This is my brother. He is currently cycling 1,400km around Ireland as part of Cycle Against Suicide. He and a group of approx. 800 cyclists are taking part in this epic challenge to raise awareness about suicide and depression in young people.
Hi everyone, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve managed to update this blog. Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages asking if I was ok – I’m perfectly fine but I must say it is nice to be missed 🙂
There was however a very good reason for my absence.
Like many of you at the moment, I’ve been running around like a mad woman trying to get everything organised for Christmas. Hard to believe too, that in less than 2 weeks it will be all over. The fuss, the rushing around the shops, the chaos, the tantrums, the stress! And all for one day! However……. for the next week and a half there is a strong possibility of chaos, stress and tantrums!!
One of the things I love most about Christmas are family traditions. Every family seems to have their own family rituals or traditions which makes their family Christmas unique and special. We have several in our family, some have remained over years and some have changed as we have grown.
I recently searched the National Archives to find out a bit more about my family. The National Archives Genealogy section has digitalised records for both the 1901 and the 1911 Census of Ireland. Not only do they represent a valuable part of our heritage but they give a fascinating insight into how our own families lived all those years ago. A bit of a “Who do you think you are” experience 🙂
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