Sunday, 1 May 2011

OLIVER 28 April 1996

Number One grandson was born 15 years ago today; can it really be that long ago?
I remember as if it was yesterday when our daughter rang me in my office saying “ Are you sitting down Mum? I have some thing to tell you………….
I’m pregnant and it’s twins!” Wow. wow. wow.
Needless to say little work got done that day and I just wanted to see her and give her a big hug.
Sadly, one twin did not make it but our Olli has more than made up for it over the years. A stunning blue eyed blond baby admired by many he was the love of my life.
An old soul with whom I immediately bonded as soon as I held him in my arms.
A couple of early photos which are on my computer as, of course, he was born long before digi cameras and computers were the norm.
babyollieWhat a wonderful outfit. So much nicer than a babygrow although probably not as comfortable.
Not the best photo but one of my favourites taken at Disneyland in October 1996 with Granny Pam feeding him an icecream.

Ollie in Barbados

October 1998 in Barbados

ollie collage_thumb
A collage of photos when he was young ………..
Aged 11IMG_0347
First day at new school

Skimboarding at Preston June 2007
One of several medals not sure whether it was for football of BMXing – September 2007
We won the championship – 30 May 2008 Ipplepen Athletic
With Toby & Phoebe July 2008
!3th birthday – 2009
Christmas 2009 with his biggest admirer – Phe and antagonist - Toby!
April 2010 aged 14 in Manchester Indoor Ski Dome
What all the cool kids are wearing (???)
As he is now in his trendy designer gear. Don’t you just luv him?
Finally, this years birthday card tribute to Our Olli a truly nice young man who
received this accolade from his school last Christmas………
olli postcard role model
olli postcard role model back
Am I proud??? I sure am,


  1. Yes a very proud grandma and deservedly so, he's a lovely young man. I enjoyed all the great photos and I'd like to wish Ollie a Very Happy Birthday!

  2. p.s. just saw that great black and white header photo. What a neat picture and wasn't it all lovely?


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