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The Common Room / Re: Help with unusual surname - L'Ony
« on: Yesterday at 16:00 »
Not being facetious, but have you tried "Loony" and "Looney"?

I was also thinking of the many early Jewish immigrants who ended up in rainwear manufacture. There was a sort of family saga of several books set starting in that Manchester industry by Maisie Mosco - I seem to recall the first one, dealing with the earliest hardships of the "Shmeeerer" and others, was called "Almonds and Raisins"?

Aren't "Alexanders" a bit like wild garlic (Ransoms) or similar?
Sounds fantastic.

The Common Room / Re: New Series of WDYTYA
« on: Friday 17 September 21 16:03 BST (UK)  »
I hope that "they" go a bit further / deeper into the history of the3 ancestors than often seems to have been the case in recent series, where many seem only to have explored parents parents, and possibly a generation further back. After all, most of us on here have probably delved well back into 1600s.

The Common Room / Re: New Series of WDYTYA
« on: Thursday 16 September 21 16:11 BST (UK)  »
Sounds well worth watching!

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 19th September
« on: Tuesday 14 September 21 17:00 BST (UK)  »
Ah, Roobarb, I almost lost my passionflower last year, through heavy frost. It was July when a tiny green shoot feebly waved itself around, from it. It seems to have managed to stage a slight recovery, got up the fencing, but - as I told it not to bother trying to flower this year, it hasn't!
So: as usual, every tender pot gets a little overcoat and/or tent.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 19th September
« on: Monday 13 September 21 16:46 BST (UK)  »
It must be autumn! I went to the suppliers, and bought the horticultural fleece I'll need to protect my tenderest plants against frost!!
(I had lots of really good pieces of it left after I'd released every plant a couple of years back - I tend to "stitch" shrubs in pots into a sort of lagging jacket of fleece, and that spring the stuff I took off looked a bit grubby but otherwise fine.
So I washed it.
Not in the machine, but each piece by hand.
Hung them up on the whirlygig line to dry.
They did look rather odd. Greyish and ragged.
Little grandchild of next door asked what they were.

-should I really have replied "Ghosts' nighties?

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary- Week ending 12th September 2021
« on: Sunday 12 September 21 16:07 BST (UK)  »
I too, further north and over more centrally, from you, Viktoria, have had several really big glossy bright dragonflies this year - but, oddly, fewer of the smaller similar ones, think they're damselflies. Even watched one slowly "hatch" itself from its last skin as it clung to the long leaf of an iris. I was quite transfixed there, it took ages before, having "pumped" its wings, to expand them to shape, it finally took off. So transfixed I never thought to pop back inside, and bring a video camera out. Such a shame.

The Common Room / Re: Found Anyone Famous
« on: Saturday 11 September 21 16:54 BST (UK)  »
No famous ancestors at all...'Tho one aunt tried hard to convince us all we were descended from Robert the Bruce (absolutely no evidence, even she couldn't suggest any)
Do share some ancestors, further back, with the ancestors of:
Pierrepoint, the last hangman.
Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
Eric Morecambe, comedian.
and tenuously, Sir Alec Clegg, educationalist!
-but it's all mega -distant.

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