The Day that Alice learnt to swim

I often mention how my Grandparents (well more my Grandmother) ran a Boarding House in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, from the early 1930s as the UK prepared for war. The town was a strategic naval base for the Royal Navy, and eventually its Allies. Many UK expats arrived as the Dockyard (under the Royal Navy’s…

The 10 Commandments of being a Granny

ONEThou shall not put one grandchild above any other grandchild, in favor, gifts, deeds, or attention.TWOThou shall not make for yourself a collection of images taken from the Facebook account, online photo-sharing service, or—heaven forbid—a physical photo album belonging to the parents of the grandchild without asking first.THREEThou shall not take the name of the…