This time it's not Granny Squares....it's my Grandad Sid!


This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.


This time it's not Granny Squares....it's my Grandad Sid!


Today I have no crafty project or work in progress to share with you, instead I thought I would just come have a natter.
I do hope you are all doing fine and your having a tremendous week?
My week is off to a lovely start. I've been having a truly fabulous and fun time reading all of the AMAZING entries for our Y.A.R.N competition. You guys are so magically talented its just unreal!!!
I really am so excited to pick a winner, although I'm just not sure how? They are all so so good!
Yesterday I had a very quiet Easter Monday at home. I watched movies and read and only stepped out of my pajamas when the rain stopped for a brief hour or so.
I had waited all morning for the rain to stop. I had been a little desperate to go outside and play around with my camera. I made the most of the tiny spot of sunshine by running across the road to our local park, camera at hand.
I wanted to play around with some of the different features and try out a my lenses. I wanted to get to know my camera a little better. :-)
Now I know that I wont be winning any photo awards, but I did really enjoy taking these pictures. It was so nice to be out in the fresh air with the brief appearance of the sun shining over me.






I really loved walking around the park. It gave me a quiet and clear moment to myself. I thought about so many things....about the blog, Dennis, learning German, work and my Grandad Sid.
Now this is not meant to be down or depressing in anyway. So I really hope I don't come across that way.
I had been thinking about my Grandad Sid, as today it has been nine years since he passed away.
As the blog is such an important part of my life and Grandad was also. I thought I would honour my Grandad by remembering him and sharing with you all how much of a brilliant man he was.


My Grandad was my buddy, he was the kindest and most generous person in the world. Grandad was clever and creative, he encouraged me and supported everything I did.
It was Grandad that paid for my early dance classes, he never knew that I got into a dance school and never saw me dance professionally. I really wish he could have seen me.
I hope he knows how much I loved him and miss him. Most of all I really hope I can make him as proud as he made me.
My Grandad was really special. I do hope you don't mind me sharing him with you.

Make it the best week!!!!! :-)



This post was originally posted on 10th April 2012.
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