sixth day of 12 Days Wild I finished a wreath for the birds. I hope they like it! Pinecones smeared in lard and peanut butter, apricots, raisins and some seasonal greenery. I can see it from my office, and have already seen a few birds around.

Here are the instructions that I loosely followed: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-christmas-wreath-birds

I have a Beanies Coffee 12 Days of Christmas calendar. Day 6 was a Salted Caramel “All-in-One” There should be 6 “All-in-One” and 12 instant coffees so hopefully some to enjoy tomorrow.

References:
  1. Belper Cow Hill Girls School. Admissions. GREEN, Alice. 1908. D3002_5_1 http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 07 March 2021.

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