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Gorgeous Grandma Day, 23rd July 2015*

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Tomorrow is Gorgeous Grandma Day, and although I do think all these “unofficial” celebration days are a bit silly, I’m happy to take any opportunity to praise my Nanny (my Grandmother) and my mum (Little Miss’ Grandmother), especially after the year we’ve had with loosing my Grandpa.

Cocktails in Teacups Nanny and Grandma Gorgeous Grandma Day

My Nanny is one in a million. She is now the head of our family after her husband, my Grandpa passed away in January. They have been together since my Nanny was 15 and married since she was 17. They were the epitome of old school childhood sweethearts and together they had 5 children, 16 grandchildren and so far 13 great grandchildren. That’s a large family to head. My Nanny is truly the heart and soul of our family, and I feel so blessed every day to be part of it. I have spent a lot of time with my Nanny since she has been living alone, and although we have always been close, I’d say we’re closer than ever. She recently said to me how she sees the family as a circle, and in hard times we all join hands to create a ring of endless support. Only a truly beautiful person inside and out could view their family the was she views us. The way she has conducted herself since loosing the love of her life has been nothing short of inspirational. She has carried on although I know her heart is broken and will never be repaired. She recently bought herself a budgie called Bon Bon as she needed someone to look after and it has transformed her. She is a one of a kind, a true butterfly in a world of moths.

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And because my Nanny is such a wonderful person, there is no doubt this has helped my mother become the grandmother she is to my daughter today. Although my mum was the greatest mother ever, she was born to be a grandmother. She has the patience of a saint! Seriously. Going through the terrible twos and threes has been a breeze because I live near my mum and on a bad/day night she takes over so I can pull myself together! I cannot tell you how thankful I am for her. The ideas she has for entertaining the kids are brilliant and she even paid to come on my first holiday abroad with Little Miss to Disneyland Paris last year just so I wouldn’t have to tackle everything alone. My mum is also in her 50s and is the ultimate “gorgeous granny” she’s currently in Greece and without a doubt she’ll be rocking that bikini! Looking young for her age runs in the family, my Nanny does, and my mum’s older sisters do. One of my Aunties is almost 60 and she doesn’t look a day over 40! I really hope I’ve inherited that gene! Like my Nanny, my mum is a gorgeous granny both inside and out. I’m blessed I had her as my mum, but I feel even more blessed that Little Miss has her for a nanny.

To go along with Gorgeous Grandma Day, Best Offers Bingo conducted a survey of celebrity grannies and they had almost 3000 votes in total! These were the end results;

Goldie Hawn 412 votes
Sharon Osbourne 190 votes
Whoopi Goldberg 176 votes
Tina Turner 165 votes
Susan Sarandon 163 votes
Jane Fonda 151 votes
Sophia Loren 131 votes
Jessica Lange 97 votes
Priscilla Presley 84 votes
Kris Jenner 75 votes
Martha Stewart 63 votes
Tina Knowles 58 votes
Chaka Khan 48 votes
Marie Osmond 36 votes
Ivana Trump 13 votes

I think Goldie Hawn would definitely get my vote.. although I had to admit I’ve always wanted Mary Berry to be one of my grandmothers (because no way would I ever replace my own!) she is the Queen of baking after all and her style on The Great British Bake Off is on point! Speaking of GBBO it returns in two weeks! I’m so excited!

Cocktails in Teacups Gorgeous Grandma Day Nanny and Mum

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