Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Sleepover

Sleepover

Our grandchildren are all teenagers, or older now.  Gone are the days when they enjoyed camping out with Nana and Papous, running wild in the fields and roads around us, chasing the local wild cats, honing their skills in the kitchen and sleeping out on the vernadah with those wild cats roaming around them.

But now and again nostalgia takes over and they appear for a night and a day.  Papous spends the time working out their menu, frying their favourite meatballs and arranging for evening pizza making sessions.  Nana rubs her hands and adds to the list of jobs for them to do.


An early morning face.  Poppi flips the pancakes


And it lands perfectly in the pan.  She is number three in the line of pancake makers.  Her two older siblings turned into experts and her cousins are fighting for number one spot







Ducks lined up in a row



It was really too hot for pizza making so we bought some ready frozen and added a little extra.  Darn nice they were too.
Young Jamie has to avoid salt at all costs so we made him mini pizzas with greek pitta bread as the base, ketch-up and grated gouda.  They were even darn nice the next day, cold, as an accompaniment to bifteki (handmade hamburger) and greek potatoes


Top of Nana's list was clean the last of the carpets.  Lots of fun.  Cold water on a hot summer's morning and a high pressure hose.

21 comments:

  1. I like the way that they do all your odd jobs for you!

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    1. I scare them with 'nanas list' but really they love their jobs,say I.
      They climb up into the store cupboard and stay there for hours, learn to cook . If they don't want to do something they let me know

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  2. Here too they are growing fast and I know I need to make more use of this time that they are still interested in Grandma.

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    1. Yes, as they get older they find that their time is taken up with friends and whatever is cool. We are away from town and they don't like being isolated here any more.

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  3. Special times for you all and hopefully a help with tasks for you.

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    1. They're good at helping us out with difficult tasks. They are the ones who clamber up on the furniture and take down the curtains for cleaning, wash those rugs and even do the pruning of grape vines. They are all good kids

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  4. How blessed are you to have the grandchildren come visit and stay even now they’re grown
    Looks like fun times

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    1. We don't see them as often now but they are close by so we are always in touch

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  5. you are clearly very cool grandparents, and have the right kind of space for even a 'growing up' family to continue to enjoy with you.

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    1. We try to be cool but we are still the oldies. Giving them a bit of cash to say thanks for their works make them happy to return too. 😁😁

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  6. That's lovely to have them come to stay, it all looks wonderful. I must remember to make the most of my boys while they still want to stay with us! Time moves so fast and before long they will be grown and off doing their own things.

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    1. Its amazing how fast they grow. You just know theyll change once they reach the teenage years but hope they will keep in touch.

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  7. Wonderrul to have them come for a visit.

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    1. Fortunately all the cousins get on extremely well so they do things together. Many hands make light work.... or something

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  8. I'm making an 'experimental pizza' tonight with chopped Spinach, Mozzarella, and Anchovies. I'll let you know!

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    1. Good luck, especially with the spinach and anchovies. My lot hear those two words and run a mile. Though they were willing to try pineapple on a pizza, once.

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    2. Verdict. I liked it; Lady M didn't.

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    3. I presume the pizza itself was great and she just didn't like taste? Try pineapple next time 😅

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  9. I'd be happy staying with you, I miss my grandparents, haven't had them around for quite a few years.

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    1. You'd have to work as well now. Though I'd probably put you to making some NZ recipes. So come on over. I'll adopt you ☺️

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