I am a relationship person and therefore my family is very important to me.
When I was little, I spent a lot of time with my grandmothers. My Italian Grandma lived next door and we saw her every day. My paternal Grandma was also a resident of the same village and we spent Wednesday lunchtime with her, saw her most weekends and went on holiday together (given her appalling driving I would say my parents were totally irresponsible, we must have fabulous guardian angels!). Sadly I never met my maternal Grandpa, as he died when my Mum was thirteen. As for my Dad’s Dad, we did see him but he was not very involved in our lives.
What I want to share with you today is my paternal Grandma’s present for my fifteenth birthday. We went on a beach holiday to Italy, not far from Venice. My Grandma was at first not too pleased that we had to get out of our room to access the bathroom – which was next door and only for us – but I did not care. In fact it gave me a brilliant idea: every time she left I would quickly dress up in whatever I could find and wait for her on the bed. Invariably she would burst out laughing as she entered the room and rush to take a photo.
After a couple of days it was my turn to walk in… and to find her wearing my heart sunglasses, a towel wrapped around her shoulders and holding an empty bottle and the hairdryer! We carried on doing this for the rest of our vacation and I have to say we were quite creative!
So here are a couple of photos, what is your opinion on our fine costumes?
You will find more grandparents stories here: Sticky Fingers.