Good Evening WordPress, I hope everyone’s Christmas shopping is coming along well. 🙂
My apologies for not posting to my blog recently and more importantly not reading your own posts. For the last month or so, I have been unwell and have had to undergo a few tests. I suffer from Asthma and as I have got older, it’s gradually worsened. Tiredness, Fatigue, Chest Pain, Awful Cough. I am currently only able to use 49% of my lung capacity and it’s certainly taking its toll running around after a four year old, even though I get lots of pleasure out of it :-). Like Yhana would say “Love her to the moon and back”.
I am also waiting to be tested for a condition that is hereditary in my family, Pulmonary embolism. My mum recently had a close encounter with this, and it also took the life of my Great Grandfather. One of the good things about genealogy is that we can identify health problems that exist in our family and take the necessary precautions.
Apart from this, I hope everybody is well and looking forward to Christmas. This will be the first year that my little girl really believes in Santa, and I have already heard her talking to him in her bedroom. So I’m very much looking forward to Christmas day. 🙂
I thought I would write a little post today about a medieval artifact I have recently bought. I have always loved museums and looking at the items through a sheet of glass is never close enough for me. I would love to be one of those privileged few that get to handle those items.
So I thought, well why not add a few to my own collection and family history archive.
C. 1307 -1327
King Edward II
England medieval Period Silver Half Penny Coin
This coin is a British metal detecting find and measures 16.0 mm in Diameter and weighs 0.54 grams. The item is about 700 years old, I always find it incredible how artifacts can last so long in the ground and I have always had an interest in medieval and early antiquities and only recently decided to start collecting a few items, or more importantly items that relate to my distant ancestry.
This is the first item to be added to this collection, and it’s the oldest thing I have ever had the privilege of holding.