Monday, 27 February 2012

Evidence that Fran is always thinking of things to keep you busy

My e-book 'Being Miss' has a new cover.  My son put it together for me.  I think he's a very clever boy, and obviously destined for great things, especially as he's only just had his second birthday.......













Kidding you.  He's nearly 26.  And just about to become a father ....  Which will make me Granny Franny, as my sister delights in telling me.

Fran found that even getting dressed up and trying to make the most of herself didn't make her feel any younger

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  1. Haven't read it yet, but you're in my Kindle queue...looking even better with a swish cover.

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    1. Ooh, thanks, Martin. Let me know what you think.

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  2. What an accomplishment. I'm taking a long flight to Istanbul in a few weeks and your book will help me to enjoy the flight.

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    1. Let's hope you're right, Stephen, and you won't wish you'd read the in-flight magazine instead ...

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  3. In the middle of reading your book, & enjoying it immensely, as I knew I would. When my first grandchild was born, my son wanted to call me "Old Granny Franny"--I think he understood that I was not pleased w3ith that idea when I told him, "Call me that & DIE"!!

    ----the other Fran

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    1. Fabulous! Glad you're enjoying it. I think 'Call me that and DIE' is a most compassionate response and I will try it.

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  4. Congratulations Granny. Book cover and grandchild, your boy is multitasking.

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    1. Indeed ....! I brung him up well.

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  5. Those are real "come to bed" eyes in that photo. Come to bed and light the pyre beneath us.

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    1. Brilliant comment! Loved it.

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  6. For you I wish I had a Kindle - otherwise not really.
    You look so cute in your photo, the tiara suits you!

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    1. Yes, I think it sets off my natural princess-like looks.

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  7. How wonderful...a grandchild! My first grand daughter is now nearly 2 and a complete delight. I hope that they live close enough for you to be " hands on".

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    1. Sadly not that near, Frances. They're in London, and we're in Warwickshire.

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  8. That is super cool that you published your book. Kudos!

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    1. Thanks, Diane. Kudos would be good, yes.

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  9. Congratulations on becoming a soon to be Grandma Fran. Does this mean your blog will now become more mellow? Will you soon be sitting by the fire with cats and knitting needles to hand?Please ask if you need any stitching or cat care tips!!!

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    1. Can you SEE me being mellow?...

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  10. I love that cover! I'm looking forward to reading the book. Oh - and being a granny is wonderful (but you've already been told that). I'm not Granny Franny (no-one seems to have thought of that); I'm The Galloping Granny. Ha.

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    1. I don't THINK there's any likelihood of anyone ever accusing me of galloping.... Hope you enjoy the book, Frances.

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  11. better than being Granny Fanny!

    loved your comment- yes, it's a look that cats have definitely perfected

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    1. I think you're right about Granny Fanny. I would shoot myself if anyone called me that.

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  12. I can't see the picture ! My mum is Granny Smith which has always made me chuckle

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    1. I don't know why you can't see the picture, bp. Sorry! Granny Smith?! Brilliant.

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  13. My oldest is 26, too. I think I might be ready for this step myself in the next few years. I have so avoided it as it seemed such a recent event that my own were just born. Now, maybe I'd like it. I do like when the granddog comes - and goes home.

    Granny Fanny. I like it.

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  14. P.S. I just added your E-book to my Kindle. Excited to read it.

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    1. Yay! Let me know what you think of it. Thank you for downloading.

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  15. How about Gran Fran? Or maybe Granfran (with the emphasis on the Gran bit).

    I had a Granny Smith also. It didn't strike me as funny at all. Obviously the apples are a graceful tribute to her. But my mum (who is Mrs Smith) refused to be Granny Smith when it came to her turn, and was (is) Granny May.

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    1. I could be Granny Hill. Quite like that. Except it has connotations (somehow) of somewhere they'd put an old people's home .. you know .. high up, so that when you need to go to hospital, they can just roll you down rather than calling an ambulance.

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  16. Haha, love that photo!

    Oh, and to answer your question, a Shamrock Shake is basically a mint shake. So good!

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    1. So many flavours! The world has too much choice! I can't cope even in the coffee shop when they say wouldyoulikethatwithskimmedorsemiskimmedorwholemilkormochaorwithmarshmallowsorchocolatesprinklesor ... I just want to shout 'Stop! Just hand over the coffee or I'll put my fist through your cake display!'

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