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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2019)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 8 years old
Esmé - 6 years old
Rupert - 4 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 11 years old
Annabel - 8 years old
Elena - 5 years old
Madison - 1 year old

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My rules regarding on :

I have never, and will never post photos of any children on any form of social media, with one obvious exception!

See my avatar? That's me when I was much younger, and had slightly more hair.

That image, of _me_, is the only exception to my rules!

So when I talk about my grandchildren and great-nieces you're just going to have to use your imagination since no pictures, of them, will be forthcoming!:*

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Probably just me, but the previous toot looks like a Pacman if you squint at it (:*

Daughter-in-law made us a blackberry crumble, with blackberries that the grandchildren had picked in the week. Just one tiny bit left to eat...

It's lovely (:*

If anyone has any wafer-thin mint chocolate going spare‽;*


Disappointingly, even though the people whose garden they are doing are deaf, the camera-people seem to have a distinct lack of knowledge of how to frame the shots correctly so that you can see everyone talking.

So, while Alan was audible, neither the BSL interpreter or the others signing could be seen on camera.

So, consequently, when the programme gets its accessibility makeover it'll need a whole section of re-signing that should have been unnecessary!

Can only assume that there is something in the offing, that people aren't going to like...

The doing a fluffy piece on how the US air force, based in the UK, use 3D printing to create replacement parts for their oh-so-fluffy fighter jets!:*

Or am I being too cynical‽:*

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Back home, 'er indoors is feeling better without a tube sticking out of her. Just had some homemade cookies courtesy of the grandchildren. Yummy!:*

Sat at hospital, awaiting nurse for 'er indoors, so her drain can be removed.

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(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

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In lighter news…

Spent the morning playing and with the grandchildren. At one point all three decided they should do a bit of LARPing and went upstairs to change into costume.

10 minutes later, we had Princess Esmé, Leopard Eliza, and Wonder Woman Rupert (:*

Bless them, they had fun.

'er indoors is now back home, she's glad to be back (:*

She currently has a drain in, which she'll have for the next five days.

Thanks again for all the best wishes.

Thanks for the well wishes from everyone. At son's now. 'er indoors is staying in hospital overnight.

She's just come back from surgery, going to see her now.

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