five things I've learnt from my nana!
So my lovely Nana arrived yesterday from New Zealand! For those of you who don't know, my mother dearest is from New Zealand and thus, cue Nana. She's staying for a month which is going to be lovely and she provided some inspiration for my Friday Five!
1. How to craft - You name it and I'm fairly sure she taught me it: crochet, knit, hand sew, sewing machine sew, french knit (which is in a whole other world of its own!), make lacy daisies from pin wheel contraptions! Most of this I've forgotten (ha) but from the ripe age of 4, Nana was showing me how to craft!
2. Logic puzzles are good for you! - So, funny story. Because I took forever popping out of Mum's womb, Nana bought her first ever crossword puzzle book and ever since then, she does at least one a day. She gets up at the crack of dawn normally (why I don't know) and she goes and gets the early morning paper and before anyone else is even awake, she's finished one if not two. She swears by them. And I swear it's what has kept her so sharp-tongued HA!
3. When you don't know what to do, drink tea - I've worked out that it was my Nana and Grandad that began my tea addiction. Mum reckons I was drinking tea (in VERY small amounts!) by the age of 3! Whenever someone is happy or upset or angry or really any emotion, Nana generally suggests we have tea. And I agree.
4. It's perfectly acceptable to appreciate fine, young men - This mildly concerns me but there are some things you have to live with. Nana has ALWAYS had a habit of being not-so-subtle when attractive men are in the vicinity. When I was younger she used to nudge me when she saw any male that was anywhere near my age and make 'Oohh' sounds and chuckle. I've just learned to embrace it and go with it. She mostly just does this over Justin now (phew!) but she's not averse to remarking loudly in cinemas that the male lead is very attractive.
5. Short people are the best kind of people - I stand at a whooping 5'3". On my Mum's side of the family, I am the tallest female. You read me correctly. Nana milks being short though - she asks cute shop attendants to reach anything on the top shelf, people find her height so endearing they give her discounts and it means that when she's doing something really embarrassing, she can easily hide whilst my head pokes up and I cop the blame.
In summation, my Nana is the best Nana out there.