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A Play Date in the Garden with Cousin Rio

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A Play Date in the Garden with Cousin Rio

Last week, we had the opportunity to travel to Barnsley (the town of my birth) to visit my Nanan Sylvia, my aunty and my cousin Rio.

Last time I saw my cousin he was a new born, his name is Rio and he is a cheeky monkey and I love him to bits. Although Sylvia and Rio had never played together before, they played really well together and it was lovely to be able to spend a few hours with family- these moments are precious, even more so when I am too unwell to visit as often as I would like.

Sylvia and Rio had a fab time in my Nanan’s Garden and I wanted to share the pictures here on the blog. So here is a photographic record of the afternoon.  It was such a lovely day and the kids had fun while I chatted to my family and spent quality time on the sofa with my Nanan Sylvia.

I’m truly grateful for my Nanan. She is such a wonderful woman. Life has not always been easy for her and she lost the love of her life many years ago- but she is strong and now has over 55 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is a amazing. It is not easy to see her as unwell as she is. Her mobility is not so great these days and she has COPD but she still makes the most of her life and is a wonderful woman and grandmother to me.

Angela xx



  1. Those are soem great pictures! I can tell that those two had a great time together! I am so happy you got to spend some time with your family. I think it does a soul good to spend time together. Thanks for sharing! #mummyandus

    1. Thanks Kristen! I’m pleased you liked them. Sometimes it’s fun to tell a story with photos rather than words and I really felt like these pictures could do justice in that area. Angela x

    1. Thanks MacKenzie. Sylvia had a lot of fun and she is quite good when it comes to physical stuff. We tried gymnastics for three weeks last year but my daughter had some emotional difficulties leaving me – due to my illness and so this year- this week in fact we have tried out a new activity- dancing which Sylvia loved and (now she is a little older and more used to my condition) she was happy to go and come back afterwards- which is a huge improvement.

      Angela xx

    1. Yes…. I understand that feeling. My sister has 6 kids in New Zealand who we miss dearly and I would love my daughter to play with them but sadly they live too far away and at times it is heartbreaking! I understand your pain. Angela x

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