Well, I have been working hard and made a few decisions.
Aunt Kate’s diaries now have their own separate website and, as I transcribe my little leather suitcase of tiny books, I will put up my results hoping someone might be interested and read them. There is a link from this website to the diary one and vice versa so it might result in increased traffic, and probably more spam!
Transcribing the diaries and adding them to the website is work-in-progress. As well as learning to decipher Aunt Kate’s teensy-tinesy writing, I am also at the opposite end of this spectrum learning how to use F***ing WordPress (as it is now known in this house). You may be able to sense the hostility in my typing but I spent most of last night fighting with the new ruddy website until a friend came to the rescue! (❤️ you know who you are, a lifesaver, and a huge thank you ❤️)
Your help is (and has been) invaluable and I shall call on the “hive mind” to solve any writing problems I have. I am so grateful knowing you are also around to assist, translate and decipher with me. The task feels less daunting.
I strongly recommend you read the Family History bit as the background is fascinating, though I am again struggling with WordPress and its abilities to randomly place pictures (gah!)
Don’t fret about the animals. Obviously they all come first, as well as any house chores before I even let myself go into my she-shed, sit down with a cup of tea and start typing out the writing. Did I mention it is tiny?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new website. I need to work out how to collate the years for easier navigation and also the footnotes too, which I think are essential. They worked fine on Office (Word) but if I want them on WP, I have to upgrade my account, pay more….. dammit.