Posted by: Admin | December 15, 2010

Grandmother of my Heart

Playing up to the camera

My mother died when I was 6 days old and I was taken in by my paternal grandmother. I lived with her until I was four and a half, when my father remarried. My mother’s mother, above, took the bus from Stansted to Knebworth every week to visit me. My Grandmothers were both a source of such tremendous love and approval and their influence helped make me who I am.

I didn’t see much of either of them from the age of 5-17, but as soon as I could drive I was a regular visitor. Sadly, my paternal grandmother died when I was 20. My relationship with Nan, however, was able to flourish until she died, on 20th December, aged 94. Today would have been her birthday.

One day I will write her a letter. For now, I just want to say: Happy Birthday, Nan. I miss you.



  1. Im sure she would be very proud of evrything you have achieved today xxxx

  2. Happy Birthday Nan. xx

  3. The whole world misses Nan T, she was a legend.

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