What Nanna taught me and the importance of our grandparents

Nannas, Grandmas, Omas, MaMa’s, Grammies, Nonna. Varying titles, but all universally equipped to take on this most esteemed role. Able to shower unconditional love, devote time and presence, a listening ear and a wise word from the knowing and experienced.

I know not all are blessed to have grown up with grandparents. Not all grandmas are the lovely old lady baking cookies and singing nursery rhymes. I also know some grandparents are looking after their own children’s offspring full time with little time or energy left to be ‘Nan’.

But I wish every child got the benefit of a Nanna the way I did and the way my kids do now.

Because here are some of the things my Nanna taught me….

She taught me how to make cheese scones, sultana cupcakes, pikelets and a devils food cake ….. all the while singing Shirley Temples ‘Good ship lollypop’.

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