Good morning everyone and especially Helen who has recently stopped lurking. I have a treat for you today. It's not a very good photo but the OH wasn't in the mood to wait while I took another one, anyway there is home cured bacon in home baked bread or rolls with home made jam if you prefer. [One of my obsessions is cooking after all!!] Tea and coffee and orange juice all on the terrace if you like. Oh and brown sauce for those sarnies if anyone wants some.
Now you have probably realized that this is all a bribe as I want to pick your brains. I need some help in finding out some specific information. Now I use the internet but I don't know how to get the most from it. I mainly use Google and Wikipedia and can usually find what I want but there have been a couple of subjects recently where I have so far drawn a blank. I need to know about marriage for the working classes in 18th century England and the forensic examination of skeletons found on archaeological sites. If I lived in England I would go along to the library as I do here for the French info I need but as I can't do that can you offer advice as to other search engines that might be usefeul and also how to refine my searches so that I am more likely to succeed. I would add that I am something of a technophobe so any suggestions have to be in words of one syllable and preferably in English rather than computer speak. I will be eternally grateful as the end of my first draft beckons, so grateful that I might even offer seconds on the sarnie front, but don't tell the OH. He's a bit precious when it comes to bacon sarnies. And if you are very helpful it will be home made sausages next week. Of course this is not much of a bribe for vegetarians so I hope the fresh rolls and jam will do it for you.
Now I shall settle down to my breakfast and see you all later.