Friday, 8 March 2013


I haven't lost the use of the English language just yet.  I've joined a class to learn Italian and I'm loving it!
I've always been interested in Italian, it's such a passionate, lively language.
Now at home it's "buongiorno" to the "cano" and "gatti". I'm counting in Italian and trying to learn the names of the days and months. It's a challenge although some words are easier to pick up as they are similar to English.

My main reason for this post was to say "benvenuto" to a new follower, Diva. I can't see a blog for you but I hope you enjoy visiting here and learning a little bit about me along the way.

I'm still finding many family members on Ancestry. I don't remember if I told you but I was adopted as a baby and knew absolutely nothing of my background. I now have a family tree to be proud of and can now say that I too have a story to tell!

This is my maternal great great grand-mother, Mary. She was born in 1799 in England a died in Australia in 1890. I think she has such a gentle face don't you?  I have quite a bit of interesting information about her and her life. I can only read it and admire her for the trials and challenges that life brought her way.

Arrivederci   for now,


  1. Oops, I think I clicked the wrong button!! I thought I clicked "publish" but I must have sent it into the stratosphere.
    I read a lovely comment from you Kez but can't see it here. I would like you to re-post if you wish to and I promise to be more careful.
    Hugs, Vicki.

  2. Buongiorno Vicki, I can remember about 3 words of the language I learned at school :( Much more fun to learn another language when more mature and you can enjoy the challenge as you are doing. Lots of luck!

    Your Greatgreatgrandmother looks a beautiful woman, I mean in character as much as features, there's knowledge and acceptance in her eyes.

  3. Vicki the comment is on your last post ...
    Mary does look a gental woman but I think she also had a wild streak , look at the sparkle in her eyes and the cheeky smile. I think she was a woman who new how to get what she wanted.

  4. Vicki I can understand the need to know about your past and I'm so pleased that you have been able to trace your family tree! I am trying to fill in gaps on mine but just can't get into it. Meanwhile I am plugging along with my halfscale Fairfield as you know - perhaps I should spend more time on the family tree :) Hugs Sandie

  5. Hi Sandie, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could split ourselves in half or even more pieces (or people) so that each one could be involved in all the lovely crafts and past-times that we find ourselves dedicated to?
    Your half scale house is really taking shape, I'm looking forward to "moving in day"
    Vicki x
    P.S Thanks Kez, the heat is starting to cook my brain perhaps!