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Sulking or frowning seems churlish, when everything works, everything’s clean and everyone’s smiling. You’re not tall enough.” Thank goodness for height restrictions. As a post-war baby, Chessington – when it was just a zoo and not a “World of Adventures” – was the closest I came to an exciting day out. Would I have discovered the glorious old rolling stock, steam engines and the charming staff at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, if I didn’t have a four-year-old, train-obsessed grandson? ” said Jackson, as he clambered aboard and saw the corridors and leather-strapped windows. Now, on long train or plane journeys, instead of ploughing through an improving novel or fiddling with the “entertainment system”, I find that a packet of crayons and some colouring books is a relaxing and constructive way to pass the time and my sketching skills are improving, as I have to draw everything from Spiderman to the Polar Express.
I stopped smiling when Daisy-Jude and Jackson said they wanted to go on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, one of the so-called big thrills. I pretended to be disappointed as I steered them towards Peter Pan’s Flight. Now, with two grandchildren in England and one (two-year-old Ruby) in Sydney, Australia, I’m seeing places and doing things I’d never, ever have chosen to do, without a grandchild clutching my hand. Invited onto the footplate to shovel coal, he was almost bursting with happiness as we steamed through the golden Sussex countryside. I am a grandmother and I am doing this for my grandchildren, I told myself firmly, as I boogied round the balcony, at the stage show of High School Musical. Modern museums like the London Transport – where you can clamber over everything and drive a bus or a train – are a million miles from the fusty, “hands off” museum memories of my childhood.
Then my daughter and son-in-law announced that they couldn’t get time off work (how hard did they try? So my husband and I took Daisy-Jude, 8, and Jackson, 4, on the Eurostar to Paris, with the instruction: “Have fun”. Apart from the huge responsibility of looking after two young children, it was all a big, cynical marketing exercise, wasn’t it?
I was bound to get exasperated by the relentless chirpiness of Mickey and his mates, the “cute” songs, the jaunty parades.
My circle of friends and acquaintances has become much smaller.
I have had to cope with various health problems alone.
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