Monday, 21 January 2008

Personal Goal: Set up my family history website


I've been trying to set myself some goals and aims as you might know from my previous post. This one should be a relatively simple one but I am just not organised enough these days.

Last October I embarked on a new hobby of tracing the family tree. I am currently doing both mine and the in-laws and I am finding it an extremely interesting hobby, if a little consuming! Whilst I have been doing research I have stumbled across many a website that people tracing their ancestors have created. These have been both interesting and informative and have inspired me to create my own.

My site will hopefully hold information on my tree, the places my ancestors lived, background information of the surnames included in my tree and a few family photographs. Who knows, it may also be helpful to others tracing their trees.

I am going to create my tree using
iWeb on my new shiny MacBook Pro and just need to get myself motivated to do so. Sometimes I find tasks like this so daunting as I'm not sure where to start that I never do actually start them!

love & kisses
Mrs M x

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Personal Goal: Learn to Swim


Yes, that is right, I have got to the grand old age of 28 without ever learning to swim. What is even more unbelievable is that I went to a primary school with its own swimming pool. I can't explain why I have never learnt other than I have an inexplicable fear of water. I don't mind being in water as long as my head isn't under the water, water doesn't go into my eyes and I can feel the bottom of the pool (or sea) with my feet. Once I go slightly out of my depth, I panic.

Having children means that I am undoubtedly going to find myself in situations where I need to get in the water, for example when taking them to swimming or when we are on holiday. I do also have a morbid fear that they could fall into water and I would have to jump in and not being able to swim myself, we would all drown.

I would also like to be able to enjoy water parks, jump off boats in the ocean to look at turtles and other little floaty things and just generally enjoy being on boats without thinking I am going to meet my maker.

I have so far tried to be brave and was up until recently taking my toddler to swimming lessons but obviously that is easy as a) I am only chest deep in the water and b) there is no actual swimming involved on my part.

So, will 2008 be the year I conquer this? I hope so.

love & kisses
Mrs M x