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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Welcome to our world.

Last Thursday 16th July, our first grandchild, Edward George Drummond Swann was born at 1.16pm, weighing in at 6.12oz. 

This is the first photo of him, as of yesterday he didn't look much different, he is so gorgeous, I've had a few cuddles.  

Don't think I will forget where we were when we had a phone call from DS, we had just emerged from the Underground at Leicester Square, had walked up to Cambridge Circus when my mobile rang and DS told us we had a grandson.  Ian and I were on our way to the appropriate named Prince Edward 
Theatre to see Miss Saigon, booked a long while back through the U3A theatre group.

That bulk booking meant we felt we couldn't really walk out, but neither of us enjoyed the show, the music wasn't memorable, the singing sounded like shouting with a noisy background, the raunchy action was over the top. Quite a few patrons left, there were plenty of empty seats, I could see why the admission price had halved and that the organiser had struggled to find ten people to go, we didn't read the reviews beforehand. Not often we don't enjoy a production, the last one I remember disliking was A Little Light Music at the Adelphi some 40+ years ago. 

We have booked, optimistically for Guys and Dolłs for early next year. As my Mother always said "Something to look forward to". (She didn't worry about preposition and their place in a sentence, apologies to pedants)

Running low on iPad battery so more another time,  cheerio from this new grandmother, to be called Mama if you wanted to know. 


  1. Congratulations!! Exciting times ahead (something to look forward to...) for you as a new grandmother!

  2. Congratulations. Enjoy each moment - our small cuddly granddaughter, who is nearly three, has become a 'big girl' who is going to nursery school twice a week in September so our weekly day with Granny and Grandpa has come to an end. It's being replaced with the occasional sleepover so new delights to come.

  3. Until you have a grandchild , you don't understand how wonderful it is. It's even better than you thought it would be. Congratulations to all.

  4. Congratulations! I became a grandmother to a grandson in April and it is just an amazing feeling - enjoy!