I’ve just realised that it’s nearly a couple of weeks since I last wrote a blog. My excuse is, I’ve been busy.
Busy, Busy, Busy
I’ve been busily beavering away at my family history website I run. Having a surname Jones keeps me busy too. It’s something I’ve been pursuing over twenty years now and along the way have made many new friends and acquainted myself with some long lost family. If you’ve never dipped your toe into the fun of family history and genealogy, I can recommend it. These days, with almost everything online it can help make things a lot easier than years ago when I was running back and forward to the National Library of Wales, searching through miles of microfilm looking for a Jones among a million other Joneses. No search and index then, just sheer eye-boggling searching.
Meanwhile, my wife Debbie has been delving into the art of podcasting with her poetry. Now there’s another website that I set up for her, but she hasn’t added much to it of late. Anyway, back to her podcast and she had to make a short 90 second or so talk about a specific word you don’t like and add it to the ‘Word Bin’. The word she chose was, ‘Sprog!’ What a ghastly word indeed. It’s another name for a baby and if you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, I suggest you give it a listen. It actually gave me a chuckle.
It’s gone bitter cold here today. Up to now, the weather has felt more Spring-like these past few weeks, but today, I’ve been using far too much wood than I would have liked to have used on the fire. Downstairs, because our house is upside down, living room upstairs, bedroom and lobby downstairs, (I know, it’s truly weird) I’ve fitted a couple of infrared heaters to the walls. They’re just flat panels that plugin and supposedly heat objects up similar to how the sun does yet use something like a third of the electricity of a conventional heater. I saw the National Trust had started installing them into some of their older properties to cut down on their running costs. As soon as I read that, I bought myself a couple.
That’s about all for this blog now so I shall wish you a good day or night depending on where you are and above all stay safe. Meanwhile, I shall be hunting for my elusive Morgan Jones from Llanfihangel, Cardiganshire around 1770. If anyone spots him, please let me know. Thank you.
P.S. If you want to look at my Jones Website it’s here.
And here’s a link toThe Word Bin