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Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are informative sessions provided to prepare expecting parents for the birth of their child and the early days of being a parent.Most antenatal classes are run by Midwives and occasi...


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Kiara, Monique & Jennae

July 04, 2011 0 Comments Latest Updates by Janine Daniel
Kiara (10) and Monique (8) spent four days with us during the worst spell of weather East London has experienced in a while. There went my plans of having picnics on the beach, dune sliding (the girls, not yours truly) and a visit to a Touch Farm.

We did manage a quick walk down to the beach one morning but had to rush back as the rain and gale force winds made it very unpleasant. We were more fortunate the second time around. A lot of debris had been washed ashore and Kiara managed to build a hut with some of the reeds. It was very cosy and she stayed in it while Monique (we all her Mickie) and I went exploring the on the rocks.  

Luckily, they are at an age where they can entertain themselves. During the foul weather they watched TV, played computer games, read books and designed Princess Charlene's wedding gowns. Kiara made me a delicious omelette one morning. She also cleaned the cottage by dusting and sweeping (getting under gramps feet too).

Mickie's interests do not include cooking and cleaning. She likes to play on her own and is able to make up games using things in the cottage. Mickie loves to talk and can keep us amused for hours changing topics at a drop of a hat. Both girls like to sing and dance.    

Grandpa is an excellent "fixer of things". Kiara has realized this and more often than not, she brings something or other to be fixed.

I am blessed to have been able to bond with my four granddaughters, even if I do not spend that much time with Jennae (17). I love them and love to be around them. They make me laugh and grandpa sometimes has a chuckle too. They say the most incredible things. It's lovely having them to stay and when they go home, the house is so quiet and we miss them.