Monday, 30 April 2012

Do you Know????

Do you know: If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

My previous Blogs have looked at the Nickisson Family Tree and also what was growing in the allotment in England. Now we are living in Perth, Western Australia, I will also be looking at what can be grown in the Australian soil.

Do you know:

  • How many Nickisson's live in Australia?
  • How the vegetables are growing in England, and Australia?
  • How are we settling in now were living in Australia?

Do you know: If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Do you know:

  • How many Nickisson's live in Australia?

The Nickisson Family Tree is not moving on at the moment as my computer and family tree files are still in a container, although it has just arrived from England, docking in Freemantle just 25 km from where we live. Whilst awaiting the container, I have been looking at Australian websites to find possible information and connections to the Nickisson family.

What I did find gave me some glimpses of possible connections, although a little vague:

As of April 2012, the estimated population of Australia is 22,872, 499, Western Australia: 2,296,411. Of those, I found links to the following Nickisson's

  • FamilyLink website: 44 Nickisson's
  • WorldVitalRecords: 871 (although I think many of these Nickisson's are repeated in the information)
  • Mundia: 23
  • 178 (again, many repeated, Births/Marriages/Deaths)
  • Personlookup: 30
I am sure that there are quite a few more and I cannot wait to get going again in searching for those elusive Nickisson's. Do you know any good Australian websites? Do you know any other Nickisson's living in Australia? Are they connected to my Nickisson Tree? Let me know, it would me most appreciated. You can view my Nickisson Family Tree by going on and request access to view.

Do you know: If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

Do you know:

  • How the vegetables are growing in England, and Australia?

Hot News from the Allotment in England:

Joanne, Neil and the boys have now planted lots of seeds and plants and the vegetables are now starting to grow. There are still some vegetables that were planted in the ground late last year, these being Leeks and various varieties of Onions.

This is how the allotment and the greenhouse looked at the beginning of March.

We will be getting some more information and photographs very shortly about
the progress in the allotment and I will let you know in my next Blog.

Joanne is getting plenty of help from my grandchildren, Joseph and Izac and although they have had plenty of rain this last week in England, earlier on they needed some help to water the newly planted vegetables.
Where's this water coming from mum?

Do you know: If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

What about Australian vegetables?

I have been looking at books and magazines about what to grow in the garden when we have our own home. Australia is such a large country that some vegetables are not recommended depending on where you live. The month of May is quite cool as we are approaching the autumn/winter months. Some examples of seeds you can sow or plant for the area where we live are; Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Radish, Strawberries and Shallots. You can also grow many variety of Herbs. It certainly is a different process of growing fruit and vegetables but I'm really looking forward to having a go.

Do you know: What level of importance must a person have, before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? 

Do you know:
  • How are we settling in now were living in Australia?

Life is getting to be more of a routine now in the extended Nickisson household.

Ryan has got used to getting up at 5.45am for me to take him to the station to catch the train to Bayswater, where he works. He is getting more involved with the cabinetmaking process and now goes out to customers to help remove/ replace kitchen units. He is now playing for the under 18's football team at Gosnells City FC ( ), training two nights a week and playing Saturday mornings.

Kye has now gone back to school following the three week Easter holiday break.

What about myself and Sue?
Were still job hunting.
Sue has got herself a casual job working in child protection. She will be attending a four day training course and then will be part of a pool of workers who will be called, when required, to work at a centre for looking after vulnerable children. Although this is the first step in employment in Australia, Sue wishes to get a full time position/job as soon as possible.
Me. Well it seems as though they do not employ the 'older person' (just my thoughts). I have applied for part time/casual jobs but have not been able to get one yet. I have registered for my own business so that if friends/contacts want any work doing (painting/gardening etc.), I'm ready.

And finally,
Do you know:
How much deeper would oceans be if sponges didn't live there?
A scientist crossed a skunk with an owl. He's got a bird that smells but doesn't give a hoot.
Two's company, three's a crowd but what is four and five? ...............Nine.
Ten animals from Africa? ...............................Nine elephants and a giraffe
How do you keep a person in suspense???
Speak to you soon

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