Monday 15 July 2019

TGIF on a Monday

That the baby may appear on it's due date this week.  I was so convinced it was going to come early, but there's only three days to go now so the chance of it being on time or late is becoming increasingly possible #impatientgrandmother
That our family all live nearby.  I met up with some old school friends last night and my friend Julia's daughter fell in love with an Australian guy while on a gap year in Australia.  That gap year has now lasted 10 years and she has 7 year old twins.  I know Julia finds it hard to be a long distance grandmother.  It's so expensive to get out to Oz from the UK; thank goodness for FaceTime.

To book another short break away with Coco.  Will be trawling the Airbnb website for inspiration.

On Friday I met up with my friend Sally.  We met at ante natal classes 33 years ago when we were both expecting our first babies.  We were really close friends and our husbands got on well together too which was great.  Once the children got to school age they moved away from where we lived and inevitably we didn't see as much of them as we did when they were just 5 minutes down the road.  But we've kept in contact, been to our children's weddings and have both now become grandparents.  So it was great fun for me and Leo to meet up with Sally and her granddaughter on Friday, not so much going full circle as becoming a continuing ever expanding spiral as we reach second generation socialising!


Patio Postcards said...

Old friends ... Oh I like that your grandchildren got to play together. It is hard to have family scattered about. It seems I'm the only one of the 12 that did not get the wanderlust gene (col). Fingers crossed that new grand baby arrives on time.

Ruth said...

You are indeed fortunate to have have both family and long-standing friends nearby/available to meet up with - it's a real gift.
Fingers crossed for the safe arrival on grandbaby #3! said...

So glad you and Sally enjoyed expanding the bounds of your friendship. Hope you can find the perfect locale for another getaway for Coco. Hope Coco will then share all about the great escape when you return.