I have a new (old) table.
Some favourite memories of going to Nana's:
-Helping Nana make everyone a cup of tea after dinner, and getting my own cup of tea that I was allowed to put as much sugar as I wanted in it! (Which I did, 5 teaspoons at least....hmm..yuck.)
-Helping Nana "stir the cake" whenever she made her famous cream butterfly cakes.
-Watching their videos of Gilbert and Sullivan productions taped off the ABC, our favourite being "Pirates of Penzanse" and singing along.
-Finding sixpence in our Christmas pudding each year, and Nana exchanging what we found for real money!
-Nana and Pa were pretty hip and got a VCR before we ever did, and so they used to tape footy matches (
-Catching the bus to their place straight after school each Friday for Friday night dinner. Every single week, for years and years.
-Fish and Chips on Good Friday.
-Playing downball in their driveway.
-Choc coated vanilla icypoles in the freezer for whenever the grandkids visited!
-Walking up the road to her local shops, visiting the local butcher, Op shop and Safeway (sometimes getting a ride in Nana’s shopping "jeep.")
-Nana would always save the butchers paper for us to draw on, I have many happy memories of drawing with my brother's at Nana’s and Pa’s place.
-Watching Nana crochet.
-Rice bubbles for breakfast when we had sleepovers. I never got these at home, (so BIG treat!)
-Looking at photos and listening to Nana's stories of growing up in
This is me with Nana..I could be wrong, but looks like Christmas pudding!!
One of Elsie's recipes (in her handwriting...)
Anyway, I could go on...but I might start boring you.
Do you have fond memories of your grandparents, or a particular grandparent? I'd love to know what some of your memories are!
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