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1st Apr 2016vivaat commented on:
Win an artisan hamper courtesy of Visit Jersey!This would cheer me up no end as I feel under the weather after catching the cold from hell from my granddaughter :-(vivaat commented on:
Looking after a grandchildHi windyweather, I've just join silversurfers and after sending my response I realised that your original was old and you had updated it. So pleased things are working out for you now. I believe I have a special bond with my granddaughter. She is only 10 months old and her face lights up when she sees me. We bring each other such joy and I love her to the moon and back. I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of my second granddaughter by my youngest daughter, she is 6 days overdue and I'm pacing the floors most days. So now on Wednesdays I take Evie to see her auntie and we're hoping the new baby will arrive soon. Happy grandparenting Vivvivaat commented on:
Looking after a grandchildHi, do you have grandchildren of your own? Although I think it's wrong for your partner to agree to this without consulting you I think it's a small price to pay. There's no reason why having a 5 year old for just 6 hours on a Saturday, so that his daughter can have a job, will disrupt things too much. Would you feel the same if it was your own grandchild for e.g. My daughter has just returned to work and I have Evie one day a week. I go to their house as it's more child friendly than mine. I absolutely love it. I even gave up my full time job to do so as this has given me the opportunity to wind down in preparation for retirement. I also discussed this with my partner and he had no objection. He has 4 grandchildren and his daughter is also a single mum. When her youngest was born I had a few days off work to help, I offered she didn't ask. At 57 I've just been offered a part-time job so have an income now too. My partner has just retired so relies on state pension. I think being a grandparent is a privilege and will do anything to help out. Having Evie once a week gives me the chance to see her grow and develop, if I didn't see her once a week I would miss out on this.vivaat commented on:
getting out of the E.U.Totally agree with you, very good pointsvivaat commented on:
Europe yes or no?We are not risking that at all. It's more of a risk to stay in. The EU is failing, it is corrupt. Why have they not had their accounts signed off in over 20 years? This country has managed for years before joining what was called the common market. Why pay 50million a day into an organisation and have no idea how this money is spent. I worked as an accountant on a farm for 10 years and the price of pig meat was set by the EU, they never made a profit from this in all this time. The people of this country have an important choice to make and we must leave. We won't have this opportunity again.