Valentine Greetings to you all!
I've now returned from staying with my son and his family. What a lovely two weeks I've had and a great opportunity to get to know my new grandson, Jayden. It was my granddaughter's 4th birthday during my visit, and we had a party for her.
She received loads of presents. (Not surprising really when you consider that due to the family dynamics of remarriages and step-parents, there are 3 grandads, 3 grandmas and two sets of great grandparents!)
For a four year old, Hollie always comes up with such great ideas when problem solving...............................
A definite shortage of space for all of the toys she received.
"We should just go out and buy a bigger house to live in."
Good Luck with that one, Hollie!
One of my favourite songs is "My Funny Valentine." I can't sing, even after 20 singing lessons, I still manage to sound like a cat with its tail caught in the mangle.
So every year around 14th February, my dear sweet Liam, (God rest his soul), would take to wandering around with big wads of cotton wool in his ears, until he was sure that I'd done murdering such a lovely song, at least for the next 360 odd days.
He shoved in so much cotton wool that it would poke from his ears by at least 3 inches, thereby alerting the neighbours that it was getting near that time of the year when they should.......
a) Go out and buy their Beloved a valentine card and a box of Milk Tray
b) Stay indoors with all their windows and doors tightly closed as I was about to start my catterwauling. (?Spelling?)
There has been two valentine days since Liam died, and our local Sainsbury's have seen a dramatic drop in sales of Valentine cards and prezzies, (because the neighbourhood had not had reminders from us.) On the plus side though, there has been a dramatic rise in the sales of raw steaks (for Black Eyes) and arnica (for the bruises) Ouch!
I am now back at my own computer, and as soon as I have washed the last traces of playdoh from my hair and the baby dribble from my t-shirts, I will have time to catch up with your blogs and see what you've all been up to!
I would like to ask you all to remember in your prayers those who's beloved valentines are no longer with us.