Friday, August 9, 2013

August Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to Take One of August’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Your “Secret Subject” is: 

Money is no object, you have 7 days to go anywhere you want.  Where do you go and who do you take?
It was submitted by:

Money is no object?  What an idea.  :)
It's pretty easy for me, I'd visit the UK.  With who is a toss up.  Though I'd love for my husband to go I'm not sure he'd be as excited to go as me.

... but my cousins?  Oh heavens they'd go nuts.  

And not just because of the sights, but their obsession with genealogy.  Now I've been working our tree since the mid-90's but I take a year or two off here and there to recoup my sanity and funds.  These two, they never give up.  

I guess in the end I'd leave it up to the husband.  And if he did decide to go I'd demand lots of heartfelt squee's and giggles of delight.  (Pfft, that's asking too much I know.)  ;)

As for the sights we'd see it would follow along with our genealogy research:  Basically all things Bradfield.  (...our mothers maiden name.  Did I mention their twins?  That might be why us girls are so close.)  :)

Church of St. Nicholas built during the 1480s in High Bradfield South Yorkshire England UK

Watt House Farm is home to Bradfield Brewery

Bradfield College (Seems the place for a wedding.) 

Strines Inn a little pub close to Bradfield.

We'd also have to visit Wales, Scotland and Ireland since the poor relations came from there.  I say poor because they didn't have write ups like the Bradfield side.  Lots more research was done on those families by myself.  Which was both exciting, but time consuming.  I rather like the fact that I could read the Bradfield books and find family members.  But the 'castle' mentioned in the genealogy books is nothing more than a hill and wall now.  And maybe not even that.  No matter, it would be a fun vacation.  

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:                              Baking In A Tornado                                  The Momisodes                           Just A Little Nutty                    Follow me home . . .        Moore Organized Mayhem           Stacy Sews and Schools                           The Sadder But Wiser Girl                 Menopausal Mother                                      Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                         The Insomniac’s Dream                  Searching For Sanity                         Evil Joy Speaks                   


  1. You need to go! Skype all of your cousins for the important parts and have a blast. History is there for the taking! When you win that big bag of money, be sure to take lots of pictures!

  2. My favorite TV show is "Who do you think you are?" I think genealogy is fascinating. I hope you get to go some day, trace your roots and stand in the places where they lived.

    And I love that you got this prompt, giving me the chance to know a little more about you.

    1. I love that show too. I want them doing my research. :)

  3. I don't have the energy to trace my genealogy. But yours is so fascinating!

    1. does most of the work these days. Before I actually pulled up old microfiche. I won't lie, I loved it! :)

  4. I can hardly stand the people I'm related to, I can't imagine looking up more of them. We'd saw off that branch of the tree to keep the nuts from following if we could. :)
    I agree with you that a visit to the UK is a must! It would be so much fun to see those beautiful sights. The architecture is amazing!

  5. I love genealogy. My mum has traced her family tree all the way back to Tipperary, and we still have distant relatives who live there. This would be an awesome holiday.

  6. I would go everywhere in the world. I'd start with China though. Wow, what a fun prompt! The UK would be a hoot to visit-who wouldn't like that (Ok maybe MY husband)...

  7. You named some of my favorite places!!! I've been to England and fell in love with it--but my DREAM is to go to Scotland one day--I too, have relatives there and would love to finish tracing the family roots there! LOVE the pictures, too!!!!

  8. I love genealogy! I find it so fascinating; like a fiction novel, yet, it's the true story of my own flesh and blood. Goosebumps.... Lol. is fabulous :)


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