Sunday, 17 August 2014

An A-Z of Me - F

 
An A-Z of Me - F
 
 
 
Family History - Researching family history is one of my favourite hobbies, I bought this book (from Trago Mills in Liskeard, no less) when I was 9 and that was what got me started. Obviously it's a heck of a lot easier nowadays with the internet and sites like Ancestry and GenesReunited but the thrill of receiving a historical birth, death or marriage certificate through the post is still there!
The furthest we've got back is to about 1770 on one of my mother's lines but there's been many a dead end and wild goose chase along the way. The huge bonus with researching your ancestors is that it's something you can do for a while, forget about for a few years and then pick it up again whenever you like!
 
 
Fairgrounds - The colours, the lights, the showman's engines, the vintage lorries, the living vans, the lettering, the artwork, the travelling life, the screams and the thrill of it all - what's not to love?
 
 
Fringe Festival - My favourite holiday of the year, Edinburgh during festival season is complete madness but I love it!
 
 
Fifties - I reckon this has to be my favourite decade - very much tied in with fairgrounds and the type of dresses which suit me perfectly! One of the prompts during Blog Every Day in May was all about your favourite decade so you can read more about why I like the fifties here if you fancy.  
 
 
Fringe (of the hair variety) - I had a fringe (a very 80s straight across cut) til I was about 9. I hated it. Consequently I haven't had a fringe since.
 
 
What 'F' things sum you up?


For the rest of the alphabet click here!

6 comments:

  1. I love that your picture features a fun-fax booklet I remember those so well growing up! I love family history too, we came to many a stand still though - lots of legitimate children in the 18th century - one being sent to Durham in a grand carriage. We always seem to come to dead ends and bad pieces of luck especially on my maternal family history.

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    1. I know, it's so frustrating when you can't get any further. We have lots of people on my dad's side with the same surname as well (all from Wales) - also very frustrating! :-) xx

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  2. My friend is really into researching family histories - she's found all kinds of amazing secrets in her family's past! My F would have to be Food. I don't think there are any other F's that come close (sorry, friends and family :p) xxx

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    1. You know, I didn't even think of food! Not sure whether that's a good or bad thing though... :-) xxx

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  3. I just shouted out when I saw the FunFax in your picture - huge blast from the past! Thanks for making me smile :)

    Rachel - happychapess.wordpress.com

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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