Because it's International Women's Day: this brilliant woman. A teacher and headmistress, a church warden, a Cockney, a Labour activist, a ferocious card shark, a globe traveller, a diehard Gooner, a poetry and true crime and Agatha Christie enthusiast, a gardener, a still-life painter, a mother of four, a highly sweet-toothed, small and round, survivor-of-three-heart-attacks and scared-of-nothing-but-god BAD-ASS. 
Gran, here grinning regally or mischievously in god knows what year (because she never really aged), looking every bit like the legend she was. I love this picture, which I think my grandad probably took, a lot.
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  • mtthwhllBecause it's International Women's Day: this brilliant woman. A teacher and headmistress, a church warden, a Cockney, a Labour activist, a ferocious card shark, a globe traveller, a diehard Gooner, a poetry and true crime and Agatha Christie enthusiast, a gardener, a still-life painter, a mother of four, a highly sweet-toothed, small and round, survivor-of-three-heart-attacks and scared-of-nothing-but-god BAD-ASS.
    Gran, here grinning regally or mischievously in god knows what year (because she never really aged), looking every bit like the legend she was. I love this picture, which I think my grandad probably took, a lot.

  • twirlingteacupsShe looks wonderful.
  • iamamroWhat a lady!
  • wintrybitsWhat an epic gran!
  • naomiruthwellsSounds like she was an amazing lady! Wonderful photo! x
  • samrandomnumberShe looks and sounds bloomin' marvellous.
  • siubhanreid🙌🙌🙌
  • trystan1975Nan was awesome! I remember her taking me down into the cellar at her old house and always having 'fizzy pop' in storage in the pantry. I miss her loads. XXX
  • gabzhill❤️❤️❤️
  • mtthwhll@trystan1975 me too. My favourite thing was two different soups in a bowl with a mash potato barrier between them!
  • trystan1975Lol! I'd forgotten about that! She had the awesome scary house in Bisley with boot wearing fairies in the cellar. Plus there was the upstairs toilet with the clover loo roll that never ever got used!
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