Some of my family was from Ireland.
My wife and I have traveled to Great Britain many times. She still has family in England.
I love London and it feels like home to me.
I however, sadly, have lost track of my Irish family.
We were Browns at one time in Ireland. I have kissed the Blarney Stone and lived to tell of it.
I had Scottish family as well in the distant past. My mother’s father was a Stuart. Some of my mother’s mother’s family were Daniels as well and from good stock in England.
We lived in Devonshire sometime ago in history and have Welch lineage too. We lived in Newton Abbott centuries ago.
We in our family have all managed to get along with this mixed heritage. Sadly these four countries have not always done the same.
That is all in the distant past for the most part, I hope.
I know that some things have happened recently that made relations somewhat more difficult for these four countries, but we need to try and get past those affronts created by policy makers and get on with living and making the best future for ourselves and our families.
Look at the nonsense with Brexit. The people voted for it and their government failed to listen to them.
Let’s not blame each other for the bad behavior of our governments.
We are all cousins who hale from Great Britain recently or in the distant past.
I hope you all had a great time at whatever special gathering you had for the holidays.
I welcome all of you from Great Britain who have come to my site.
Google me and my books at R.C. Hand, author, to learn more about me.
I use that term, author, loosely by the way. I think one has to sell books to really be an author.
“The Adventures of the Smith Family” is the long story of an English serf who has a bit of good luck and meets a very young George the III before he is King. I won’t go into the details, but I think it is an interesting tale.
You can read the first chapter for free here on my site or free on Kindle in the Lending Library. It is also available in paperback and is available as an “E” book.
I write under the name R.C. Hand and have several novels up on Amazon. They are as follows, Sailing Away, Atlanta, Kazu, son of Oshida Kamasaki, Dreams of Costa Rica, Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets and Judgment Day.
“Sailing Away,” is the follow up novel to The Adventures of the Smith Family. This sailing adventure moves from London, through the Mediterranean Sea and on down the west coast of Africa to the Cape Town settlement. The crew stops in many ports and we learn much of the history of those places as well as about the crew.
Atlanta and Judgment Day are Detective stories. They are interesting and very different. I will say no more bout them.
Dreams of Costa Rica is based on factual events of a family member in the late 1930’s in Costa Rica. It is an action and love story.
Kazu, son of Oshida Kamaski is an Asian story of love and intrigue in the far distant past.
Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets is a fun spy romp in Italy with some interesting twists and turns.
I’m working on a serious prequel to that now. It is called Prelude to Rome at the moment.
I will have many more photos of my travels around the world up soon.
Have a great New Years!