I am a 63 year old Granny with a wicked sense of humour.
I have seven grandchilren ranging from 18 years down to 3 weeks old.
I hope there are no more forthcoming.
I can’t remember another name or birthday!
I work full time.
Not because I really want to.
It is better than starving.
I have a dog called Jasmine.
I adore her and you will see a lot of pictures of her on my posts.
I also have a Ginger cat called Tom.
My grandchildren picked the name!
I live near a beautiful beach.
I post pictures of it on a daily basis.
love taking Jasmine for walks every day.
She loves it even more.
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Years and years ago I had a ginger cat named Tom.
I love Tom…he has such personality!!!
Erm, me again. How do I get my avatar onto my comments? WordPress seems kinda complicated!
You have to go on to Gravatar….don’t know where it is,though. Ask Lynda or Cindy!
How do I add you to my blog roll, everyione seems to have different options on show. a bit confusing
I do it by going to Bloginfo on the top menu bar…then say add to blogroll…then if you go to links you see everyone…if you go to Blogsurfer you should see who has posted lately but not everyone seems to come up there.
Is that as clear as mud?
Im looking at an old blog here-but I dont see any of this stuff at the top-i dont really have a menu bar-I cannot understand the RSS feed stuff-i cant get it to work or anyone to tell me in simple terms how to do it. If you can help me, please do, I got youre site from Subhan Zeins’ blogroll-another concept I dont understand-Im becoming part of his and other blog rolls but dont know hoe it works..I like your site, Granny 1947-I am expecting grand #5, I will follow your blog and how you will check mine our and follow0i am also on Subhan’s “great fellow bloggers” It has been nice to meet new people and support them. beebeesworld
Thanks Beebee…I do hope you came right with the link I sent you…great to see you here.
Oops…you have to be on my post at the time!!
I do it by going to Bloginfo on the top menu bar…then say add to blogroll…then if you go to links you see everyone…if you go to Blogsurfer you should see who has posted lately but not everyone seems to come up there.Is that as clear as mud?
Hi Video Planet…as clear as mud…yep…I have also done that but,as you say, not all of them appear on Blogsurfer.
Hi Granny, I came across your blog by accident. Well, it wasn’t quite by accident – in fact over this postaweek2011 I stumbled over the name of your blog.
For years Granny1947 was my nick while I was surfing thru the internet. 🙂 1. because I’m a grandmother of 3 lovely girls and 2. because I was born in 1947. So we have quite a bit in common. 🙂
Some years back I changed my nick to Grethe which is a short form of Margarethe.
I’m living in Germany and so my blog is in german, of course. But I’ve often thought of having one in english, too.
I like your blog very much and after I’ve read my way through I it, I will return regularly.
Greetings and reading you again soon, Grethe
Good Morning Grethe and welcome to my blog…always nice to see a new face and future friend.
Are you German?
Your English is excellent.
Whereabouts are you in Germany?
I spent two and a half months near Kiel.
I loved the Germans…they never ever laughed at my atrocious German!!!
Good Morning to you, too, Granny. I’m so happy you answered my comment. When I checked last night it was gone and I was afraid you might consider it spam.
Yes, I’m German and thank you for your lovely compliment concerning my english.
I lived in the states for quite a while – but that was ages ago and I’m afraid my english got a bit rusty since then. I live near Munich at the foot of the alps, but I was born in Bremen. Only one of the reasons why I enjoy your beach fotos so much. 🙂 Why were you in Kiel? Or is this question too personal?. So you speak some German too? Maybe you can understand my blog a bit after all. I’m considering of running it bilangual in the future.
In Cape Town Summer is slowly coming to an end I suppose. Here we are waiting for spring. It will still be a long time away I’m afraid.
Have a wonderful Thursday evening – the day is just starting for us. A friendly Hello from Germany – Grethe
Hello Again Grethe…I went to bed very early last night so I didn’t see your comment.
I went to Germany on a visit…My first husban’ds family are German…I had a wonderful time and made some incredible friends. I still correspond with them….they write to me in German and I reply in English….it seems to work.
Tonight I will come over and see if I can understand your blog.
I spent a couple of days in Munich and loved it….very pretty place.
Have a great day.
I’m not sure how I found your blog, but I’m glad I did. I love your wicked sense of humour! 🙂
Well Good Morning Classyrose….I am so glad you did find me…welcome to my warped world!
Love your Blog – I am soon to become a gran or Vává as they say in Portugal and I live near loads of beautiful beaches which I blog about. I enjoy cooking and gardening and love blogging!
Have subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading more
Thank you so much Piglet…great to see you here…I will be over to visit you soon!
sarcasim is the lowest form of wit but I love it, many people don’t catch it here in dubai. I have kind of lost it so everytime I go back to S.A. the family catches me out.
I enjoy your posts, it reminds me of home:)
Hello Adam…thank you for visiting.
Hey granny! 🙂
What a fabulous place to live! Is it out of the way to stop that scary cat from frightening strangers? Brilliant photo.
I loved the teeth joke.
You are wicked. I’m subscribing immediately.
Thanks for visiting me; I might never have known about you otherwise.
Welcome to Africa Tilly.
I have a confession. Only today that I read what you wrote. I subscribe for the photos you take, and your form of writing are like poems (which i am not fond of) so i never read it.
but after reading it today, i realized how i missed out on your posts.
so today is my awakening day.
Thank you Jesse…I must say I have never considered my form of writing to be like poetry. 🙂
I thought it was poetry when I first read it 🙂
i think the style of paragraphing, like one liner – one liner. so at a glance you would think its a poem.
I have a confession to make Jesse and Tilly….I use one liners because I am really bad at punctuation!!!
Bad punctuation but a knack of overcoming disabilty – I like your style 🙂
Hehehe Tilly…more like too lazy to bother!
Hi Granny, I found your blog by way of oldereyes. He thanked you on his blog, and I thought, “Wow, I could be Granny1947 too!” I was born in 1947, in Denver, Colorado, USA where I still live. I have lived in Germany (my first husband was in the United States Air Force) and Dover, Delaware, USA. I noticed that Grethe is a 1947 Granny too! I have two daughters who produced three grandchildren for me–one girl and two boys (brothers). I live near the Rocky Mountains, so I’m a mountain lover (not climber). They have been on my western horizon for most of my life. Love your blog! It is like poetry, as another reader noted.
Hello Marjulo…welcome to my humble abode.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
Have never considered myself a poet. 🙂
Good Morning to you, too, Granny. I’m so happy you answered my comment. When I checked last night it was gone and I was afraid you might consider it spam.Yes, I’m German and thank you for your lovely compliment concerning my english.I lived in the states for quite a while – but that was ages ago and I’m afraid my english got a bit rusty since then. I live near Munich at the foot of the alps, but I was born in Bremen. Only one of the reasons why I enjoy your beach fotos so much. Why were you in Kiel? Or is this question too personal?. So you speak some German too? Maybe you can understand my blog a bit after all. I’m considering of running it bilangual in the future.In Cape Town Summer is slowly coming to an end I suppose. Here we are waiting for spring. It will still be a long time away I’m afraid.Have a wonderful Thursday evening – the day is just starting for us. A friendly Hello from Germany – Grethe
Hello Grethe. My goodness that comment was months ago!!!
I spent two and a half months in Kiel with family of my first husband.
A lovely part of the world.
I must come over and have another look at your post.
Polish up my German a bit. 🙂
hi granny1947, i have been really enjoying your blog, i just found this wonderful spot this afternoon.. thanks for the laughts, i’m suscribing, it will be fun to follow you.. ; o)
Thank you so much Dianne….welcome to Africa!
It is nice to meet you. The beach looks awesome. I love the ocean. It is peaceful and I am drawn to it each time we go there. I will be visting from time to time.
Hi Tim…thank you for the visit…hope I see you again soon.
Hi Granny, thanks for your 2nd visit to my site, i’m going subscribe to your blog and i’m also putting you in my blogroll, if you would like to do the same 🙂
I think us ” older people ” need all the help we can get 🙂
I recall seeing one somewhere.
I will have to ask one of my friends…I don’t remember how to do it.
I am technically challenged!
Dashboard, links, add link, put the site name and url in, tick blogroll and save, thats it.
To subscribe to a site, tick the stupid little blue follow box on peoples site and you are subscribed to their site 🙂
Thanks Harry…will give it a bash tomorrow.
I have just subscribed to your site and put you in my blogroll, i like your posts.
Thank you Harry…very kind of you.
You will have to get busy with that blogroll and add sites that your on.
Also i have read a lot of the posts above and a lot have subscribed to your site, and as far as i make out over the years i have been here you are supposed to do the same for them 🙂
Its done so that we can spreed our blogs far and wide when people comment on posts, etc.
Hi granny here is something for you, one oldie to another
Granny there are 3 changes made, are they ok ?
Hello, greetings from Canada. You might remember me? I mentioned that my dad and his wife live in Capetown; well guess what? we are planning a visit in October, (fall changing of the colours here in canada)
Hi Susanne…that is GREAT news.
You will love it here.
The bad news is I am leaving Cape Town for Port Elizabeth next week!
Please let me know how yu enjoy your time here.
Also, let me know if you come up PE way!
I haven’t been getting notifications when you publish a new post Kathy, and on checking, I found that I am no longer subscribed to your blog??? 😦
I definitely didn’t unsubscribe – so I have re-subscribed!
No wonder I’ve been missing you!
Hi Barb….and I thought you didn’t love me any more. 🙂
Never!!! I have no idea what happened. We’re back on track now!
Hi Granny. I just found your post. I think its great. I am also a Granny of one grandson. How do you post your pictures. I can’t find out any info on that. I also have a couple of orange cats, Rusty and Morris. A dog called Odie. They are great company.
Hi Granny! Thanks for following us at 20 Lines! Looking forward to going through your blog!!
Hi melissa…I do hope you enjoy.
Granny, i have been working on your blogroll adding some people, i’ll have another go later.
Thank you Harry…you are a real star.
If you can find any awards let me know the post they are in.
Oh my word Harry…I have no idea anymore…don’t worry about awards.
OK, but if you get any let me know.
Another 7 added to the blogroll 🙂
Thank you so much Harry…have just looked at my links…damn…one cannot copy them all at once.
I checked about 60 comments to find the blogs.
Hi, We love following your blog and we have just awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. If you would like to accept this award, please follow this link to our site for the details. Happy Blogging!! http://rezichfamilykitchen.wordpress.com/
I love that you follow my blog but, as i said on your post, I don’t really do awards.
I added the award granny, i know you don’t do them but you may as well have them 🙂
Let me know if you get more and i miss them.
Thanks so much Harry…you are a star!
Reading along.., I just liked your blog….., and I am laughing as I read along.
Hello Granny, so glad to see you and Jasmine alive and kicking! 😉
Thanks Ramblindizzy…I don’t know about the kicking bit but we are still alive.
Hello again! I had to nominate seven blogs for the Beautiful Blog Award. It was quite hard but you have been chosen. If you want to participate you can find the rules here http://beinquisitive.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/beautiful-blogger-award-i-am-nominated/. Keep up with the good work!
Hi There beinquisitive..thank you so much for the nomination.
I don’t do awards but thank you anyway.
May love and happiness be with you. I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂
I am a journalist and am writing a feature looking at over-60s bloggers in South Africa and came across your blog. I would love to ask you a couple of questions about why you started blogging, what you enjoy about it and so on. Please do get in touch. Thanks!
Brilliant love your about, I am an Australian and have a Chihuahua xbreed called Tibby who is my life and joy. Up until a month ago she had a brother as well, he passed away. A gentle soul he was. They were both 17, there is no signs of Tibby slowing down yet.
So glad to have you here. 🙂
Thank you so much
What a beautiful coast you have! I will enjoy exploring it!
Hi Granny. I am sorry to trouble you. I have not been active on wp for almost two years due to personal commitments. I have now started a new site. Can you please follow my blog and help me grow. Thank you for your support. ♥️
Hi, Granny. I’ve only just found your blog and like it very much. I see your comments on Jeff Cann’s blog so thought I’d pop over to see what you’re doing. You certainly do have your hands full with seven grandchildren. How old are they all? I have four grandchildren (doubt they’ll be anymore now as children are so expensive to raise now). I’ve got three girls, 16,13 and 9 and one boy, 7. I’ve just signed up to get your posts regularly now and am looking forward to hearing more about you and your life. Take care, Ellie 🙂
Please don’t ask me all their ages.
Hard enough to remember their birthdays.
The eldest is 30…eeeek.
Think the youngest is 12 or 13.
Don’t have my hands full because they all live a long way from me.
We are a confusing family.
I adopted one of my grandkids so I suppose I have five kids and six grandkids.
Can’t find a ‘contact’ form so I’ll tell you here…
You were kind enough to comment on my post last week ‘This page is intentionally blank’ to ask “Why?????”, and it seemed only polite to be sure that you understood that it was a trick. The text is white, so it only appears to be blank (try selecting the text).
It was supposed to be funny. I realize now, perhaps not so much if you didn’t spot the legerdemain.
Thank you. Have no idea what a legerdemain is!!!
It’s related to an aardvaark but it’s much more easily tamed.