Barry's Blog

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

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Adoption and me

The inconvenient Child Growing up as a child is never easy, growing up as a child without any sense of connection to the world around you even more so. This was my reality, my take on the world around me growing up. I always knew I was adopted and roughly knowing what that meant and for the most part I was ok with it. I was raised by good people, my adopted father was a carpenter and adopted mother a school teacher. I almost never… View More

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Forgiveness: A meeting with my birth mother

As I posted before, my sister found me after 40 years and I also found out I have a half brother and half sister. During all this I was also told that our birth mother is also on Facebook. This was something I was not prepared for (neither was finding out I had a sisterā€¦.) In the back of my mind I always knew siblings as well as birth mother were a possibility. But finding them, coming face to face is something else. Since then I… View More

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Holiday Trip to Beamish Video

Some videos and pics from my holiday trip to Beamish… View More

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Birth Mother - Family is family

Interesting how times move on, what was a massive issue one minuet is at best a minor incident at best the next. I Don't know how to explain it, but of late I have been getting to know my birth mother. Some weeks ago I went around to her house for coffee and chat. going in i felt something. Was it… View More

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Connecting with family

Spent the day with my daughter having taken her to my birth mother's house. Was so nice to see her just accepting and chatting away. It seems she's totally accepting of me having two mothers, she's really a godsend.… View More

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Family - When the grass is always greener on the other side

With all the goings on in my life I would have to say that being found by my sister has to be both the most traumatic and most uplifting of all of them. I was raised by a wonderful adoptive parents. Really, I went without very little and although there was never any malice or abuse there was still a spark missing. I'd look at my wife's family especially when… 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

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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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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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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