Interview With The Grannymar

25 Jul


I think interviewing other bloggers is a nice idea.  I will be doing it intermittently and I will begin with Grannymar.  It is her reward for guessing correctly that I speak the truth, nineteen out of twenty times.

I had better start with another truth: Grannymar is an imposter – she’s not a real granny; it’s a nickname:

The name Grannymar (one word) was conferred on  me when I was in my early twenties and I love it. The guy who gave me that handle nowadays drives a 100 miles to take me to lunch and then drives all the way back home again!  

Can you believe that?  She gets a free lunch!

Grannymar has a great blog; see it here.  She posts photos from her travels, especially of sculptures, which I love.  She talks about her life; she shares recipes; she tells jokes (many of which you will have seen on this blog); and she has an active social life with her toyboys.  

Let’s ask her a few questions:

How many colours has your hair been?

My father always referred to my rich auburn hair as my ‘crowning glory’!  (A girl needs some help when she is as thin as a skeleton with the covering skin the colour of putty with a supersized coating of dirty freckles in summertime!)  With the years nature has slowly faded the freckles and the colour from my hair, the gold has turned to silver about my face, but from the back view it now looks like dark brown.  Tilly, I suppose the question you are really asking is if I ever added colour to my locks?  The answer is: No. I never had any desire to.

Who is the most annoying celebrity?  Why?

Since I do not have a television – by choice – I manage to avoid being force-fed what so-called celebs are doing, wooing, eating, not eating, or generally how they are misbehaving.  So I am really unable to answer this one.

How do you cook eggs?

I love eggs boiled, baked or even caked, but when time is at a premium an omelette makes a quick and tasty meal.  Two or three eggs broken into a bowl and mixed with a fork to break the yolks and barely mix them through the whites (DO NOT BEAT).  Pour onto a hot greased pan and working quickly, draw the setting egg in towards the centre with a spatula, then tilt the pan to spread the uncooked liquid egg.  Repeat until all the ‘runny’ mixture has gone.  Sprinkle with scraps of chopped cooked ham, spring onions, tomatoes, cooked mushrooms or cheese.  A little filling goes a long way.  Fold over in half and serve with a salad or chips if you are feeling naughty.  Serve immediately!

Karaoke: with or without alcohol?

I do take a drink, but it is not necessary for me to be a fun player.

I have been to Karaoke, called to the stage, and tried to sing!  It was when Elly, my daughter, was at University in Scotland.  Back in those days I earned my stripes on my visits to see her, by being dragged to the students union, karaoke, pub quiz evenings & Sunday brunches where they read the papers and did the crosswords.  The excuse for bringing me was that I would be able to answer the ‘old’ questions!  Some of the grey cells still work! 😉

Can you do a foreign accent?

I do try, but it works best if I am imitating someone I know from another country.

Will you share an embarrassing moment?

Only one?  My life has been full of embarrassing moments but most have been chronicled on my blog (I am not shy!).  I am struggling to think of one not written about already. Nothing new comes to mind so in true Blue Peter  style I will give you a link to one I prepared earlier: An Idea  

Tell us something about yourself you haven’t yet shared in your blog.

After six years? My blog is me! I have at this stage even morphed into my blog handle. Now let me see….

I have a scar on one of my fingers from the time I broke a caravan window trying to reach a toyboy… I was inside and he was outside….

Now you will have to wait for the full story until I blog about it!!

What would you give up rather than your computer?


How do you feel about misplaced apostrophes?

As somebody who has and still struggles with spelling and grammar, if I was to worry about misplaced apostrophes…I would never open the laptop!

I get my message across in my own way.

Tell us why we should read your blog.

Because it is another wet day and you cannot go out to play!

Because I spout some rubbish almost everyday.

Because you can read about my Toyboys – but no stealing!!

And finally…

Because I offer you a very warm welcome.


And as an honest blogger, I can verify that last statement.  Go on over to Granny’s blog and say hello.  You’ll get a warm welcome!


All photographs copyright and courtesy of Grannymar.


33 Responses to “Interview With The Grannymar”

  1. alienhippy July 25, 2012 at 10:06 #

    I find the TV annoying and also choose to not be force-fed what so-called celebs are doing, wooing, eating, not eating, or generally how they are misbehaving. giggle. 🙂
    I do have a telly though for the kids and the hub. I just use it as a monitor to watch my repetitive DVDs. I’ll pop over and say hi to the Grannymar.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂


  2. laurieanicholslaurieanichols July 25, 2012 at 10:39 #

    I have to say that grannymar and you make me think of the saying two peas in a pod or perhaps peas and carrots or a pairing of wine and cheese. That was a nice interview and a great idea for a post!


  3. jmgoyder July 25, 2012 at 11:42 #

    Your questions are brilliant! I am going to check her out now.


  4. gigihawaii July 25, 2012 at 14:35 #

    Visited Grannymar’s blog and have added it to my Blogroll. Thanks, Tilly.


  5. terry1954 July 25, 2012 at 16:18 #

    very good!


  6. speccy July 25, 2012 at 18:00 #

    GM is a real star!


  7. judithatwood July 25, 2012 at 20:30 #

    Lovely subject, lovely post! 😎


  8. SchmidleysScribbling July 25, 2012 at 21:35 #

    GM your life is so interesting, you make me feel like a plain jane. My husband is called Pop a name conferred on him at age 5. Works well with grandkids. Dianne


    • grannymar July 25, 2012 at 22:56 #

      Dianne, my life has highs and lows just like everyone else. I work through the lows and dwell on the highs. It seems to work for me. I love my handle, and am quite happy when people use it.


  9. Elaine July 26, 2012 at 00:04 #

    Thank you for bringing us Grannymar!


  10. Three Well Beings July 26, 2012 at 00:56 #

    I enjoy being pointed in new directions! I’ll introduce myself! 🙂 Debra


  11. grannymar July 26, 2012 at 06:45 #

    Tilly, a great big thank you for taking the time to interview me and for introducing so many new friends to my blog. I have had a busy day exploring the blogs of all my new visitors. It was fun.


  12. Pseu July 26, 2012 at 08:42 #

    Beautifully answered Grannymar!


  13. kateshrewsday July 26, 2012 at 10:33 #

    Giving up chocolate rather than the computer: wow. Just, wow.

    A lovely interview, Grannymar 🙂


    • grannymar July 26, 2012 at 14:56 #

      Kate, chocolate does not talk to me, Bloggers do!


  14. bluebee July 26, 2012 at 11:25 #

    Enjoyed reading your questions and Grannymar’s answers – how does she find the energy for all that toy-boying?


  15. eof737 July 27, 2012 at 16:31 #

    Hell Grannymar! It’s a pleasure to meet you. 🙂


  16. adinparadise August 2, 2012 at 06:45 #

    I love the sound of Grannymar. Thanks for pointing me her way. 😉


  17. Barbara September 13, 2012 at 20:59 #

    She’s fab! Grannymar I mean, my second youngest auntie, I still find it hard to think of her as a granny’s age, although my dad (her brother) is grandad to my 15 & almost 18 year old children, so I guess she probably is 🙂

    As well as the red hair, I have inherited her dislike of television, while the rest of the family sit engrossed by the latest recordings (even they agree there is nothing decent on most evenings on terrestrial stations) I am finally able to join them now that I have an iPad and can sit with them in my own little world of the interweb

    And I’ve just taken up blogging too! Nothing like every day yet… Far too busy tidying my permanently messy house and playing in my newly (re-) discovered garden and kitchen since I stopped work.

    Thanks for your great interview 🙂


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