Tag Archives: grandparents

Debunking Granny…

It was Barb Taub that started me thinking, with her collection of gems learned over the years. One in particular I recognised and yet, on the five occasions when I have been rushed to hospital in an ambulance, all sirens … Continue reading

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#Schadenfreude! ~ Barb Taub…Who knew grandparenting would be so much fun? #humor #parenting

Continue reading at Barb Taub: “I’m worried about them.” My daughter was visiting her sister, who had just delivered her second child. “I don’t think any of them slept for more than an hour the whole time I was there.” … Continue reading

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Yesteryear

Fragile floral lace Blushing with the hues of dawn Delicate romance Memories of yesteryear Scatter faded confetti There is something about hydrangeas that always trigger memories of childhood. Each cluster of flowers is a fairy bouquet that carries the past … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

From the archives – December 2014: When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear … Continue reading

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Grandad’s Socks

“Tha’ mun mek’ do an’ mend, little lass,” Granny said As she planted her small wisdom-seeds, “Tha’ll not allus get what tha’ wants in this life… And tha’ll not allus ‘ave what tha’ needs.” * Whenever I’ve needed the things … Continue reading

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Cold rice pudding

I’m not really very good at this living alone business. Not on a practical level anyway. I have no problem wielding a screwdriver or drill, brandishing a paintbrush or whizzing around with the lawnmower. The house is clean and tidy, … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear the traces of a ‘bygone era’…you … Continue reading

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