Grandad ( again )

Chat about anything you like... Fed up with the state of the world today? Tell us!
User avatar
paul.m
Posts: 1057
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:03 am
Location: Fenland

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by paul.m » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:24 pm

Off to see her tomorrow :D :D
Paul

User avatar
maz
Posts: 7347
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:29 am
Location: Harrogate, UK.

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by maz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:23 am

Enjoy!
Marilyn

oldestrocker
Posts: 171
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Location: Near to Canterbury, Kent

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by oldestrocker » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:02 pm

I have 5 of them and all are lovely. Mind you as they get older they become more expensive. On top of that they develop this pure honesty about them, they just say it as they see it.
Too many times I have been 'reported' by one or the other whilst having a crafty puff on my pipe in the summer house. It normally starts with - 'Grandad you are not supposed to be smoking' followed quickly by ' Nanaaa! Grandad is smoking again!

oldestrocker
Posts: 171
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Location: Near to Canterbury, Kent

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by oldestrocker » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:04 pm

I have 5 of them 16 down to 2 and all are lovely. Mind you as they get older they become more expensive. On top of that they develop this pure honesty about them, they just say it as they see it.
Too many times I have been 'reported' by one or the other whilst having a crafty puff on my pipe in the summer house. It normally starts with - 'Grandad you are not supposed to be smoking' followed quickly by ' Nanaaa! Grandad is smoking again!

User avatar
maz
Posts: 7347
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:29 am
Location: Harrogate, UK.

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by maz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:35 am

We have 9 + 2 soon to be added by marriage. Age range 19 down to 2 :shock: What I want to know is when do you stop buying presents when they earn more than you have coming in :roll:
Marilyn

User avatar
paul.m
Posts: 1057
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:03 am
Location: Fenland

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by paul.m » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:08 pm

She was wonderful so happy hardly cried and it was me that wanted to bring her home .
Paul

oldestrocker
Posts: 171
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Location: Near to Canterbury, Kent

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by oldestrocker » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:01 pm

maz wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:35 am
We have 9 + 2 soon to be added by marriage. Age range 19 down to 2 :shock: What I want to know is when do you stop buying presents when they earn more than you have coming in :roll:
For grandchildren, presents seem to dwindle after age 11 when it changes to money.

What rankles me that giving never ceases. I have two son's in law, who both earn a reasonable salary far in excess of our pensions. Yet one refuses to wear anything that is not designer. On a salary approaching £150,000 a year as a 36 year old partner of a large London law practice, his Christmas and Birthday presents combined add up to over £200.

When does it finish - the way I see it will be never!! So looking forward to having to fund driving lessons for the eldest granddaughter next year.

User avatar
stuart13
Posts: 21407
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:23 pm
Location: The English Lakes

Re: Grandad ( again )

Post by stuart13 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:35 am

For the older ones, we, as a family, encourage donations of a sum of money to their favourite charity.

Several goats, water pumps, etc have been bought already.

:)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 10 guests