Half term's here already… summer holidays next. Wow, this year is flying by.
I mentioned in last weeks blog how we would head off to the Island for our summer holidays as kids. Well, for a number of years as a child we would spend May half term in Weymouth and Portland in Dorset. I really looked forward to this break because Gran would join us. I think I had one of the coolest Grans ever!
Sadly, Gran passed away in 1990. She leaves us with the most wonderful memories. I recall thinking as a child how cool she was. She was mischievous too, and a little naughty. Gran had some wonderful ways about her.
I remember staying with her in her beautiful Victorian house in Bristol. I slept, in the spare bed, in her room as I was a little scared. We were chatting away when I looked down; I noticed some large crumbs on the floor from Gran's bread and butter.
She always took bread and butter to bed with her for a little feast in the night if she were hungry. She also took a couple of apples and would peel them with her pen-knife. But there were these crumbs on the floor by her bed. 'Oh they're for the mice' she said when I asked her!
Gran's handbag was huge and full to the brim; there was always a plastic bag inside her hand bag brimming with sweets! Lion Bars, Double Deckers, Flakes and Fruit Pastels! Gran was a walking tuck shop and looked after us very well!
But Gran had this one little habit which will always make me smile… though it was a little naughty. Whenever and wherever we or she went, be it a cafe, restaurant, tea-Room or hotel, Gran always kept a little memento of her visit. Teaspoons! Gran would grab a teaspoon and pop it in her bag. To this day, I don't know why! (Sorry if you have a tea-room and are missing a spoon from 25 years ago!)
My Mum and Gran would also argue over who was paying the bill. I'd be in hysterics because I knew what lengths Gran would go to. On one occasion Gran was so determined that she popped her money in the teapot!
Super-cool Gran without a doubt!
Take care and see you soon
Ps… I don't endorse spoon taking! x