I loved it and she always had my favourite Cadbury's Caramel chocolate bar and sweets waiting for me. It was a little girls dream! I was the only grandchild up until I was eight, so I had her undivided attention in my life.
A special day for me was when I went round and she had bought me a three storey Sindy house. My life was complete!
She used to take me on day trips to the seaside with her and she took me on my first holiday to Wales. I can remember being so excited that my parents got fed up of me talking about it!
Even now, I remember my Saturdays with her so clearly. She would make me a prawn cocktail starter, followed by a roast dinner. Depending on the weather, we would play tennis or darts outside or play cards and watch black and white movies all afternoon. We would then have salmon sandwiches and trifle for supper and watch game shows on the television.
Isn't it funny how things can stick clearly in your mind! It's only since I've got older that I've realised she must have been so tired at the weekend, as she worked full time until she retired. Nevertheless she still had all that time for me.
When I was seventeen, she moved away to be with my auntie and I really struggled with that. I knew she was only a couple of hours drive but it was still tough, especially when I had my own daughters. I used to go to see them when I could, but unfortunately my grandad died a few days after I had my second girl so he never got to see her. He spent a lot of my childhood poorly due to ill health and I always remember him sitting in his chair eating toffees.
My eldest daughter got to spend more time as a toddler with her than my youngest, as my Nanna died not long after my grandad. I'm sad that they didn't get to experience all the things with her that I did. Thank you Nanna for always being there for me when I needed you.