First of all a mahoosive hello to Winnie ….. “HELLO WINNIE” - Winnie is our new adopted Grandma!
Our path to friendship was forged by our making a bit
of a cock up a fortuitous error, of sorts …. to cut a long story short, we were helping with the Crafty Blog 2nd Anniversary Giveaways, Nigel was in charge of doing the draws from the Teapot of Fortuitous Fate and we were supposed to contact the winners and sort out their prizes, but we had two winners called Lynda and we got very confused!
However, when Lynda No.1 contacted us she was very understanding and we felt an immediate rapport and after a couple of e-mails Lynda told us all about her mum Winnie who is 87 and said how much mum loved Darrell and was fascinated by all our on trend outfits.
Touched, Darrell at first said that he would send Winnie one of his special holey stones, but then Lynda sent a picture of Winnie to Darrell and he turned to complete and utter mush. It soon became quite clear that the feeling of love was mutual and Darrell wrote back almost immediately asking if Winnie would be our adopted Grandma as she was so lovely and looked exactly how a Grandma should look.
He also realised that a holey stone was a pants sort of a present for a new Grandma and decided that what she really needed one of our unloved and abandoned monkeys to keep her company in her sheltered accommodation.
And that’s how our last monkey, Hamish, in need of a new home, came to be living with Winnie……
It’s just like a wonderful magical fairytale, but only real life!
Now blow your noses ……..
…… and wipe your eyes …… but who’d have thought that at the beginning of our adoption adventure, we would have found our own adopted Grandma xx