The holiday rest from blogging has been a bit longer than planned. A blocked main drain, a destroyed toilet and the need in the near future for a completely new bathroom. Thankfully the trauma of it all was made much easier to handle by the moral and very practical support given to me by cousins Alvin and Ian. Alvin has been staying with me over the holiday and kindly extended his stay to help me deal with what seemed and endless parade of plumbers and drain workers and the awful mess, not to mention a bit of plumbing on the side. Cousin Ian is going to completely fit my new bathroom in a few weeks which will be a great relief - sorry, I couldn't resist that!
The long promised article on "Uncle Dick" should appear by next weekend and hopefully the blog will return to normal.
Sorry I've missed a few birthday notifications but I'm sure you'll understand that things have been a bit hectic here.
I am sure everybody will join me in offering condolences to Adrienne (cousin Ian's wife) who sadly lost her mother just before Christmas.
WELCOME TO THE BAYLISS LINE. This blog has been created for my family. By "my family" I mean all those who are related to the Bayliss family either by blood, marriage or even relationship. There are, of course, other Bayliss families not related to us but this blog has at its heart a very specific family who had their origins in Gloucestershire. I am connected to that family because my mother was a Bayliss and it was her curiosity that started my research back in the early 1990's. So, what are you likely to see on this blog? Well, as it is a blog, I want it to be as entertaining as possible rather that a dry listing of facts (that is for Ancestry.com). I will, hopefully, be posting entries on our ancestors and relatives, on the places where they lived, and the historical times they lived through. I have an extensive collection of photographs of people and places which I will, of course, be sharing.
I'd like to ask anybody who reads this blog to give me some feedback. I'd really like this to be a two way thing. It sometimes unearths new information and, to be honest, it gives me encouragement. There will be two ways of providing feedback - either through the comment button (you will need a Google account for this) or via the e-mail address which appears on this page - alternatively, ring me. Now scroll down to read the latest entries.....and, of course, via Facebook.