14.09.2014 Mo and Dave came over for the day today and we had a great couple of hours exploring ‘behind the scenes’ at The City Varieties Music Hall and The Grand Theatre which were both part of a Heritage Open Day in Leeds. After standing on both of those stages I know I was never destined for a theatrical career! Part of me wishes i’d still gone into something connected to the theatre and the arts but it most definitely would have been backstage, most probably painting the scenery or monkeying up ropes to the rafters! It was a great experience to see the other side of these fantastic buildings, a must for anyone who loves the theatre.
13.09.2014 Well this afternoon/evening i’ve been consumed with my very own little solo ancestry party - the search for dead relatives never ends! I can’t explain how much I love genealogy, i’m so completely humbled to know I belong to such a long line of hard working, strong and resourceful men and women. The hardships they lived through will never be lost on me and I thank them all for whatever traits they’ve unknowingly passed down to me - good and bad!
12.09.2014 Everyone has their opinion and I have mine. I don’t believe he did it on purpose. I don’t believe he meant to kill her. I think he was so paranoid of intruders that it led to the most God awful situation imaginable for everyone involved. I’m glad he wasn’t convicted of murder but he must be sentenced for manslaughter. Either way, a beautiful young life has been lost and his cannot ever be the same again. Oscar Pistorious I think you’re a talented athlete but a very arrogant human being, may the outcome of this tragic event teach you some humility. Reeva Steenkamp you never deserved the fate you received, may you rest in peace, God bless you.
06.09.2014 What a fantastic night we’ve just had! My favourite uncle, Phil, came to Leeds for a few scoops with his mate, Lee (who we haven’t seen for waaaaaaaaaay too long) and we had the most relaxing, chilled out afternoon/evening on our own little ‘real ale trail’ that (naturally for us these days) ended at Bundobust! You really can’t beat drinking damn good ale whilst having great conversation with genuinely interesting and funny people. Brilliant night boys, love you both lots xxx
02.09.2014 On the last day of our holiday, Ste and I visited The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds today. We’d been here about 10 years ago and forgotten how good it was. It also has the added bonus of being the same building that was the Leeds workhouse many years ago so, once again, my genealogy brain was in its element!