Sunday, March 17, 2019

Round Tower & Cemetery, 1988 - Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day, 2019!

Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland 1988

Gravestones, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland 1988

Round Tower, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland 1988

Glendalough's Round Tower in 1988

These photographs were taken by my mother, Janet M. Rogers, in 1988. 

She was very interested, and knowledgeable about, round towers in Ireland, but not so interested in cemeteries. (I am pretty much the opposite.)

To learn more about Glendalough and this Round Tower, go to Megalithic Ireland, and to Library Ireland.

Our own Irish ancestors to Canada were Mary Jane MOFFAT and James IRWIN, from County Cavan. Learn more about them in an older CanadaGenealogy post, "IRWIN and MOFFAT, County Cavan, Ireland - 8th Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture", 2008.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

To Celebrate Commonwealth Day - A Vanuatu Cook Book Index

Today is Commonwealth Day!

The theme for this year is "A Connected Commonwealth".

To learn more, see The Commonwealth website or social media. This is a special year, the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration making all member states of the Commonwealth equal members. If you are interested in the Commonwealth, I previously wrote an article which gives links to more about Canada's history in the Commonwealth which I hope you'll find useful.

The hashtags are  #CommonwealthDay  #ConnectedCommonwealth

To celebrate, I've indexed another recipe book from my cook book collection, this time the Vanuatu Red Cross Society Cook Book. This was originally published in 1947 to raise funds for "Food for Britain" and the French "Sons of the Fallen". The book was reprinted in 1985.

The Republic of  Vanuatu joined the Commonwealth in 1980 after gaining independence having been under French - British administration since 1906. Here is the official Vanuatu Travel website; there is more about local food there.

If anyone in your family is listed in this Index, contact me and I'll send you the information as in the book. One of the recipes is for Gateau Diane, but I don't think the woman who submitted it was a relative of mine.

Names are transcribed as in the book and I make no judgements about who is who. L. Ovens may be Lois Ovens, for instance. A few restaurants gave recipes. I've included them here as I thought they might be of interest if a family member worked in one. A few people have a residence note.

View the Vanuatu Red Cross Society Cook Book Index here. (Use Control & F on your keyboard or your browser's Find to search this table.)

Andre Gerard - Erakor Island Resort
Anthony Sybil
Applegate Mary
Baldwin Mrs.
Baldwin M
Bancroft Anne Mrs.
Barret Viv
Blake Fran
Bochenska Pat
Bochenska P
Bochenska H
Buckley Hilda Mrs.
Campbell Tania
Campbell Avon
Campbell Tania
Dharambir S M
Doole Helen Pukekohe, N. Z. 
Downie Betty
Duch Paule Santos
Durney Carol
Easias Mayble
Geddes Dilys
Harbulot L
Heseltine Jean
Holloway J P
Hotel Le Lagon
Hotel Santo
Kwang Tung Restaurant
Lickley P
Makalipu John
McDonald Sonia
Mitchell Patricia
Mitchell P
Mr Bernard. Café de Paris
Natu Gilbert
Naulivou S
Oven Lois Mrs.
Ovens Lois
Palise Jill Erakor Island
R D Bir. Solaise Hotel
rau deu Bremt Rocienne
Renoux Helen
Renoux H
Renovy H
Restaurant Ichise
Richard D Bir - Solaise Hotel
Russell Jolly - Chef Le Rendezvous
Saunders Mary Clare
The Cottage Restaurant
Trebilco Debbie Mrs.
Trebilco Debbie
Tunidau M
Turner Barbara Mrs.
Vaag Joy
Victor Lilly Mosso Island
Weinberg Bambi
Westwater Jean
Wilson J
Wilson Aileen
Wilson Jo
Woodward Wendy

Friday, March 08, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 - United Nations Video Message

United Nations 2019 International Women's Day Message -

Speaking are -
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; Ms Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General; Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women; Ms María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the President of the General Assembly; and Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Secretary-General's Youth Envoy.

The theme for International Women’s Day this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Today's hashtag - #WomensDay

Learn more about the United Nations' International Women's Day initiatives here including my favourite "Amplify the stories of the unheard".