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Granny's Place


I had a nice day yesterday. I went round to my nan's house to watch afternoon tv, drink hot ribena and have a chat. My nan is a bit of a loud mouth cockney, she grew up in Islington on Thornhill Crescent, as a youth she worked at a picture house in Angel and got sacked for nicking a fiver. All the recent stabbings make her cry. I tried to get a photo of her, possibly throwing fours, but she hadn't had her hair set and so point blank refused. Why is that old women can afford to go to the hairdresser multiple times a week? I swear they go in just to get it washed.


Anyway, I grabbed a couple shots of my sister Sarah instead, more here. When did such amazing carpet die? Does it only now exist in the time warp that is grandparents' houses? I hate the 90's... it came in and sent everybody crazy for pine wood everything. I blame Ikea.... it killed true style, or at least carpet!

On the way back home, I was stuck in relatively slow moving traffic. My phone beeped so I picked it up.... a text message from Biz.... whilst reading, I crashed into the back of an old man's car. I crapped myself, threw my phone at my sister, ripped out my cd player, which was blasting Lil Wayne - I needed to look as innocent as possible, and Lil Wayne does not give off that vibe... Thankfully, in the end it was only minor damage and the man was so old he probably didn't give a shit , he just looked at my face and told me I could go.

Moral of this post: I love old people. They are the best.

21 comments:

NO-BIZZI said...

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ ON THIS BLOG!

LOL

I WANT TO MEET YOUR NAN BAAAAAAD AND WE NEEEEED A FOURS PHOTO OF HER!

P.s its not my fault about the crash...blame Lil Wayne

yeahisaidit said...

amazing post.

You gotta love the old people (with the exception of one that wet herself on the bus on the number 43 beside me not that long ago. Yes it got on me too).

mcneish said...

" I think between the carpet and all the ornaments you jus know when your at your nans house "

One of my personal faves is when my nan tries to tell me whats happening in the soap operas she likes to watch .. but just cant remember any ones names ...

Its like a soap opera in its self!!

Anonymous said...

Grandparents rule!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your pics- what camera were you using?

illsun said...

awesome - although more photos of a female triber I know where these comments are going in a minute....

Anonymous said...

yep, she is hot.

Ginger Kid said...

Yeah my favourite post on ATCN yet.

So i present you with...

THE TRIBE AWARD FOR BEST POST 2008.

(I must stress these are not official awards, they are only for comedic affect. And to ammuse myself on a saturday afternoon.)

Sorry Biz I will stop giving uot awards.

Anonymous said...

I tried to introduce my gran to sky tv the other day
lets just say that she wasnt having a bar of it!

Old people are funny!

SPECKS said...

i've got a NIKON D80, 18-135mm lens... its an absolute beast, i love it.

"My granny is better than yours"... honestly, she may have set the bar.

The challenge has been set... send any granny, granddad, old folk, related pics into the tribe. House interiors, granny fours, a drawer full of bounty chocolate bars... (the last might only apply to mine)

If you dont have a granny, steal one for the day.

Send them in...

info@atribecallednext.com

its only me said...

My granddad is 82 years old and he flys round in his ford ka like a young boy racer.

He calls himself the better looking Lewis Hamilton

i hope im that energetic when im 82!

Anonymous said...

that girl is beautiful, as is specks.

love for atcn

Anonymous said...

why is it
ur grandma has a home remedy for everything?

Phoebe said...

Sick post, Specks! Your Nan sounds like an absolute legend!

Also- your sister has amazing eyebrows. I do love a good set of eyebrows.

NO-BIZZI said...

LOL

DELS (Kieren Dickins) said...

LOL @ Phoebe.

BEAUTIFUL imagery Specks!

tel said...

Your nan wanna sell her carpet...that came out wrong

Sarah B said...

i like how you waited til nan had gone to the butchers to get our scotch eggs...before you whipped out your camera.i had no idea what these would turn out like...when you was like "Sarah lie on the carpet"....do I have to?....your like "do it"

i liked your quick reaction time u threw your cd player at me quick time.haha.

freya said...

hahahaaaa. Sarah lie on the carpet. Do it.

Yeah man, old people are cool. I work in a pub in which countless oldies dwell throughout the week, eating carvery, and drinking tea. I love the ones who booze it up at midday. Large Merlot please. Pint of Bitter my love. haha.

yeahisaidit said...

scotch eggs and hot ribena? I wish she was my nan.

EXPLOREdesign said...

great photos. repects to specks and the power of the nikon D80. sarah you look amazing as usual.

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