My daughter Laura has a blog Are we nearly there yet mummy which charts the journey of her life as a wife and mother; the ups and the downs of family life, the moments of hilarity, of normality and at times of sadness. It has kept me in close touch with my family, especially when I lived in Spain.
For a few years I have occasionally contributed under the pseudo name Gramps. My stories seemed to be well received by the visitors to Laura’s blog, a response that has encouraged me to start my very own blog. It will be a smorgasbord of cheerful stories, life experiences and comment. My blog will also be a lasting legacy to my grandchildren, stories that they may read long after I have shuffled of the mortal coil. But for now, much to my surprise, in the words of Elton John’s song “I’m still standing after all this time.”