Families

Carol Hedges

Now that Little G is three and a half (or as she puts it: nearly four), our relationship has moved to a new dimension.

Ted Carol MT

As a child my husband David and his sister Jennifer, couldn’t understand why his father never liked dogs.

Carol Hedges

If we wanted to, L-Plate Grandad and I could spend all day ferrying Small and Little G from one organised activity to another, such is the wide and varied choice available locally.

Carol Hedges

Although Christmas is officially still two months away, it has already unofficially arrived at our local garden centre. The garden centre is on our list of 'free activities' because we recently signed up for a loyalty card, which means we get 2 free coffees and cakes every month.

Carol H Grandma blog

It is often said that 'there is no such thing as a free lunch', though in the case of Little G and Small, this is not the case. Every week, two free lunches are set before them. One lunch is eaten, one is frequently not.

Carol hedges blog

Now that she has reached the ripe old age of three and a half, Little G has become a huge fan of dressing up.

 Carol Hedges

Little G is now three and a half, and ever since You Must Be Mad ended her maternity leave in April, has returned to my dodgy care, along with Small Brother. Having two children to look after goes way beyond my pay grade, so I am lucky that L-Plate Grandad (retired) is now on hand to shoulder some of the responsibility.

Hilary Papparazzi

What I needed was a man. Not just any man. He had to be tall (ish), fairly good-looking (from the back!) and slightly tanned.

Yvonne P

Seeing that dear Jan has posted a reprise of the article about our engagement, I thought perhaps it is a good time for an update.

Adrienne Family

I loved watching the programme on BBC 2 recently (can't remember what it was called ) with the family of five who lived through the decades from 1900 to the present day, brought back many happy memories.

Shed Marilyn C

Standing in the kitchen, his face the colour of squashed raspberries, my better half’s voice rose to a crescendo. ‘It’s way past lunchtime and the blinds are still shut! What on earth’s going on?’

Hilary Part 2

As I mentioned in the first part of this article my husband and I had been living loco parentis at the house of two of our precious grandchildren. We had given the parents a week in the sun, without children, to celebrate their joint birthdays and tenth wedding anniversary.

Hilary Coombes grandchildren

My husband and I had been living loco parentis at the house of two of our precious grandchildren. We had given the parents a week in the sun, without children, to celebrate their joint birthdays and tenth wedding anniversary.

 Lise Hodgson article

When I was a child I was not particularly interested in finding out about my grandparents.

Anne Harvey Child

Mum was the chubby one to the right of my Grandma.

 Article Morton Gray photo

Whose bottoms are these?

I talked to my local WI a while back, appealing to members to do two things:-

 Trevor B article

Bill was a bit of a tease, a bit of a drinker and a bit of a gambler; nothing serious, just a few pounds on the dogs and nags every Saturday.

 Little G 3rd Birthday

Dear Avalyn Grace

Today, Friday 24th of February marks your 3rd birthday.

Toby Baby

Toby

My good friend's son in law is running 7 marathons in 7 days with his best friend to raise money for Great Ormond Street and has asked me to publish this article and maybe you would like to donate to the Leukemia Fund. Details at the end of the article.

Judith Barrow Mum

I haven’t been online much over the last few months; my mother had been on end of life care for over a year and she passed away peacefully three weeks ago. It’s been a difficult time, both for her and for all the family.