All you need is love – and mu­sic

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■ Having read a re­cent ar­ti­cle on grans I wanted to write about be­ing an older gran. I have two grand­chil­dren, both teenagers. I am 92 and they are 14 and 16. I thought I would never be a grand­par­ent, then this mir­a­cle hap­pened, not once but twice. Al­though un­able to join in long walks or ex­cit­ing ex­pe­di­tions there are other ways to be part of their lives. Our fam­ily has one great bond – mu­sic. Be­tween us we play the pi­ano, gui­tar, sax­o­phone and flute and we love to sing. When they visit the house is full of love, laugh­ter and mu­sic. I’m sure there are lots of other older grans and nanas who find dif­fer­ent ways of re­lat­ing to their grand­chil­dren, even if we can’t do a five-mile spon­sored walk or play a game of ten­nis. In the end only one thing mat­ters – and that’s love.

Pamela Cock­er­ill, Herts ■

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