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Married with one teenager. Love reading most genre, ok not scary stuff!!! Interested in genealogy. Have been tracing my family history since 1985. If you come across any errors or inconsistencies on this blog, please contact me so that I might look at correcting it or at least make a note that there are inconsistencies (which unfortunately happens)

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dear Mum #2

Mum as you know I took Sarah to the emergency department on Thursday at 3 am. After being in emergency for 13 hours they admitted her to the hospital for more tests and observation. She was in hospital a total of 57 hours. They decided it was an infection in her colon - colitis.

She is taking it easy and has two lots of antibiotics, anti nausea tablets and some panadol in case her temperature spikes. The diarrhoea appears to have stopped but she is still feeling sick. She tells me that she feels like 'crap' still, though an improvement on how she felt in hospital.

I noticed when you arrived but never got the chance to say thank you. It was a very stressful time with the doctors, surgeons and consultants having to eliminate so many things before they could find out what was wrong.

Knowing that you were there to watch over her at night made me feel a lot happier.  Thank you :)

Today Dad said that he saw you on the same day that Sarah went to the hospital. You were sitting there with lots of colour's around you.

We see the consultant within the week and I will talk to him, though I think that possibly I might not mention this conversation! only the fact that she had entered the 'Colour Run' and how it affected her last year.

I miss you so much and wish you were here so that I could give you a hug and a kiss.
Love Me xoxoxoxoxoxox

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Peerage of Scotland - Erskine

Some time ago I discovered Google Play and hence this plethora of books that were out of copyright and that Google had kindly scanned and made available for free!!!

A search of one of my lines - Erskine, led me to a few different books.

At present this line of my tree goes back to my ancestor Henry de Erskine who was born approximately 1190 and died on March 12, 1226 in Scotland.

Which brings me to an excellent book called "The Peerage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom"

I have included the pages that refer to my Erskine Ancestors.

Just a note - the language in these documents show what looks like a 'f ', but in fact is an 's'. Once you realise this, it makes it so much easier to read. There are some bits that when I paste them into Google translate,  it tells me they are in Latin, and in most instances Google will translate it! Good luck, and good reading. :)