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Amazing April…

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April is my favourite month of the year as its my birthday month and my gran’s too.

I am really looking forward to my amazing month and all the adventures it brings with it. For some reason I feel this birthday is going to be rather spectactular.

Helllo April, my BFF, I been waiting for you since last year and now you are here. I know you have amazing adventures and surprises for me this month.

I can’t wait!

Welcome and cheers to a great month of love, laughter,happiness, fun and surprises…

Ciao xxx

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My gran…

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Having ever known only 1 set of grandparents my whole life, both my grandparents are my world. When I was 13 my grandad passed away. My gran always doted on my brother and I cooking our favourite meals and basically spoiling us rotten.

Since Dad , who was her only child died gran hasn’t been in the best of health often landing in hospital. This April, gran turns 80.

On Thursday we had to admit her into hospital again. She is very frail and has an enlargened heart. I have phobias about hospitals ever since dad passed on 😦 Gran has been through so much in her life wish I could wave my magic wand and make her better.

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Get well soon Ma we love and miss you loads.

ciao xxx

Events of the last week

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The last week has been very hectic in so many ways that, I havent been able to blog. I need to find some routine to my blogging.

Last Monday was such a sad day as we had to say goodbye to our beloved family dog.We had Sasha for ten years so losing her was very emotional for us. Gran is still not to well and been in and out of the Doctors weekly. Tuesday I got back to work after the Easter break so getting back to routines are very hard.

And then before I knew it, it was Friday and a week before my birthday.

Dear readers, I promise to blog a little more.I have a ton of blog ideas so watch this space.

CIAO
Xxxx

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Today my beloved grandmother turns 79.

She is the strongest and bravest person I know.Gran lost my grandad 20years ago and my dad,her only child to cancer last year.Four years ago gran had a triple bypass but this has not stopped her from enjoying life.

Gran has extensivelly travelled in South Africa and was a very active member of a Seniors community group.When I lived in London, gran came to visit and stayed three weeks with me. She loved the hustle and bustle of London as well as wide variety of foods available. Gran fondly recalls her time in London with anyone who has been there. When Gran visited India she was there for 6 weeks, a long time but her trip included the Far East as well and a Temple pilgrimage of the South of India.Gran’s last holiday abroad was to the beautiful island of Mauritius. I hope when I am her age, I have haf her energy and sense of adventure.

My gran is no longer able to be so active and now uses a walker and a wheelchair.However this has not stopped her from cooking for my brother and I who are her only grandchildren.Gran has taught me to cook and passed on her excellent cooking skills and knowledge to me.

Gran’skin is all soft, smooth and full of wrinkles.Yet when I look at her pics of her young days boy oh boy was she so stunning and chic.The skin on her hands are worn out from years of hard labour.

My gran has the most unreal tastebuds for an indian old lady.She loves marmalade jam, roast duck, and Englisg fry up breakfasts. Once I asked her howcome, to which she replied with the story of how she worked for a White British family as a lil girl doing there washing and cleaning their home.Gran is the eldest of her siblings so she had to work to help her family.

Gran has never been to school, yet speaks perfect English, she cant read but can scan the sales phamplets for deals,she cant write but knows only to sign her name.

There are no words to truly describe how amazing my gran is and how truly blessed I am to have her in my life.I hope and pray when I am her age, I have her positive outlook, her energy, her gift of storytelling and her excellent cooking skills.And I hope my grandkids say wow my gran is such a Legend 🙂

Happy Birthday to the greatest Grandmother in the world, you amaze me with your strenght and courage each day.We love you with all that we have and are blessed to have you in our lives.

XXX

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