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Win a copy of Grandma Bird to celebrate Grandparents Day *NOW CLOSED*

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LauraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-18 12:11:43

Grandma Bird is a tale of compassion, bravery and unexpected adventure, and the new book by author illustrator Benji Davies. We have 15 copies to give away to celebrate Grandparents Day on 7 October.

To enter the competition, simply tell us... what's your favourite thing about being a grandparent?

As ever, you must be a registered Gransnet user to enter. Sign up to Gransnet HERE if you haven't done so already.

If you'd like to find out more about the book, you'll find details and T&Cs HERE. We will be picking our winners at random after 11am on 22 October.

lemongrove Fri 05-Oct-18 22:17:13

Looking at things through their young eyes, so much excitement for the small things in life that we forget about.

Bathsheba Fri 05-Oct-18 22:52:07

Seeing the wonder in their little faces at something new they've learnt or discovered. Usually something so very simple, something we take for granted..... but shouldn't!
Oh and hearing the excited cry of "Nanaaaaaa" when I call round unexpectedly. I will never tire of that sound.

tudormint1989 Fri 05-Oct-18 23:38:54

just the way the grandkids faces light up when they see you

Freesialover Sat 06-Oct-18 06:46:50

My grandchild

Auntieflo Sat 06-Oct-18 08:29:29

The way that their very indivdual smell, is their very essence

burwellmum Sat 06-Oct-18 10:02:02

I'm not one....yet.

wallers5 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:12:51

Loving the moment of being near them at the moment, especially to help my overworked full on farming daughter. Enjoying seeing their progress in life & their love. Just want to keep going as long as I can,

Amira15 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:13:59

Spending the day with my granddaughter is so special. She chatters non stop. We had a very poignant moment last week sitting on a park bench she looked up and said Your not going to die are you Nana?

lexigran Sat 06-Oct-18 10:14:03

When my granddaughter holds up her arms and says "Grandma , I want a duddle " (cuddle) smile

Rosepaul Sat 06-Oct-18 10:17:29

Hearing my grandson say 'love you granny' at the end of our phone calls

GranAnn42 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:23:05

All of the joy and none of the responsibilities,

Wendy Sat 06-Oct-18 10:24:47

My three year old granddaughter, on being told I was wearing an ID badge so people would know who I was, replied incredulously ‘but you’re Grandma !!’

Nickmaia Sat 06-Oct-18 10:27:43

I love it when my little grandson totally relaxes on my knee after our riotous playtime!

Joanna1960 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:30:04

Handing them back when you've had enough

nanarossi Sat 06-Oct-18 10:31:43

That feeling of overwhelming love that I had previously thought was only for my children.

Holly42 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:32:26

Our grand-daughter is delightful. We enjoy every minute we share together.

RAZZLEDAZZLE Sat 06-Oct-18 10:32:47

Those lovely Snuggly cuddles when they put their arm around your neck

Leah50 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:33:13

Spontaneous hugs, cuddles & handholding from my two little ones. I never thought I'd be getting them again, my other grandson's coming 30.

Doreen5 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:35:12

Love it when my 2 year old Grandson puts his arms round my neck and says "I love you Gwandma."

Paul2706 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:35:22

When the two of them jump on my bed shouting "get up grandad" better than any alarm clock!!

Roddi3363 Sat 06-Oct-18 10:36:20

Children are our legacy and future. As grandparents we are given a second opportunity to enjoy and reflect upon the amazing development of a child as well as their fascinating play and learning.

Ours provide such joy and magic. Yes they are tiring but that was always the way.

SpeedyEdi Sat 06-Oct-18 10:37:32

"You always get a good feed at Granny's". From my 11year old grandson, whose parents are both excellent cooks!

moobox Sat 06-Oct-18 10:40:41

The change of expression from bewildered to joy when my 2 year old grandson was looking out for me on a crowded station

Dianic Sat 06-Oct-18 10:44:00

Enjoying the unconditional love we have for each other; having "exclusive-to-us" adventures and then putting my feet up when he goes home!!

katynana Sat 06-Oct-18 10:45:26

Smiles and hugs from most of the 11 we have as long as they're not in that 'bit embarrassing, eh, what?' phase that they all go through.