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Lovely walk with my grandson!


Just got back from a first walk with my first grandson Joshua.  Lovely.

My daughter is down for a few days, Wednesday to Saturday.  Last night we sat at the dinner table and chatted.  Tonight after our meal I asked if I could get the buggy out.

We are fortunate to live in a lovely area.  There are quite a lot of houses but the area is very hilly, every house every garden is different and we are surrounded on 3 sides by Ludshott Common.  Lovely walking, dog walking, horse riding country if you are into that.   I’ve often done the walk around the edge of our ‘estate’ and sometimes venturing on the common with my father and/or father in law or with Mac the dog when he visits.  It takes on new meaning with your grandson and reminded me greatly of early times with our own 3 kids.

I did the usual kept mostly to the tarmac roads, some of course are not maintained.  Skirting the ‘outside’ going in and out of every last cul-de-sac.  Touched onto the Common, over to Fairlands, back in abstract fashion, up and down in and out.  Close on a couple of hours.  A feeling of close companionship.  Communion with nature.

Josh and I had a chat for 10 minutes.  He then dropped off.  I spoke less to him after that but still enjoyed the odd word.  In many way it reminded me of the walks I have had in the past.  We enjoy looking at the houses and the gardens.  Some were quite exquisitely kept.  A source of great inspiration if I was a gardener, but I’m not.

But I did get the feeling of quiet solitude. Of pride at being with my grandson. Proud of my daughter his Mummy.   Pride of all parts of the family that have joined together at this happy time.  Thinking that Josh has 3 great grand parents on our side.  4 generations that may not last forever, but will bring a great deal of pleasure to my wife and I while we still have it.  And thought too for the missing Blanche, who I know would have doted on Josh.

At 7 weeks there doesn’t seem a lot that one can give.  Love.  A cuddle.  The odd offer of help if he is in need.  Nappy changing can come when needed, but taking him for a walk is the easiest of pleasures and gives his Mum a break.  I love it and although he is at the other end of the country I hope to get to do it often.  One day we can venture to the park or the pub, but where won’t matter.  It is just a question of who.  A very special who.

Special moments which I will enjoy while he is small, but hope to remember for ever more.

June 23, 2011 - Posted by | other/ family


  1. Oh that is so sweet. You must be filled with pride having such a wonderful grandson. I’ll wager you didn’t really ‘skirt’ the outside………….bet you were wearing jeans!…..LOL


    Shirley Anne xxx

    Comment by Shirley Anne | June 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Shirley Anne, that was quick!! And your comment definitely raised a smile. Enjoy the rest of the evening. I will. Hugs Tina x

      Comment by TinaCortina | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  2. Ahhh your baby grandson is gorgeous… what a shame your daughter lives so far from you. Makes every second you can spend with him more precious though 🙂 xx

    Comment by karry | June 24, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Karry, absolutely right on all counts!! x

      Comment by TinaCortina | June 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. Such a precious picture. I can see why you are so proud. I hope you have lots of time with both your grandson and daughter as I can tell you love them both very much. Enjoy and have a great week.

    Comment by susanmiller64 | June 25, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Susan. yes it was a lovely few days. My daughter went back today but I’d loved having them down. This morning Josh spent some time in bed for a cuddle before they left, and I managed 3 decent sized evening walks with him in the end. It is precious time while they are so young. Hugs Tina x

      Comment by TinaCortina | June 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. What a precious and adorable baby! I miss those days, holding a little one and feeling your heart swell with love. The only time I get to snuggle my boys now is when they are asleep! LOL

    Enjoy that grandson, my dear!

    lots of love!
    Wistful Life

    Comment by Wistful Life | June 25, 2011 | Reply

    • HI WL, thanks for dropping by. I agree you have to make the most of it while you can. And there is nothing like watching the tranquility of sleep. Hugs Tina x

      Comment by TinaCortina | June 26, 2011 | Reply

  5. he is the cutest!!

    Comment by tinkerbelle86 | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  6. Oh how lovely. Grandchildren are such a blessing, and not just because you can always give them back to their parents. I have three grandchildren and I love being with them. The boy is called Joshua!

    Something else we have in common… I know Ludshott Common quite well as my grandparents used to live in Four Marks, near Alton. A, memories!

    Hugs, Angie x

    Comment by Angela Davis | July 3, 2011 | Reply

  7. Hi Tina! Thanks for the recent email. Like me, your blogging has been somewhat on hold of late. Take care hun and see you soonish.

    Comment by dimorphism | October 12, 2011 | Reply

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