Speaking on the phone to my eldest granddaughter ,who has just returned from a holiday in Thailand, and telling me what a fantastic holiday shed had. Then went on to say how she thought her granddad, who loves travelling would enjoy it there.
I told her that no way was granddad going to Thailand on his own'To this she replied.
You know granddads only one love in his life. I'm thinking how lovely we come over a devoted couple She then said ,the dog. I laughed till I cried.
Owen and I are sitting on the verandah - actually a concrete slab - on midwinters day. The sun is starting to set in a clear sky. Its warm now but will freeze in the dark.
'Guy pie bid lel eye' says Owen a finger at the corner of his eye
A gang of galahs, their pink shirt fronts red in the setting sun, fly overhead.
'C' he says pointing at the chair.
'Chair' I have a knack for this game.
'T' I say pointing at the trampoline 'its a bouncy thing'
'Tortoise? TORTOISE? Tortoise is the least bouncy thing you can think of. Have you ever seen a tortoise bounce?'
'Begining with t big blue and bouncy' pointing at the trampoline.
'Cow' Owen laughs.
'Quite right. Your go.'
'Some gin D'
As I said - I have a knack.