Blackmail / extortion attempt.

I had a blackmailing e-mail a few minutes ago. It was supposedly sent from my own e-mail address to myself. It said I had been watching porn sites (I haven't) and that my camera had been watching me whilst watching those sites. It demanded I pay 100 dollars to a bitcoin account within 48 hours … Continue reading Blackmail / extortion attempt.

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Camera bags. It’s​ all bollocks.

You know I’m not keen on talking about camera gear.  It’s my opinion the gear you use is not what makes the image.  Just use what you want to so long as you get the picture. However, whatever you use there may be a need to carry it in some sort of bag. The camera … Continue reading Camera bags. It’s​ all bollocks.

Genealogical research: Edna Packwood nee Harris of Birmingham B1920.

My late mother, Edna Barton (seen here on left in her Women's Timber Corps Uniform). Her maiden name was  Harris (but was widowed previously so also known as Edna Packwood). From her service record, I discovered:- 1. She joined the Women's Land Army (WLA) in 1942. 2. She was transferred to the Women's Timber Corps (WTC) 28.1.1943 … Continue reading Genealogical research: Edna Packwood nee Harris of Birmingham B1920.

For the first time in over 60 years.

The last time I went to mainland Spain I was ten years old. I’ve been to a Spanish island since, Lanzarote, where Sue’s dad had a timeshare. But never on the mainland until last week. We travel quite a bit, mainly long distance which has its attractions, but we haven’t spent much time on holiday … Continue reading For the first time in over 60 years.