Steph at Thirty.

All her life I have known her,

My wonderful granddaughter.

Now reaching a magic age

Where a zero comes beyond the three.

A lady of confidence,

A lady who says what she means,

Does not suffer fools at all.

But in her time with me

We have an understanding,

Where we can talk of all things

And know exactly where we stand.

A wonderful relationship

Where two generations apart

Come together in harmony,

In harmony,

In respect,

And with love.


  • orchidee

    A lovley write Gold.
    We two, us two, have zero 'milestone' birthdays. Steph is 30, we shall be 3,000 next birthday! lol.

  • FineB

    Hello Andy,

    A wonderful write and tribute for your granddaughter.

    Have a lovely birthday celebration with your granddaughter. Happy Birthday.

    Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you FB, we had a great time, she ,her Mum and her friend came over for dinner, a good fun filled evening.


    • Neville

      what an absolutely heart warming and refreshing poem my friend ... clearly penned with your granddaughter in mind ... Happy 30th Birthday to Steph ...... 🙂

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Neville, she is a wonderful young lady with whom I get on very well.


        • Neville

          .......... I am sure she is Andy & can understand why you are so justifiably proud sir

          ... Neville

        • Fay Slimm.

          A lovely read Andy on this special occasion - Steph has a very understanding Grand-Dad and she must treasure your times spent together so may I add my Happy Birthday to a lady of 30 and wish her a beautiful day.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Fay, yes she is a treasure.


          • L. B. Mek

            'A wonderful relationship

            Where two generations apart

            Come together in harmony'
            hope you had a joyous celebration of such a momentous occasion,
            a 'toast' to you, for being one of those who truly get - the precious intricacies and cherished relationships of our lives,
            'salud' my wise friend

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you LB, yes we had a great time in celebrating her special day.


            • MendedFences27

              A wonderful tribute to a granddaughter of whom you must be most proud. Your relationship is a soothing combination of love and understanding. Wish her well from me and keep her close. - Phil A.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Phil, it is a great relationship.


              • Laura🌻


                The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is very special. I’ve witnessed with my own children and their grandparents —a special bond indeed.
                I would like to extend my belated birthday wishes to your granddaughter, Steph.
                Is she the granddaughter who studied French and Italian?

                Happy Sunday.

                N.B.-I enjoyed the video very much.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Laura. It is a special bond.

                  Steph was working in Beijing teaching Englisha= as a foreign language, she and her friend went on holiday to Laos before Corona broke out in China but they could not get back into China because of the virus, so they came home to England. They just cannot wait to get back to China as they enjoy their work so much.

                  Helena, the other one got a First Class Honours degree with distinctions in French and Italian, she is now in France with her boyfriend and will be going to work in Lyons University in September/October.


                  • Laura🌻

                    Congratulations and all the best to both of them!

                  • smileeshellyy

                    happy belated steph.
                    glad she has someone so creative and caring in her life to share such a wonderful story

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