Oh yes - it's around 34 degrees outside, and we're watching the progress of tropical storm Bill as it crosses the Atlantic. It's pretty important to keep an eye on the development of any possible hurricanes after Ike passed through here last September!
Monday, 17 August 2009
Letter from America
Just 2 weeks ago I was on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, using my hour up there to share the words which people had sent to me ( see previous posting). While I was up there, I learned news of the birth of my first grandchild, Madeleine, in Texas. Well here I am, 2 weeks later, in Houston Texas visiting my new granddaughter and helping out the new parents. Did all this really happen in 2 weeks?!
I'm taking this grandparenting seriously, and just a short while ago I sang her lullabies and rocked her to sleep in my arms, then passed her over to her equally-doting granddad so I could check in here.
There are lots of photos of the new-born Madeleine at her mum's blog, and you can see what my local newspaper said about me learning I'd become a grandma whilst up on the Plinth.