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10 reasons I’m like a Nana. (And I don’t even care!!)

I am actually only in my early 30s, however, I feel I have way more in common with an 80 year old Nana, and I’m not even ashamed!! I may give off the impression that I’m a little bit cool, (I’m picturing my daughter reading this at 17 and cringing at that, mwahahahaha!), I take my family to festivals, have pink hair and tattoos and wear batman logo t-shirts but if you want to know the real truth about how rock and roll  I really am, just read on!! (This just popped into my head when I mentioned Batman in the context of Nanas, makes me laugh every time I see it!)


Image source http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/nana-batman.jpg

  1. I think purple rinses are a brilliant idea. (Except I’d have pink of course!)
  2. I like to be in bed by 10pm. I mean actually like, as in enjoy. Bed is bliss!
  3. Pajamas are the best invention in the world. I am in them as soon as I get home and I know I’m not going back out again. (Well, pj bottoms anyway, I’m not that bad. The habit has now spread to my children too. Except they go full pajama!)
  4. I’ve recently got into crochet. I know that’s cool now so I’ll just reassure you that I liked knitting before it was a thing. (I’m just slow, I have a scarf I’ve been working on for around 10 years. Literally. It’s longer the Dr Whos’ now.)
  5. I like my cakes traditional. I’ll take victoria sponge or coffee and walnut over cardamom and bacon. (I may have made that last one up!)
  6. I don’t like gruesome, gory, unpleasant tv stuff. Well, I’ll watch certain things like that, (Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, I’m looking at you!), but I’d much rather a nice cuppa in front of Midsomer Murders. (John Nettles episodes though please.)
  7. Which brings me neatly on to tea. Ahhhh tea. I can usually be heard saying either; ‘Shall we have a nice cup of tea?’, ‘Would you like tea?’, ‘Tea?’, It’s definitely your turn to make the tea.’
  8. I genuinely like teapots. I don’t use one often but I can totally see myself with a teapot collection in the future.
  9. I also think tea cosies are a genius idea. Beanie hats for teapots, what’s not to love?!
  10. I love garden centres. There is something so amazing about them, the gifts, the mugs, (did I mention I have a thing for mugs too?!), beautiful flowers and best of all? Cafes with traditional cakes, and usually tea in bone china! (This is something that my husband thinks I’m extra Nana-ish for. He just doesn’t get it, luckily, most of my super cool friends feel the same!)

How about you lovely readers, are you like me and stepping happily into Nana-dom a few decades early or are you sitting recovering from a wild party weekend, or even worse, reading this on Monday because you were still partying tonight*?? 😉

*This is actually not totally worse, I am kind of jealous, although I’ll feel so much better for my night of tea and slippers at 6am tomorrow! 😀

See, Nana-dom has taken me early!

See, Nana -dom has taken me early, I made this all by myself!






  1. January 31, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Haha this made me giggle, and I am just the same! I am actually in love with my beautiful tea pot. Remind me to show you a pic of it sometime (or call in for a brew if you’re ever over this way). Tea pots are the best.

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 1, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Ooooh I am actually excited!! 😀 I just knew we were kindred spirits. 🙂 xx

  2. Lindsay Thomson
    February 1, 2016 / 3:55 am

    I’m reading this on Monday… at 3.52am.. I wish I’d been out partying but it’s actually due to waking children.
    I’m with you on the tea… and pj’s. And teapots and I’d love to learn how to crochet. Xxx great read. X you are brilliant Mrs Pink rinse!!!

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 1, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Oh I’m sorry your children woke you at such a hideous hour!! The only time I see any early hours anymore is child related. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I taught myself crochet watching YouTube tutorials. Apparently my granny taught me when I was little too, although I don’t remember but it must have gone it. I’ll teach you anytime! 🙂 We should have a tea and crochet morning!xxx

  3. February 1, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I think I’m a nana too based on this list! And that hat is fab! #fartglitter

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 1, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      I’m gathering up quite a crew of us early nanas now! I bet we’ll have a rebellion at 60 and be out clubbing until all hours though! 🙂 Thanks, I was so proud of myself for making it!! 🙂

  4. February 2, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    There is nothing wrong with being a nana. Sometimes they’re right! And they have the tea. You’ve got to keep in with the people who have the tea and may make the cakes to go with it.

    I love that hat! Very cosy 🙂

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 5, 2016 / 5:34 pm

      You are so right! I happen to think that Nanas are pretty awesome. They have so much life knowledge to share with their tea in pots and delicious homemade victoria sponge! 🙂

      I was so proud, it was my first crochet make!!

  5. February 3, 2016 / 1:11 am

    Oh flip, apparently I’m basically a nana too. 10pm? That’s late. I’m usually in the land of nod by 8.30. Ah, tea and cake- bliss.


  6. February 5, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Hahaha…That makes the two of us! I love my sleep too much and yes, a cuppa and a book/TV is way better than a night out. I don’t even think I can make it out of the front door and high heels? What are high heels? Oh yes, and I have started saying “In my time….”…I have to stop that! BTW, you’ll be a COOL Nana!

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 8, 2016 / 7:46 am

      In my time! Love it!! I’ve started saying; ‘when I was young!!!’ So old!! we really really need to meet up for a night IN!!

  7. February 15, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I read this. I loved it and I realised that all these things are things I love too which totally makes me like a Nana too. Awkward! Lets be Nanas together.

    • Pink Pear Bear
      February 15, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Yay! Let’s here it for knitting & teacakes!! 🙂

      • Pink Pear Bear
        February 15, 2016 / 4:18 pm

        Argh! A typo!!!! Hear hear hear it!!!! I’ve just done a marathon comment sesh & it’s melted my brain!!

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