|Posted by Alaska. on January 25, 2016 at 8:40 AM|
Keep the mind occupied. Well thats what we all get told when we get a bit older, isn't it. I think I may have taken on a bit too much lately. Not that I have been neglecting the website, I haven't, it's just that a few of my hobbies have taken up a little more of my time. First of all is the ship building. No, not anything you could sail away in, but currently a 3 foot long wooden warship, The Soveriegn of the Seas. This was Charles II conceipt, a largely vanitiy project that produced, at over a 100 guns, the biggest Warship of her time. It also very nearly bankrupted the country with it's elaborate decorations, and the many alrerations during her construction. I have, at the time of writting this blog, taken a break, and have included a picture of it's current state.
The website, I am pleased to say, is doing well, and over the last few months, many questions have been asked. I am grateful for the input of some of the members as well, who have added some very valuable information to various topics. Sharing material is one of the aims of this website, for it all adds to the pot of knowledge,which many involved in Genelogy Research will find useful. We will continue to do our best to answer, and help as best we can, but please bear in mind, research takes time. I would also like to thank the large number of members, who responded to the Christmas and New Year greetings, and a big thank you for all the sentiments and compliments we recieved. And now, a mention of my other hobby.
In 1983, I passed the Amatuer Radio Exam, and duly recieved my call sign. Unfortunately, some years later, I fell very ill, and had to call a halt. Late last year, I was " found ", by a previous fellow enthusiast, and encouraged to pick up the threads again. ( after nearly 25 years ) I now don't seem to have enough hours in the day to cram it all in. " Keep the mind occupied ", I said at the start of this blog, and I have certainly done that. What with erecting Long wire Antenna's, talking to Hams around the World, researching stuff for the Website, and fitting and rigging the ship it's no wonder I can't seem to find a few spare hours. If anyone else has the same problem, please contact me via the message service, or click the blue contact button, for I would be grateful for any hints on how to manage it all. In the meantime, I will take the opportunity of wishing all those that read this, a Happy and Properous 2016. Once again, thank you all for the support.