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.


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19 thoughts on “Grandparents – A Silly Holiday”

    1. I am starting to think that I will have to post about other holidays! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

    1. I have a photo of me wearing the same sunglasses with a different “outfit”, but thought I would put the spotlight on her! 🙂 Glad the love showed through.

    1. OK, OK, another vote for Grandma! 😉 I had one of her dressed as an Indian too, hesitated. These photos and memories make me smile every time.

  1. My Grand-Ma birthday today, maybe I read your post today ?

    Grands-parents are very important in our life, they have a special place.

    1. Thank you, I wish she was still alive, she would have LOVED all your reactions! 🙂

    1. Happy it made you smile! 🙂 And yes, I am really glad that we took these photos now, it is such a great memory.

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