RIP Granny – Sad News at Xmas

I just found on Boxing my day my dear old Granny passed away on Saturday.

Thankfully it was peaceful, it was her time to move on, I felt I might not see her again after my trip back to UK this year.

She was looking very tired, this picture is from 2005.

Granny 2005

I didn’t take any pictures of her this year as I didn’t want to remember her looking so frail!

This year she was 95 years old, she was born in 1911.

I’ll remember her Bungalow always as I spent a lot of my time when I was a kid there.


I spent many hours playing in the garden, a few with my grandad, he died when I was quite young.

Grannys Garden

I always loved my Grans food, she cooked the most amazing simple things the old skool way.

Like when she made cottage pie, she would make it with braising steak and mince it by hand rather than just using minced beef like normal.

This made it super smooth and succulent and tasty.

Her Blackberry and Apple pie was to die for!

I have fond memories of my Gran and thankfully always will, especially so because I spent every Xmas during my childhood with my Mom at my Gran’s place, opening our presents on Xmas morning then heading to my Aunties place for fun and games and dinner.

I always remember how I couldn’t sleep before Xmas because I was too excited about Santa coming, so Gran used to give me a cup of warm milk to help me sleep.

I always wondered why Grannies milk tasted funny, I wondered was it fresh country milk from healthy cows…it was kind of nice in a weird way.

I later found out when I grew up…it’s because grannies milk had brandy in it!

Here’s to you Gran and a peaceful afterlife.

White Rose

This is a rose from her garden taken in the summer of 2006, her last summer.

Rest in peace.




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28 Responses to RIP Granny – Sad News at Xmas

  1. J December 27, 2006 at 12:49 pm #

    Am sorry for your loss…
    (Hope you feel better soon – it’s horrid to lose a loved one…. but at least your granny has lived a long and happy life)

  2. spiller December 27, 2006 at 1:35 pm #

    my condolence bro.

  3. Mama Bok December 27, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    My condolences.. ST.

  4. Lowzeewee December 27, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    Sorry to hear that, ST. My condolences, and may she rest in peace.

  5. Erna December 27, 2006 at 7:47 pm #

    Saw it on your MSN…wasn’t sure to ask about it. But my condolences. I lost my grandma last year and I still get teary eyed everytime I think about her.

  6. meekiee December 27, 2006 at 8:56 pm #

    My condolences, ST.

  7. jeff December 27, 2006 at 10:05 pm #


    sorry for your loss and my condolences.

  8. Little Ray December 27, 2006 at 10:18 pm #

    Condolences to you and your family. Be strong, dude.

  9. sourrain December 27, 2006 at 10:32 pm #

    rip.At least you can be consoled by the fact that she lead a long happy life

  10. deepa December 27, 2006 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m so sorry about your granny S.T, May her Soul Rest in Peace. Condolenses to you and your family.

  11. wingz December 28, 2006 at 12:51 am #

    my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  12. slacker December 28, 2006 at 1:25 am #

    ST, sorry for your loss…hope that you’d be ok.

  13. Kelvin December 28, 2006 at 1:37 am #

    sincere condolences dude

  14. terenceg December 28, 2006 at 10:48 am #

    sorry bro, my deepest condolence. HUGZ !!!!!

  15. Slinky December 28, 2006 at 11:48 am #

    Sorry to hear about the demise of your granny..

  16. suanie December 28, 2006 at 1:42 pm #


  17. v0ices December 28, 2006 at 2:14 pm #

    My condolences. May she RIP

  18. steelrage December 28, 2006 at 2:42 pm #

    sorry to hear abt that mate..

  19. puxape December 28, 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    My sincere condolences to you ST…

  20. Adam December 28, 2006 at 9:53 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your granny. My deepest condolences.

  21. sotong December 28, 2006 at 11:03 pm #

    My deepest condolence… *hugs*

  22. kenJJ December 29, 2006 at 3:21 am #

    Really sorry to hear that. My deepest condolence to you and your family. God bless and take care.

  23. Ethan Hunt December 29, 2006 at 7:28 am #

    Sorry to hear about your granny dude. May she R.I.P and god bless.

  24. icemilo December 29, 2006 at 11:16 am #

    My condolences, RIP to ST grandma

  25. pinolobu December 29, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    Commiserations. My “British granny” died at the age of 90 something too years back.

  26. ShaolinTiger December 29, 2006 at 5:55 pm #

    Thanks all, at least she had a good long life and will be remembered fondly by us!

  27. KY December 30, 2006 at 11:23 am #

    My condolences.

  28. Reuben January 2, 2007 at 9:47 am #

    Sorry to hear that ST.

    And the brandy in milk is pure genius, in fact, i believe i will have some before i go to sleep.

    RIP ST’s gran.