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Saturday, 23 June 2012


I must apologise once more about having been Missing In Action again.  I have had a busy time trying to sort out and complete a report on one of my family’s history to send to cousins in Queensland.  The Kinmonts came from Perthshire, here in Scotland, and we have traced the family back to Patrick, a shoemaker and crofter around the end of the 17th century.  Today there are descendants of Patrick and his unknown wife all over the world from Britain to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.  I have the Kinmont name from my father’s mother – well her sister actually, as my middle names are Anne Kinmont not Charlotte as was Granny’s name. Annie was my dad’s favourite aunt.

After visiting Portknockie a few weeks ago I have something similar to do for another of my families, the Woods, and I have so much to catch up with in the blog.  However, my dear friend Colin has just had a heart bypass operation and I am going to be looking after him, helping him to get back on his feet, so I’m not sure what time I will have for blogging for a while.  I may be able to do a few short posts.  We’ll see how things go.  haystoun garden 108 So, in the meantime here are a two-three photos for you to hopefully whet your appetite!osprey family

rocheid boat 

Take care.

Talk again soon.


Peggy Ann said...

Prayers going up for Colin!

Katrina said...

What a good friend you are Evee. I hope Colin makes a good recovery and that he's a good patient! We plan to be in Peebles some time during the school hols, maybe we could meet up.

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Colin has done a lot for me over the years, so now it's my turn to do him a good turn. I saw him over the weekend yesterday and was amazed at how he was doing. Of course he's doing the "It was no big deal" thing right now! However he's not going to be able to do a lot of things till his ribs heal and that could be a few weeks! I'm not sure that he'll be the easiest of patients in the days to come. As someone said, he's the type of person who has only two speeds - fast and faster! He can hardly sit still for a minute, either!

I do hope we can meet up again during the school hols. I should be back here in August. I'll keep you posted!!!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Thanks for your prayers, Peggy. He seems to do be doing well.