Picture of the Week: 9th May 2018

After a late winter flurry, spring has finally arrived in North Yorkshire. This picture is of the picnic site at Leavening Brow, where I walk Bruce the Dog every day. All of a sudden the place is a riot of green, set off by the Read More …

Picture of the Week: 6th May 2018

Here’s the earliest document from our family archives that I possess. It records the marriage of my great-grandfather, Edward Fernley, to his first wife, Mary Garger. The marriage took place in 1861, but Mary died some years later and Edward married twice more before his Read More …

All Change

Sometimes the best of intentions aren’t enough. When I last posted on this blog I was about to start National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) before resuming regular posts here. It just didn’t happen that way, for two reasons. The first was that a major distraction Read More …

Chance Meetings

There’s only five days to go before the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo),  and I’ve been working hard to get ready for the stresses and strains of trying to write 50,000 words in a month. Last weekend I went along to the York Read More …