This is the first blog post I have written in Norwegian as my audience so far¬†is predominantly UK, USA and Australia, so I hope the rest of you will bear with me and come back tomorrowūüôā I will try not to make a habit of it.

N√•¬†er jeg¬†ganske¬†nysgjerrig. Hittil¬†har¬†de fleste¬†av¬†treffene¬†p√•¬†bloggen¬†som viser¬†Norge som land p√•¬†statistikkene¬†v√¶rt¬†p√•¬†grunn¬†av at jeg¬†selv¬†har¬†leste¬†den uten¬†√•¬†bruke¬†admin brukeren. I dag¬†for f√łrste¬†gang har¬†25% av¬†treffene¬†kommet¬†fra¬†lesere¬†i Norge. Jeg¬†kan ikke¬†la v√¶re¬†√•¬†lure p√•¬†hvem¬†her i landet¬†leser¬†noe¬†s√•nt¬†:)¬† Tar gjerne¬†i mot kommentarer¬†fra¬†mine norske¬†lesere¬†ogs√•.

Hmmm Рthat little paragraph really baffled WordPress spelling and grammar checks.

245 years ago today

My 4x great grandparents, Adam Carr and Jane Nesbitt, were married on 6 June 1767 at Longbenton in Northumberland.

That makes this “xxx years ago today” post among my oldest events. Jane was¬†a Longbenton lass and Adam was from Belford so I cannot help wondering what made him travel 47 miles south and marry a girl from there. Whatever the reason, I am glad he didūüôā

I wonder what they would have made of how far their descendants are scattered around the world. Doubt if they even knew where Norway is.

Brain dead?


To those of you who take the time to read my blog and leave real comments I would like to say that I really enjoy the dialogue I have with you. It inspires me to keep up my regular posting knowing that people are reading and appreciating the effortūüôā

Had to laugh tonight when a comment plucked out by my Akismet spam filter told me that many of the responses to my blog are from brain dead people. If anyone is brain dead it is the spammer who was telling me that I am stupid, that you are stupid and at the same time inviting me to connect with him on twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and more. What an idiot.