A jaffle may be a new word for you, but they have been around for decades in Australia and during a recent camping trip we re-discovered them. It is definitely a fun food to be tried by kids and parents alike. Our family grew up with jaffles and ate them hot for lunch or dinner […]
People and places - from near and far.
Arriving in Vancouver by cruise ship several decades ago the city’s instant beauty and spectacular mountain scenery were the reasons I, like thousands of others, chose to make this city my adopted home. Vancouver – a jewel in the Pacific North West of Canada and a world-wide tourist destination. It has been many years since spending a […]
Guest article written by Peter D. Gardner Samuel Grose: a Trevithick Protégé and Unsung Hero Samuel Grose, later to become one of Cornwall’s best known engineers, was born at Nether Stowey, Somerset in 1791. His parents Samuel Grose and Eleanor Giddy were both from Redruth and Sam was employed for many years as a ‘Captain’ […]
My Mum – one of the most influential and wonderful people in my life. This article was written in 2009 two years before Mum passed away. 30 questions for my Mum may seem a little unusual to write about but it became obvious to me that there were lots of interesting things about her life […]
Guest article written by Peter D. Gardner Just two generations back my great aunts felt ashamed of the convict foundations of our nation. Leap a generation and genealogists far and wide searched the records for their sometimes elusory convict ancestry. My own family trees produced no such figure – at least not in Australia. But […]