Location, Location, Location

We’ve been looking at some new homes that are being built on the edge of West Kilbride by Consort Homes.

They’ve a four bedroom house that is a little bigger than where we are now, and would cost roughly the same as we’d get if we sold up our house. On the face of it seems like a good deal, but as they say location is everything.

We’d be giving up our lovely sea views for rolling hills, farmland the main trainline between Largs and Glasgow and bloody great electricity pylon at the bottom of the garden.

I think we’ll stay where we are… 😀

Kevin Pietersen

A fantastic knock from Kevin Pietersen saw the Aussies beaten again – that’s no wins in four (England twice, Bangladesh and Somerset!)

They’re looking a bit ragged at the moment, but you can never write them off – I’m sure the test series will be a completely different kettle of fish…

Elizabeth Ann Ashcroft

Now that we’ve tracked William Holmes, my dad’s maternal grandfather, and his family back as far as Mostyn in North Wales it’s time to dig a bit further down a different branch.

We know that William Holmes married Elizabeth Ann Ashcroft, my dad’s maternal grandmother, in 1897 and that she was born in 1873 to Thomas Ashcroft and Ann Colquitt – but not much more than that.

Time to send for some birth certificates to find out more…

NatWest Series

A rather one sided start to the NatWest series saw England beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets – only the second time England have managed to win a one day international without losing a wicket.

Can’t help feeling the first match against the Aussies on Sunday will be a bit more competetive…

Global Voices

For a different perspective on what’s actually going on in the world take a look at the Global Voices website.

To quote them ‘Global Voices is an international effort to diversify the conversation taking place online by involving speakers from around the world, and developing tools, institutions and relationships to help make these voices heard.’

If that doesn’t make any sense (and it doesn’t to me!) take a look for yourself…