Unfortunately my Grandad is no longer with us as he passed away when I was 16 but I have so many lovely memories and I wanted to share a few of them with you.
|Nan and Grandad in 1965|
This picture was taken on the beach in Selsey, which I mentioned a few weeks ago in my Holiday Princess post. We used to go there as kids and my family have been holidaying there years before even my Mum was born. My Nan was pregnant with my Uncle Nick at the time this picture was taken. He was the eldest of 5 with my mum being the middle child.
My Grandparents lived in Edgeware, London which was where I was born and lived until I was 2 and we moved. My Nan, Auntie and Cousin still live there now. My Grandad used to work as a cleaner when I was little and would spend his weekends scouring car boots for hidden treasures, I think that's where I get it from!
My Granddad was kind hearted and adored his family. He called us all Babe and would sing and dance around the room to Spice Girls shouting Arrrrrribbbbaaaaa! He used to teach us how to draw flowers and I designed a tattoo for my sister based on one of his drawings.
My sister reminded me today how he never used to want any of us grandchildren to feel left out, if one of us was sad he would come over and do a silly dance or ask if we wanted to take a walk to the shop for a newspaper.
I remember him giving me tea in my bottle when I was little and we would often see him doing the same for all the old people in the Salvation Army hall down the road from their house - minus the bottle! I remember him bowling around in his trainers and tracksuits and showing us his car boot finds like he was Del Boy.
|Granddad with my cousin Amy at my 5th birthday |
party dressed as Mrs Doubtfire.
I love thinking about all the amazing times we had and I wish so much that he was still here to see my little man as I know he would be so proud of what I have achieved and Ted would adore his great granddad like he does Joe's Granddad.
I miss him every day but am so grateful for all the amazing memories we have with him and can't wait to share them with Ted when he is older.