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Blogtober 2020 – Someone I Used To Know

Today is day 25 of Blogtober 2020 and the theme today is someone I used to know.

Over the years I have known a lot of people, some have stayed in my life. Others are no longer in my life, I believe that people come into our lives for a reason.


I have mentioned her in my If I could turn back time post for day 7. My Grandma was not just a grandparent, she was also like a second Mum to me. I used to stay with my grandparents during summer holidays, and loved being spoilt and having that time with them. I am going to share some special memories I have had with her from my childhood.

Bubble Gum

My Mum would not let me have bubble gum, she always told me I was too young. Whenever we stayed at my grandparents, she would always have some for me.  Usually giving t to me as we were leaving, probably so my Mum would not tell her off.  I would sit in the back of the car chewing and blowing bubbles with a big smile on my face. All the time waiting for my Mum or Dad to tell me to stop.


There was never a shortage of fresh bread, cakes and puddings.  My grandparents always had two course for their dinner.  With the pudding being something homemade.  When I was married and living away from home, I would often visit and return home with fresh pies, cakes or my favourite egg custard.

Funny Moments

woman sitting on armchair

Photo by Arun Sharma on Unsplash

When I was about 12 I had an emergency operation to remove my appendix.  I was lucky as they burst just as they were getting them out.  As it was close to Christmas I went to stay with my Grandparents alone for a few weeks.  My parents came to stay on Christmas Eve.

While staying there we had heavy snow, and I only had my little grey suede kitten healed boots that were no good in the snow.  But you know what it is like at that age appearance mattered.  After me slipping about in town, my Grandma marched me into a shoe shop and got me the only pair of wellies they had in my size bright yellow ankle wellingtons.  You can imagine how mortified I felt when she made me wear them out.  I agree they were better than my boots, but really bright yellow.  I was just thankful it was miles away from home.

Blogtober 2020 - Someone I Used To Know



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  • Anne Sweet
    25 October 2020 at 11:27 am

    Your Grandma sounds lovely, we all need a lovely person like that in our lives.

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:15 am

      She was I miss her all the time

  • Jo
    25 October 2020 at 12:42 pm

    This was lovely to read.

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:15 am

      Thank you

  • Natalie
    25 October 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Wow this is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing all of these heartwarming memories.

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:14 am

      Thank you x

  • Kim Carberry
    25 October 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Aww! What lovely memories. I had the same sort of relationship with my grandad. x

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:13 am

      I have so many funny stories of my grandad

  • Jupiter Hadley
    29 October 2020 at 9:50 pm

    My grandparents were a bit part of my life too – they can be like second parents, really.

    • admin
      30 October 2020 at 9:37 am

      I always used to call them my second parents


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