Apologies for not posting anything recently, but I've been a bit side tracked.
Our son will be 30 in April and I decided to put together a social history folder for him. Well, it has snowballed. Last week when I couldn't get out because of the snow I decided to make a start. The logical place to begin was with my grandparents but what I knew about my maternal grandparents only amounted to about six lines. Not a good start and thought I had better do some research on one of the ancestry sites. My mum and my grandmother never spoke about their family and what I have found out has been amazing. My mum had umpteen aunts, uncles and cousins which I nor my sister and brother had ever heard of. Can't think why it was so secret. Have since made contact by phone and internet with two relatives and we are swapping details. Totally fascinating. At the age of 60 I've now got an addiction. Not drink, pills or nicotine, but ancestry research.