Friday, 14 March 2014

Nana Cool

Nana's are cool aren't they now ? I'm not talking about the ones that knit , bake   , parachute or walk on stilts . I am talking about the unsuspecting Nana , the one that quietly sits and observes the world weighing things up and then speaks. And when she speaks it is with purpose delivering some earth shattering wisdom or what likely leaves you thinking " OH my my Nana didn't say that did she?"

My Nan or for these purposes my Nana; the word delivers us in a cosy after glow of wether originals, Lavender perfume that was always advertised in the 80's at Christmas. Appearances are after all deceptive no one was safe when Nan was around but only if you crossed her. She wasn't like the Nan from Catherine Tate then again ...

There was one time when we were in a car and we were sitting at the back and we got cut up by some motorist or other . My Nan then wound down the window , the other motorist wound down theirs it was like a Mexican stand off except in was in Kent and a bit posher. My Nan delivered only what can be known as a 2 fingered victory salute but the other way around with the words"Bugger off"

OH my.

Then there was the time she was watching American Gigolo ( she thought it was going to be just a war film, now as I am an adult I'm not convinced ) I was only a kid and somehow ended up watching it when I shouldn't, she seem to cover my eyes on what I presume were naughty bits. And when I caught a bit of the action so to speak she coolly said "She's giving him a wash"

Still haven't seen the film.

Then there was the time she went to see a film called the "Mona Lisa" she thought it was going to be about the painting ; sensing a theme here aren't you.


Then the ultimate one was the time my Nan bought some can only be described as crotchless tights and even when her error planned purchase ( I swear) was pointed out she said " They will keep my flaps bits cool"

SO if you want to find you Nan's Mafia name you take one thing they did and there you have your Nan's Mafia name ...


Her Mafia name would be  "Nanna Cool"






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24 comments:

  1. Aww she is a gas, I love it, my granny as you know lives with me and her witticisms are priceless, I am sure she knows full well what she means but feigns innocence too.

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  2. Excellent! Sadly one of my Gran's passed away before I was born and the other not long after. Happily my children enjoy my parents' attentions but I often feel I "missed out".

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  3. I miss my nan and grandma. My gran in particular would come out with shocking little statements that made you want to grab your pearls and spit out your tea.

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  4. Aww! I miss my nan so much - she was a character too.

    @mummiafelice

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  5. My Nan dies when I was young too, so don't really remember her. Your nan sounds like a hoot! x

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  6. Your Nana sounds fabulous! I really miss my Nanny - she was a character! She'd always have some good gossip for us!

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  7. Aww your nana is cool! I do love nanas I hope when i'm old my son's kids will be calling me nana cool :) x

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  8. Lol that has made me chuckle bless her! My nanna would have said things like that when she was around. I do miss her. I loved reading this post x

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  9. Your Nana sounds fab, we sadly lost my Gran at the start of the year and she was the most amazing women I miss her so much. x

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  10. Your Nana sounds amazing. I only knew one of my Nan's and she was as daft as a brush but I adored her!

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  11. Great post, nana's are fab

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  12. I lost my nan when I was 19.I miss her so much.

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  13. Brilliant! My OH's nan is exactly the same, she's 90 now and still going strong and even more opinionated- but I have got to say she is hilarious and to be honest I think the mafia would be afraid of her :)

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  14. she sounds like a great person. Grandparents are a great resource. I loved my paternal grandparents and had great times with them

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  15. Ohh fab , I have lost all my grans .x

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  16. Only one of my grandparents is still with us but she is great! I'm lucky to have such a brilliant granny too

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  17. I love Nanas - I'm going to be a cool nana one day lol

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  18. Aww my nanny is the opposite, a sweet old thing and totally oblivious to things like that lol

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  19. What a great post Claire, your nan sounds awesome and such a great character :)

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  20. I hope I'm a nana cool one day :) x

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  21. What a wonderful woman! I have incredibly fond memories of my nan (who is sadly no longer with us), even though she was a complete bugger to my mum. I think nan's are important people in our lives, I know The Boy adores his.

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  22. I miss my Nan :-( but we still have Nan Flow, she will be 100 years old this year and she is still full of surprises

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  23. I loved my Nana and Grandma both very strong minded women. Thanks for sharing a great post x

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