So That's Where I Get It From

July 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday follow-up: The answer!!

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, General, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , , , — rootsresearcher @ 5:35 pm

For those of you that saw my Wordless Wednesday post yesterday posing the question I Wonder What They Are Looking At???  with the following photo:

original photograph taken by me Summer 2009 - copyright 2010

Did you have a guess?  Did you guess right?  Here’s a little clue:

original photograph taken by me Summer 2009 - copyright 2010

Yep, it’s someone in a Bee-Keeper’s outfit!!   I had to face my greatest fear – I am allergic to things like bee and wasp stings and know that such stings can kill.  So, when we were visited by a huge swarm of millions (well maybe not millions but thousands) of bees which proceeded to go down one of our chimney pots and into our bedroom!    Shriek!!    Aaaaaaaagh!!  How awful is that? 

My brave partner Paul ventured into the bedroom to open the windows to let them out.  But the silly things went out the window and back up to the chimney pot and back down into our bedroom!  Which is what the family are looking at in the photo I used for Wordless Wednesday yesterday. 

Our friend arrived in her Bee-Keeping outfit and was hoping to gather the swarm and take it back to her small farm to add to the beehives she already had.  So she came armed with a smoke gun (to make them sleepy – well it’s supposed to) and her net to gather them somehow in their huge round swarm.   But …

They would not get sleepy!  They had lots and lots of smoke aimed at them in our bedroom, but they would not shift or sleep.  We tried on and off for hours to make them sleepy so our friend could come back and get them.  This went on for a couple of days or so and of course meant that we could not sleep in our bedroom and our clothes and bits and bobs were in there and the bees were happily going everywhere in there!!!

Unfortunately we ended up having to kill them, they just would not shift or get sleepy.  Some got out back up the chimney but most stayed and were not intending on going anywhere else!!

original photograph taken by my partner Paul - Summer 2009 - copyright 2010

This photo shows a tiny, tiny sample of some of them, there really were thousands.  It took a couple of weeks sleeping on the chairs in our living room before we sorted everything out and made sure there were no angry bees laying in wait for us in the bedroom!

June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: I Wonder What They Are Looking At???

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , — rootsresearcher @ 11:22 pm

 

Hope you have fun guessing what it is!!  Answer will be posted tomorrow  ;-)

original photograph taken by me Summer 2009 - copyright 2010

June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Paul, Pippin and Demelza Duck!

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , , , — rootsresearcher @ 11:22 pm

Following on from Tombstone Tuesday yesterday about my Great Uncle Frederick and his ducks, I thought it would be ok to follow that today on Wordless Wednesday with a photo taken last week in our garden!  This one is for posterity when our future descendants will see their great great great grandfather (Paul) with our pets!

Original photograph taken by me in our garden 10th June 2010 - copyright 2010

May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Brother and Sister – early 1940s

My Dad Kenneth Read with his sister Evelyn in the early 1940s - Original photograph in my private collection copyright 2010

May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Margaret in her car!

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 9:43 pm

My Aunt Margaret in her car about 1940s or 1950s - Original photo in my private collection copyright 2010

May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: 100 Years Ago

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 12:45 pm

           

My Gran Lucy Harriet Sinclair (1883 - 1984) with her children - Gordon (died very young) and Lucy (soon to be 100 years old)

Original photograph in my private collection  –  copyright 2010

April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Who? When? Dickens or Dartnell? Definitely family!!

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Wordless Wednesday — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 12:53 am

This photo (digitally scrapped by me) is one from an album that only has family photos in it.  Sadly, no elderly surviving relatives can put a name to the pictured family.  We only know they are either from the DICKENS or DARTNELL side of my Mother’s family here in the UK.  Anyone out there good at dating old photos?  Any help gratefully received!!

Original photo in my private collection, this copy digitally scrapped by me - copyright 2010

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