Sunday, 2 October 2011

Storytelling Sunday - The Magic Teapot

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Kirsty. She had a granny called Nanny Linda (she still does, Nanny Linda is 90 next Spring) who was very fond of a nice cup of tea. Kirsty often visited Nanny Linda and quickly also learned to enjoy a nice cup of tea. This is also where Kirsty got her love of chocolate from as Nanny Linda worked in a Newsagent and regularly bought all her grandchildren big boxes of Cadbury chocolate buttons and Sherbet Dips. She still never visits her great-grandchildren without bringing a sweet treat for them.
The Little Girl - Me!  c1975
Nanny Linda and my Grandad with my Mum c 1960
Nanny Linda lived in a pretty little bungalow all by herself, as Grandad had died when Kirsty was only small. She had lots of beautiful things which Kirsty loved to look at: collections of blue and green Wedgewood  porcelain, a Chinese tea set in a shiny glass cabinet and lots of family photos in polished silver frames. Most special of all, though, was Nanny Linda's Magic Teapot. The first thing Nanny did after giving Kirsty a kiss and a bar of chocolate was to make a pot of tea.
And this teapot was never empty! There was always enough for another 'cuppa'.
Always.
Throughout Kirsty's childhood she never saw the Magic Teapot run dry! She believed in the Magic Teapot with the same fervour as she believed in Father Christmas.
Nanny Linda and my Mum 1982

 Nanny Linda, aged 89, still lives by herself in a pretty little bungalow, only a few doors away from where she lived then, although she has married and buried a second husband in that time. She is independent and capable, not only does she still drive but she acts as chauffeur for several other 'Old Dears', who are all a decade younger than she is. Her collections has expanded to include Lladro, spoons, and tiny decorative teapots. She will still offer tea and cake as soon as anyone enters the house. The little girl is all grown up now and her own son and daughter are adored and spoilt by Nanny Linda.
4 Generations
 (Brought to you as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday - the first time I have joined in. Go over here to read some more stories.)
  

15 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

I love your story about your nanna. I had a really good one too. Thanks for making me recall my own fond memories!

Ladkyis said...

What a beautiful story, I wonder who will inherit the magic teapot... thank you for sharing

Sian said...

What a really lovely story Kirsty! And what a gorgeous picture of you as a little girl. Such a charmer :) and the other one of the generations together, that's one to treasure.

Thank you so much for joining in today Kirsty - it's a pleasure to have you with us

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely story....it brought back memories of my own grandma....and my visits to her.

Julia Dunnit said...

How lovely. How marvellous that Nanny Linda is still so independant. And long live the Magic teapot - of such things are generations bound. Wonderful pics Kirsty!

Julie J said...

Got me thinking of my Grandmas. Love your photo - you can clearly see you are four generations of the same family.

angelfish (fiona) said...

What a cutie you were in that early photo and how wonderful to see four generations of your family in one picture. A really lovely story for your first time. I think this month is my third, but I'm a bit sporadic!

S said...

Lovely story; makes me want a cuppa. And what a treasure to have a photograph of 4 generations of sweets-loving ladies.

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a beautiful story.

Lynn said...

Such a lovely story Kirsty and great to have all those fantastic photos - it bought to my mind many memories of both my grandmothers which I must get down on paper.

Ifa said...

What a lovely memory.

furrypig said...

sweet story and such a great photo of the 4 generations there is definitely a family resemblance there! This would make such a great scrapbook page xxx

Becky said...

What a lovely story and I love the photograph at the end.

humel said...

So glad you joined in! What a beautiful story, beautifully told, and beautifully illustrated with those gorgeous photos :)

Jimjams said...

Lovely lovely story Kirsty and what a magnificent photo of the four generations!