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Life is grand as a Granny

(9 Posts)
Mamie Tue 22-Jan-13 13:34:33

I enjoyed this artircle about Virginia Ironside's new book.

j07 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:09:27

Yes. The article strikes many chords. Perhaps she goes on a little bit too much, but good nonetheless.

She's got a blog on here somewhere, about being a granny. (to publicise the book of course)

j07 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:11:45

the blog

soop Wed 23-Jan-13 12:16:36

Found myself nodding and chuckling. grin

Smoluski Wed 23-Jan-13 12:32:19

me also soop especially the bit sitting in the park with her son and counting the where did I used to go quite happily with E also looking at my watch ..but thinking oh no have to go soon.grin

glammanana Wed 23-Jan-13 12:36:39

She mentions so many things that I can relate to from when my DGCs where younger and when I was needed more for baby sitting duties,I loved the times when it was feeding time and could pick up a child and cuddle and smell the babyness and for us to be on our own when parents where out.

soop Wed 23-Jan-13 12:56:48

Happy memories! Like dawdling with a toddler who needs to inspect tree bark and moss... peer through endless railings, investigate the underside of a roundabout [lying full length to do so], climbing steps to other people's houses so that Nana can say...but we don't live here...and hearing the giggles that follow

Deedaa Thu 24-Jan-13 23:17:16

I recognise the bit about having a common enemy - "I'll let you have some more biscuits and watch Spongebob if you don't tell Mummy about it"grin

absent Fri 25-Jan-13 07:48:45

I couldn't get more than about halfway through as it all seemed so much twee twaddle.