I was in two minds as to whether I would take part in this year’s A-Z challenge. I found in February and this month that I lost my enthusiasm for blogging a bit. Some days it felt almost like a chore to post a blog and many days I just didn’t post at all. I also have the added complication of hosting guests during April so I know I will need to have as many posts prepared and scheduled to post in advance.
But, I’ve always found that a challenge tends to reset my blogging rhythm so I’m in. For the 9th year in a row. However, I’m being a bit lazy in that my theme doesn’t involve a lot of research or travelling around. I’ve decided to simply write about something I love – Being a Grandparent.
I am blessed with 6 grandchildren who, at the time of writing are all under the age of 6. Let me introduce them here briefly. (Of course they will get their own posts when the appropriate letter arrives!)
Nathan is the eldest (he will turn 6 at the end of this month) and is the son of my daughter Rebecca and her wife Victoria. He is also big brother to my youngest Grandchild, Ella. Ella is 2 and the only girl amongst them. I’m sure she will be a princess or a complete tomboy depending on her mood at the time. They live about 3 miles away from us so we see a lot of them.
My elder son Matthew and his wife Amy have 2 boys. Noah is 4, and Miles is 2. They live in Nottingham so we don’t see quite so much of them as the others but they often come to visit for a few days at a time.
Our younger son Michael and his wife Elizabeth also have 2 boys, Rory and Vinny (Vincent). They are also 4 and 2 respectively and live about 7 miles from us and again we see quite a lot of them.
Between the lot of them they keep me busy and, hopefully, young!