Here is a link I came across to Craighall. It has a very interesting account of the history of the Hopes and thought you might like to take a look if you haven’t seen it already.

All the very best,

Mike Hope.

http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/

To see more about the Hope Ancestry and History of the Hope’s of Scotland check the updated main page:

The Hope’s of Scotland – Origin

Thanks,

Mike Hope

 

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Just updated the Hope’s page to include a link to Sir Thomas Hope’s Diary from 1633 to 1646. 

Just in case you’d like a little light reading?

Sir Thomas Hope Diary

Also, I am reading the Historic novel Hope Endures by Nigel Trantor which paints a pretty good picture of the life and times of Sir Thomas Hope and the historical figures around that time. I found it especially interesting reading about the Dutch East India Company connection and the various trading negotiations going on around that time.

Hope Endures

The enthralling story of Thomas Hope, who counseled three kings through a tumultuous time in Scottish history. The son of an Edinburgh merchant, Hope had a spectacular beginning to his career—at the age of seventeen, he traveled to France to triumph in his first court case and caught the attention of his young king, James VI. It was the beginning of a life at the heart o …more

The Hope’s Updated

Posted: September 2, 2017 in Real Estate

Just added a link on the Hope Origin page to the Hope’s that branched off from Scotland to form one of the most influential financial and trading companies in Holland, Hope & Co. Henry Hope at one time was the spokes person for William of Orange and one of their most famous clients was Catherine the Great of Russia.

Posted: September 2, 2017 in Real Estate

http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/

Here is a link I came across to Craighall. It has a very interesting account of the history of the Hopes and thought you might like to take a look if you haven’t seen it already. http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/ All the very best, Mike Hope.

http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/

I was messing around with some sounds and found an intro to an old Big Band recording I have, as well as a talking segment from legendary Xavier Cugat where he talks about the joy of bringing people together through music… I added it to the beat mix for this short segment. Hope you like it and I’m working on some extended versions with a Latin/Cuban flavor.

 

The picture was taken in the colorful town of La Boca, Buenos Ares, Argentina outside of a Tango Cafe

Thanks for taking a listen and if you like it share it 🙂

Mike-Hope

 

Hi all,

Just added some cool new products on VIDA

Take a look and let me know what you think…

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Remove the Wall – Charm Bracelet by Mike-Hope

Thanks for taking a look…

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