August 2013 “It’s a treasure map, Granddad” Aedan unfurled the piece of paper brought from his nursery. It was covered in mostly green lines with one blue. “Oh,” I said, “Where does the map cover?” “Your house!” As I quizzed him, he encouraged me to put the details into his map. The […]
May 2015 “I’m actually having a great day!” Euan seemed almost surprised. My second ‘Granddad Day Out’ took 5 grandchildren to the Pleasure Beach along with Tim and Jen. We had wristbands and 6 hours… Jen was happy to take the older boys on Valhalla – Tim was willing to take the […]
April 2015 “She’s not called Auntie Meanie for nothing!” Euan cheerfully shot over his shoulder towards Aedan and added for good measure, “and Dad’s called Uncle Grump.” The titles are self-imposed and undeserved: Tom & Jen take a firm and consistent approach to any children permanently or temporarily in their care and […]
March 2015 “Don’t you know, Granddad?” Ben had arrived at short notice and I was checking whether he had eaten. With great relish, he announced that he had had ‘a chocolate sandwich’ amongst other things for his tea and wasn’t hungry (It didn’t stop him from chip pinching as Diane & I […]
February 2015 “No, Daddy would say…” and so saying, Maayana flung herself backwards into the armchair, adopted a recognizable posture, and continued with a fair impersonation of her father “…Maayana, I don’t know where your Barbie is, have you looked for it?” and folded her arms in an impeccable copy of her […]
January 2015 “Thank you for the card, Granddad” Euan flung his arms around me and hugged me tight. Zach glanced over his shoulder, “Oh, yes, thank you for the thing.” and carried on with racing around. “Did you figure out what the card meant, Euan?” Euan had received a card from me […]
Karen, Lisa, Francesca and Emily confirmed on 26th April by Bishop Geoff Congratulations as they declare themselves for Jesus – and life!