My dd and I have been estranged some time now since a very acrimonious divorce from her dad. In fact her dad and step mum are key players in it. However I have a granddaughter who's now just had her 8th birthday. I was informed by dd she didn't want any form of relationship ever again with me however I could send cards and gifts for granddaughter. I have it was cheques which were cashed first Christmas and birthday. Then for the next couple of years it was cash in cards which I myself posted through their door - never a thank you. This last Christmas now we can shop safely I took the bus into town and chose a couple of outfits from Next sent with gift receipts via a friend's daughter who still sees my dd. They moved house never gave me their address. Its just been granddaughters 8th birthday I sent an expensive gift from Beaverbrooks a lovely child's locket. I've just had a phone call from my friend to say probably best not to send a gift again since apparently the locket was wrapped up and given as a prize for pass the parcel her daughter attended the party and saw this. I'm absolutely gutted. There are no words to say how I feel.
Naked pair enjoy meal in non-naturalist pub.