Family Heritage, mental health, reflections

Who are you?

Who are you? It’s a question that gets asked many a time in self help books. Who are you? A simple question but the answer can be quite complex. If you are like me, you often start with how you relate to others in the world. I would answer this question with, a mother, a… Continue reading Who are you?

Family Heritage, reflections

So who do I think I am?

Lady Joan of Wales The genealogy bug has bitten. I’ve basically replaced scrolling Facebook for hours to scrolling Ancestry. Sometimes with frustrating slowness. Every now and again, I hit a hint and following it, results in a trail of hints. Like a carpet unrolling back through the generations. I’m fortunate in that my ancestors have… Continue reading So who do I think I am?

Family Heritage, mental health

If your hobby becomes your job, you need a new hobby.

I’ve taken up a new hobby. Peter and I did DNA tests during the first lockdown. More to see if the family rumour on Peter’s side was true. The story being one of his great grandmothers was Chinese and had come to Australia during the early gold rushes. Sure enough Peter’s DNA ethnicity came back… Continue reading If your hobby becomes your job, you need a new hobby.