Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cross words

crossword edited
(Neat handwriting curtsey of my grandma)

Crosswords are darn good for the mind you know. Never has anything encouraged me to think about being depressed, hitting things and bemoaning in the space of five minutes (except maybe TOWIE of course!) In his day my granddaddy was an incredible crossword connoisseur and casting my mind back to my childhood I remember many an afternoon watching him and his thick rimmed spectacles hard at work. Occasionally I would offer my assistance and in that beautiful granddad way he always humoured me and my futile attempts to fill in the blanks. 

Sadly my granddad has now passed on to bigger and better places but in the black and white challenge of a crossword he lives on. My grandma, his ultimate partner in crime and deciphering is pretty whiz herself and the other day in the sunshine we set about this monster. 

Needless to say despite my advancing years my crossword skills remain as absent as ever.
One day gramps I'll be half as good as you were.
And my wont that be grand.

8 comments:

Le Material Girl said...

i actually like crosswords... and sudoku.
Am I weird? nope! I just like to keep my mind active! ;-)

Great post! :)
xo

Sarah Madden said...

Jules - Nooo I think it's a great thing! I love them :) x

Lauren said...

I am AWFUL at crosswords. :( xo

Sophie - Country girl said...

I am hopeless at the cryptic clues, shocking!

Soph. said...

I love the idea of crosswords and stuff but I am beyond rubbish at them!!

Your Grandma has the same writing as my nan! Reckon it's an old persons thing?! ;) Xx

Victoria Blossom said...

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Gemma Satire said...

I'm crap at all things crossword Sarah! Like seriously, I'm sitting there for hours trying to get one of the answers. And I'm no good at wordsearches either. My Grandad was good at crosswords too though, it must be a generational thing! Btw loving this new blog, I forget to mention, I love the ponderings you have...they are so genuinue and interesting and different. Kinda getting sick of all these fashion blogs becoming the same!

Gemma x

www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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