Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A grandparents' cottage

The fourth grandbaby is due to be born on Friday. We are setting off tomorrow so that we can be on hand just in case the baby decides to put in a surprise appearance. We are renting a cottage in a village just outside Bristoland I rang the owner this morning to arrange to collect the keys. When I told her the purpose of our  visit she was stunned. Apparently the last four couples who have stayed in the cottage were  there to await the arrival of grandbabies! I am going to suggest that she asks each of us for a photograph of the babies so that she can make a feature of this unusual use  of her cottage.

Photos of baby and the village where we will be staying when I get back. I'll take my laptop but don't know if I will be able to get online. Just when I had started to catch up on my blog visits, too!


  1. What a great treat to be on hand to great the new arrival. The best to all concerned.

  2. What a lovely reason to be away...love and best wishes to all :0)

  3. The landlady MUST follow your idea to post photos in her cottage as it evolves in to a grandparents' cottage. I love the thought.

  4. Isn't that the neatest thing! Wow. I hope she does as you suggest. It's a wonderful idea. Looking forward to your news!

  5. Looking forward to your report and photos!

  6. erp, Val, Terra, Nan and Margaretha

    Thank you for your comments. I was afraid that my prolonged, intermittent absence has cost me all my friends so it is lovely to hear from you.

    I will give the owner of the cottage a photo of our baby and try to persuade her to contact all those other grandparents for photos of their grandchildren. It could make a lovely feature.

    We are combining our family visit with a few days of holiday and I hope to have some interesting photos to share when I get back.

  7. Looking forward to see a picture of the new grandbaby. Praying for a safe delivery.


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