April 19, 2015
Today I be at what they do call a family history fair. I hear tell I be in Birmingham and some Braunds did pass this way. I get to meet folk from family history societies, spending time looking at where Braunds be from with the Guild of One Name Studies
and then meeting Oakey at Devon Family History Society’s stand.
I did sup a cup o’ tay in the Findmypast café
and pass by a gurt monument to the fallen of the first world war.
Then I did contemplate taking a Baltic voyage in the ole Ebenezer.
My three time great grandson did say he be taking me there soon but on some monstrous vessel ‘e do call a cruise liner.
I did pass by the famous antiques’ expert, Mr Eric Knowles
, only to be told I be an antique of no particular value!
With thanks to Mr Eric Knowles
January 20, 2015
Before Christmas I do be off to Aylesbury, where that there Janet be giving a talk. I be what they do call a ‘visual aid’. I did meet Tony and Nicky from branch 1 while I be there.
Aylesbury d be in Bucks they say but b’aint my sort of Bucks.
Then I did go to Bucks to sing some carols on Christmas Eve
December 25, 2014
That there 3 times great grandson of mine, Chris Braund. Did take me to the Isle of Wight. We did go by boat but it weren’t my sort o’ boat.
Before I did know it I be whisked off to Blist’s Hill
, where I be right at home as they do all be from me own time.
Then I be in Cambridge because young Lucy be one year old.
Then I did go to Bucks but it weren’t me own Bucks – there be another one! I be what you do call a visual aid for Janet (branch 6). I did meet Tony and Nicki (branch 1) while I be there.
August 28, 2014
‘ere I be in Avignon
I did visit a Cave Monastery in Aragon
Then I saw some windmills at La Mancha
La Sagrada Familia
‘Ere I be travelling on Le Train Jaune. I would much rather be on my boat.
Pont Du Gard
Then we did visit San Remo. No fishing boats ‘ere.
The Spanish Pyrenees
Viaduct de Millau
July 17, 2014
‘ere I be at the Alhambra Palace
I did visit Cabo da Roc
I did come to Cadiz Fish Market. I wonder if they did use a boat like mine to catch them.
I be using this cannon to fight the French Monsanto
‘ere I be hiking the Pyrenees – hitching a ride
I were riding Chamois Picos de Europa
‘ere I be at Sabugal
I did come to see Santiago de Compostela
‘ere I be at Tomar
June 5, 2014
Before I did leave England I went with Brian and Pam in an ‘orseless carriage near to London. I do seem to be living in this ‘ere ‘orseless carriage too.
I did go on a big boat but they didn’t seem to be catching any fish.
We arrived in Calais.
I went to Etretat and saw the sea – just right for fishing.
Here I be at Lourdes
and at some Roman Ruins at Saintes.
May 8, 2014
Well I been ‘ome in Deben with all me descendants and others of the Braund clan.
They did take me abroad to Cornwall to visit Tintagel Castle but the Cornish be a mite odd – they do put their jam and cream the wrong way round on their cream teas.
Then HRH Princess Anne did visit Clovelly and stop by for a chat. I don’t know why she chose to go to see them there Clovelly donkeys and not me old ‘ome town of Bucks but there.
She be unveiling a monument to me cousin John and others who did perish in the storm of 1838 off these parts.
Now I be whisked away with Pam and Brian (branch 1) who be taking me back across the channel. I hear tell we be goin’ to France, Spain and Portugal. Me son Reuben – he went to Portugal to collect salt one time in the ole Ebenezeer.