Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Photography & Genealogy

Another passion of mine is My family history.........The majority of these photos are of cemetery headstones...all family.  Headstones; after many years become extinct...meaning they become non-readable.....Over the years the details either get distorted from the weather, or from moss and other plants growing over them...Some cemeteries are left to nature...as there are no family members surviving to tender and care for them....If you have old headstones that you know about, and can get to them, I recommend taking photos of them for future generations to discover.....It will be greatly appreciated.

The first black n white photos are of hubby's family back in Polperro...The property is called 'Crumplehorn'; when migrating to Australia in 1857 the family continued the name Crumplehorn, naming their property where they settled in Wahgunyah, Victoria..Another brother who settled in a near-by town named his property 'Polperro'.

Take photos of where your family is resting.....before its too late.


  1. Great pictures! I too am into my family history.

  2. It is a very important job, recording your family history...also very time consuming...but most of all, very rewarding.

  3. Love the photos Narelle, especially the old ones from Polperro. I love genealogy too and as I'm active on forums and such and have lists of names out on the internet, I've had perfect strangers email me photos of headstones that they took that happen to be my family. One of the projects underway in the UK is for people to take photos of headstones in churchyards and then submit them to a website for everyone to see. Like you say, they don't last and people don't realise.

    (Racing Girl on DTE forum)

  4. Hi Brenda....there is a cemetery not far from here that I am thinking of documenting...it seems I can not find any information on it...so I think it will be a worthwhile project....Someone in the future may want a photo of a headstone in that cemetery....I love the generosity of strangers with the same interests......I like to give back with projects I have been involved in...I too have received grave photos from strangers over long distances...and without their help, I would never have these photos.


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