Sunday, 10 February 2013

I refuse to get bogged down!

GrannySkate.jpg

No, that's not me - but I admire her pluck! And, as the post title indicates, there comes a time when you have to give up and move on and do what you want to do - NOW!

Apart from writing the odd short story (certainly some ARE odd!) I think it's fairly safe to say that the 'muse' has vaporised, as far as I'm concerned. I think I'll tuck any (fleeting) literary aspirations on a back-burner for the foreseeable future as time is against me! Clinging almost by my fingernails to my fifth decade life's getting too short to jump through all the hoops to have any work published, other than here on my blog!

So, this year (yes, I know it's February already!) I thought I'd concentrate on more 'do-able' stuff! Hence, my alter-ego The Knitting Assassin! has been taking up rather more of my time, with items on the 'go', plus getting to know other like-minded bloggers out there.

Another project I've been neglecting of late is my genealogy quest! Recently, this was spurred on with the discovery of some unknown (to me, anyway!) photographs. 


(no prizes for guessing who this is!)

Or this 'easy rider'!


(don't you just love the tartan trousers!)


So, I'll be pulling out all my genealogy research, documents, photos, random-facts-scrawled-on-scraps-of-paper and other info in order to try to untangle it all! I just need to figure out a way to put all the jigsaw-puzzle pieces of my (so far discovered) family history into some sort of cohesive and navigable whole. I know how it all fits together, but heaven help anyone else! 

In fact that gives me an idea for the April A-Z challenge ...........!