The Polled MacDonald

My Farm
Image via Wikipedia

Here is an analysis of Sebastian’s animal choices in the last several iterations of ‘Old MacDonald Had A Farm‘.

  • Cow – 5
  • Sheep – 4
  • Puppy – 3
  • Bird – 2
  • Pig – 10
  • A Different Pig – 8
  • Fish – 1
  • Dinosaur – 2
  • Robot – 1

The Jo and Steve Files

Here, by popular demand, is some of the documentation gathered by members of the Cook Family of the wedding of my little younger brother Stephen to the beautiful Jo Gilbey on the Central Coast in NSW earlier this month.

Photos are being uploaded here:

Also, with special thanks to Charlotte, the now-famous dance finale. Enjoy!

Jo and Steve’s Big Dance, Toowoon Bay SLSC, December 2010

Family Tree Uprooted – Again

Any family members seeking the Family Tree – it’s offline for the time being while I find a better host for it.

It is currently available at, but I think you need to sign up for a free account to view it. There’s also a version at if you’re a member there.

If you are serious about tracing the family tree, I recommend at least getting a basic, free account at either or both sites, to help with the research!

But if you just want to snap off a twig for your own interest, let me know and I can send you what data I have. (I’m still in ‘data gathering’ mode so I can tell you when, but not how our ancestors lived. That’ll change soon.)