An early spring clean

Do you spring clean?

And, yes, I know that my Aussie mates will be muttering “it’s autumn!” But here there are crocuses peeping out and I’m getting that hopeful feeling. Mind you, it’s not too late for a frost, and the weather’s been crazy this year…

19th century woman sweeping, a cloud of dust rising

That looks much cleaner! via Wikimedia Commons

I’d been feeling for a while that this blog’s header was looking cluttered and tired, so I’ve spruced it up. It looks much cleaner to me. What do you think?

The new image is a watercolour, A View of the Cove and Part of Sydney, New South Wales, taken from Dawe’s Point, by Joseph Lycett, painted in about 1818. It’s one of the images in the Wallis album, which was acquired by the State Library of New South Wales in October 2011.

I’ve also changed the header for my website, A Rebel Hand: Nicholas Delaney of 1798, which is more focused on the book my mum and I wrote about our first Australian ancestor, and for my Twitter account.

And now I’d better get on with writing my post for the Worldwide Genealogy blog. It’ll be published on February 14th. St Valentine’s Day. Hmm, I wonder what to write about this time?

Are there any other ways you think I can improve this blog? Please leave a comment below.

View of Sydney Cove from Dawes Point by Joseph Lycett. Creative Commons CC BY-SA via Wikimedia; © State Library of New South Wales. Please click the links for full accreditation.
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About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia.
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6 Responses to An early spring clean

  1. Anne says:

    Lovely new banner image!

  2. That’s a lovely painting and suits your blog so well. :-)

  3. Great find Frances, it looks wonderful and the other little picture nearly had me sneezing! lol

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