Tuesday, 3 February 2009

He is known as Gramps or Grumps

Before I start - I would like to bring it to your attention that Jo Beaufoix is hosting the Best of British Mummy Bloggers Carnival this week. Go and have a read - there are some great entires.

I will be hosting the carnival on the 17th of February. If you would like to take part please email your entry to me ... lauradriver(at)hotmail.co.uk

Now down to business ...

I've been tagged by Not Enough Mud to do the photo blogstep challenge.

The rules are: Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures; Pick the 4th picture in that folder; Explain the picture; Tag 4 people to do the same.

Here’s mine:


This is my Dad. He is known as Gramps or Grumps by the children and occasionally as Victor Meldrew by members of the public. To be fair he does look rather like Mr Meldrew and has got the 'I don't belieeeeeeeeeve it' down to a fine art.

It was late Summer 2006. Gramps was visiting from Spain on business and stayed with us for a couple of nights. The 4 year old was just 2 and clearly loving the bubbles.

These visits are special for both the children and my Dad. Time with Gramps is precious and they always manage to squeeze some adventuring in. He goes home to the tranquility of his life in Spain shattered but happy.

The good news is that in less than a month he will be moving back for the majority of the year and living close by.

We can't wait!

So, now I have to tag four of you lovely bloggers to do the same.

Here goes;

Mary - Caution ... Woman At Work who could be offering up a picture of some Mediterranean doilies

Corey Schwartz (author of picture book Hop! Plop!) - Thing 1 and Thing 2

Serena Rain over at Zip 'n' Tizzy whose photo is bound to involve a cardboard box

&

Merrily Down The Stream at Life is But A Dream who was last seen kicking back on a chaise longue

4 comments:

Mud in the City said...

Thank you! And what a lovely pic. So important for children to really get to know their grandparents if they are able to.

(Loved the spider/bath story as well...)

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Oh alright - I'll get my arse out of the chaise and go look in my folder... Glad their granddaddy is going to be around more.

Iota said...

Lovely picture - he's so engaged with the child.

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks, Laura. I did my own version
BTW, I'm submitting a picture book to a British Publisher. (If I can figure out how much postage I need :)