After moving house I now find myself surrounded by boxes that had recently been stashed away in an attic. In one box was a BSAF 90 minute cassette tape. The label had only one word.. 'Granddad'. I had the feint recollection of recording my Granddad singing but wasn't sure. So this week I bought a Walkman from eBay for £9 and have just been taken back in time. My Grandfather died on the 14th of … [Read more...] about Theodor Podolski 1912 ~ 2003
"I'm happy if you're happy" I just said to my Gran. "I'm too old to be happy" she replied. I had to smile. "..And I'm too young to be sad. My Gran (@Granumentally) is 85 years old. She has good days and bad days. Today was a bit of both. My oldest surviving relative and one of very few. I have known her longer than anyone alive. Including myself. I'll miss her deeply when she's … [Read more...] about Too Old To Be Happy, Too Young To Be Sad.
My Grandad John is a very private person. A recent Widower he now lives alone spending his time taking photos and saturating in himself in his main passion, photography. Get him at a family gathering with a glass of wine though, and the stories start flowing. Always off the record, private stories just for us. John writes poetry and is in the process of writing his memoirs. He's had many … [Read more...] about The Chauffeur For The Beatles
The stew like soup, Borscht can be found all over the world. Originating in Ukraine It's regularly found it's way to my table having either being cooked by my Ukrainian Grandfather and now after he has passed away, his wife, my Italian Grandmother. I call her Nonna. The dish has many different variations. I enjoy all the ones she makes. If you have a chunk of black bread to hand.. even better. … [Read more...] about Nonna Makes Borscht
The video footage and photos were shot just over a week ago. Our Granny died last night. This is the only footage of my Son with his Great Grandmother. We should all record more. Not just for ourselves but for those who will carry on after us. … [Read more...] about Last Words