Barry's Blog

Dunfermline based web developer, long lost brother, husband, father, & guitarist

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Barry Smith

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The Pitfalls of Tracing Birth Family as an Adoptee

As an adoptee myself I have some experience in the area of tracing family members and the whole maze of pitfalls that surround it. I'm not an expert in this, but I will give what information and advice I have picked up and you may take it for what it is worth. Not all doors can be opened You can't unscramble eggs. Not a funny quote just a fact. You can't unlearn what you learn, and once you start your journey you could find… View More

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Family update

Currently on holidays but thought I'd post an update on how things are going. My Birth Mother My birth mother and I still remain close and we have had long heart felt chats about our feelings and have been there for each other. Having my birth mother there makes everything feel so nice. Big sister Big sister and I remain as close as ever. I do try to not over crowd her and let her and her partner have as… View More

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My coding project - Tweet Base

I have been working on a coding project called Tweet Base. This coding project stems from another project I also run called… View More

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Family Get Together

I'm on holiday this week, and today on the first actual day my wife, daughter and myself met up with my half brother Andrew. Later on we went for coffee at the coffee shop where his wife worked and we picked her up after her shift finished. Then we headed back to their place where we had dinner and chatted some more. I also met up with my half sister Lesley too, it was so nice to see them again and Andrew and myself are so alike some people… View More

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Stephen King's "IT" movie

IT (2017) I watched Stephen Kings It was hyped so much like the Video above, and… View More

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Christmas & New Year 2017

Well Christmas came and went rather well, daughter enjoyed herself and we even had friends over which was nice. Normally we go to my parents for new years day but both my parents and my little brother & his wife are all layed out with the lurgie so we gave it a miss. Was nice to send my cards to all of my siblings now that I found… View More

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Being found by my sister: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of me being found by my sister after 41 years apart. (documented here) It marks the end of not being connected to the world around me (With obvious… View More

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Visiting my big sister

This weekend I'm visiting my big sister in Bristol but I also took my wife and daughter to meet her as they hadn't met her yet. Journey was long as we set off at 6 am and arrived before 15:00 since I'm the only one that can drive I was so tired. I really don't have the words to describe how happy i was to have my wife and daughter finally meeting my sister. Just felt so right, and so nice to be a real family.… View More

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Finding my half brother and sister

I was found by my sister after 40 years apart. I chronicalled this here, little did I know what I had lying in store for me. In the process of trying to find our dad we looked for marriage or death certificates and we found a marriage certificates for him. We were also able to find out he had 2 children a boy called Andrew Clark, and a girl called Lesley Clark. The thought of… View More

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It's all family at the end of the day

Well today (well ok it was late last night but....) my sister big sister confirmed we had found our half brother and sister Andrew and Lesley. We introduced ourselves to them and as you can imagine they were a little surprised and taken aback by all this as they had no knowledge of either myself or Tracy! but i knew how weird it was for them as I had exactly the same encounter only last year when Tracy found me! It will take… View More