Tuesday, 5 September 2017


I have developed a new respect for film directors.  

Yesterday was a teacher-training day, so I had two of my grandchildren over for the day, while their parents went to school.    

It was great fun, though the grandchildren showed a deep desire to sit on the sofa and watch television all day.

I then winkled them out from their cosy couches and out into the fields, where we roamed about looking for bits of old pottery and then moved on to collecting some of the many delights of this time of year... acorns, hazelnuts, sloes, rosehips, seed heads, helicopter seeds, and whatever else we could find.   They enjoyed themselves and got some fresh air and exercise without realising it.

Seizing upon their good mood, when we returned home with our bounty, I decided to have a bit of fun trying to reproduce another cookery book cover; they were not interested in cooking from it, which had been my original plan.

This one should be a cinch!  Such a simple design...Ha!

We mocked up the outfits, found the props, attempted to get things organised and then got down to the poses.

One got the giggles and the other one froze.

They had fun,

but we didn't really get anywhere near the correct pose - well, not at the same time.

Nevertheless, it kept them away from the television and they enjoyed themselves!

Goodness knows what kind of memories they are going to retain about this crazy gran of theirs.


  1. That is so wonderful! Just think of the lovely memories they will have of such a day! And they look really happy, dressed up as in the old cookery book, playing their roles superbly!
    Margaret P

    1. Hello Margaret, The most difficult bit is getting them away from all things electronic. We had to change the bowl for a smaller one (the look-alike one was too heavy for little arms to hold for long) and outfits were cobbled together, but I think we got the spirit of the thing and you are right, they were happy to play. How teachers manage to put on school plays, however..!

  2. Hello friend....I've noticed the same with my grandchildren... if it's not the TV, it's the gadget they hold in their hands... Great job in getting them away to the fresh air.... I've been absent for awhile...sent you an email.

  3. Hooray for getting them away from in front of the tv!!! Just for doing that, you are amazing. :-)

    And great ideas you had, for real fun.

    Such cute photos. Each of them, are perfect. :-)

    Gentle hugs, Luna Crone

    1. Hello Luna, I am glad you enjoyed seeing them, too. If we could have spliced the photographs together, I reckon between them we could have got the perfect photo! Ah, well! It was fun.

  4. You have heard the saying never work with animals & children mind you they looked like they were having fun

    1. Hello Bill, There is so much truth in that saying - but then we would have missed out on the fun and laughter and that was the important bit!


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