Really, fear is selfishness. We are concerned too much about what others think of us – how am I doing? Will I fit in? Will they laugh at me? Will others see my failure and take pleasure in it?

Ernest Hayes Almas

The picture is of my mother's father, Ernest Hayes Almas (1900-1938).

Actiones nostras, quaesumus Domine, aspirando praeveni et adiuvando prosequere: ut cuncta nosta oratio et operatio a te semper incipiat et per ta coepta finiatur.

Coolattin House, Co Wicklow, Ireland

In the Autumn of 2012, I visited Co Wicklow, Ireland, to the ancestral home and townlands related to my Willoughby family ancestors.

View of old guildhall, Fressingfield, Suffolk

The following information about the Barber Family of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England is gathered from The Bohun of Fressingfield Cartulary, Edited by Bridget Welss-Furry in the series Suff

Togher House, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

About four kilometres east of Tinahely in the lovely Irish garden county of Wicklow, is a crossroad. At that junction, R747 from Aughrim turns right towards Tinahely.