German toad experts are baffled by an acute outbreak of exploding toad syndrome which has totalled hundreds of the amphibians since the beginning of the month.
The new dishwasher arrived yesterday, unfortunately with a 3/4 inch waste pipe as opposed the the 1 inch pipe of the last one.
We had to be a bit inventive to connect it up to the trap under the sink, but it managed a full load of dishes last night without soaking the kitchen floor.
Now I just need to find a 4 1/2 inch trap adaptor with a 3/4 inch connection for the dishwasher to install it properly – B & Q could only supply a 3 1/2 inch length which makes it a bit difficult to connect everythin without filling the cupboard under the sink with water.
A hard fought goalless draw at Stamford Bridge leaves the Champions League Semi Final wide open for the return leg at Anfield next week.
More from my mum’s branch of the tree, this time her maternal grandmother’s parents – Richard Cross and Sarah Burgess.
We’ve just received their wedding certificate, which shows they were married at the Parish Church in Great Budworth on 31st December 1861.
Their parents are recorded as James Cross (Wheelwright) and Thomas Burgess (Labourer) so they’re the next people to track down…
Thus far my mum’s branch of the family tree has proven a little more straightforward to investigate than my dad’s – noone strayed to far from the Runcorn area as yet.
We’ve just received the marriage certificate for Thomas & Ellen Wood – the parents of my mum’s paternal grandfather (William Wood).
It shows they were married in Widnes in 1875 and gives their father’s names as Thomas Wood and Thomas Knowles respectively – we need to find birth certificates now in order to find out their mother’s names.
Liverpool couldn’t capitalise on the points Everton’s dropped against Birmingham this lunchtime, so fourth place looks to be beyond them now.
The lads will need to pick themselves up for the Champions League Semi Final on Wednesday, but it’s looking very much like UEFA Cup football next season.
Although we can find no sign of her on the 1891 or 1901 census, family history suggests that Maggie outlived her son John who died in 1906.
I’ve been searching for a death certificate and have found one in the index for 1908 – a Margaret Holmes aged 81 (consistent with the 1871 census) registered in the Prescot district.
We’ll probably have to send for this certificate to be sure – but it does beg the question where is she on the census?
It’s group photo day at the nursery today, so Megan’s been packed off in her Sunday best – watch this space for the results in a couple of weeks.