On my recent trip to Newcastle I caught up with my beloved grand daughter Bubbles who I love more that words can say. She was born in 1982 and is now approaching her 21st birthday which is a stark reminder of how time flies and how short our lives really are.
For the first 14 years of her life I took her everywhere with me; she was my constant companion. The painting shows us walking along the river Trent in Newark, Nottinghamshire – something we did often to see the swans and other wildlife.
The photo of us when she was a child shows one of thousands of conversations we had about life when (as Gandad) I had all the answers to all the questions in the world.
Now as an adult Bubbles has her own apartment, a job she loves and a fabulous life in my hometown of Newcastle; the recent photo was taken in her apartment a couple of days ago and although we don’t look at our best (she had just got up and I had been on a very chilly trip north) it was wonderful just cuddling up and catching up.
Inside her apartment, in a very prominent place, is a framed photo of us in one of our super duper hugs and on the wall is the original painting you see here. I loved that x x x