This year was our first Christmas in our new home, and for the first time ever in our whole lives we were able to hang our stockings by the fire. I enjoyed finding new places for our decorations, even though they didn’t stay put for long thanks to the 2 year old in the house.
Ever since I found out that I had family that lived in Thurgoland over 100 years ago, I have been trying to find out as much as I can. Some of this information I have come across quite naturally and accidentally, like finding 3rd great grandfather Giles Button’s house when I was out walking with Sam. Or finding information about the wire mills while lunching in the pub.
The kids are all back to school after half term. I love how quiet the house gets when they go back!! It’s so cold outside I have mostly just wanted to stay at home in the warm, cuddling up with Sam and watching cartoons. Ben took these beautiful frosty photos of Thurgoland. I love seeing our new village changing seasons and experiencing it for the first time.
When I was at Rootstech London a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to buy Ben a DNA test. I received my DNA results earlier this year, and it has helped verify several ancestors in my tree. We have posted Ben’s test off now, so we have to wait a few weeks for Continue Reading
Home and Family We are really making our new place our own now, and I am loving it. This month we decorated the lounge. Ben and I painted the room together, and then my Mum and I wallpapered the back wall. It was our first time wallpapering, and I think we did really well. Autumn Continue Reading
I love all the new family history opportunities I have now we live in South Yorkshire! I find it so much easier to do my research when I am familiar with the area. Sometimes researching new places can be tricky, especially in England, to even pronounce some of the village names. When we first discovered Continue Reading
I don’t think I have experienced a month with such highs and lows as this month! It started off extremely stressfully. After selling our house in April, we still didn’t have a moving date! We knew it would be soon, actually we hoped it would have happened already. The move date kept getting pushed back and back until the end of the month, so it ended up being a month of goodbyes.