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Grandma Gobble-dee-gook

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People say that there is nothing quite like a handwritten letter to show you that someone has taken the time to let you know that they are thinking of you.

I say…those people have never received a text message from my mother!

When you hear that familiar tinkling phone alert, and it says ‘Mums Mobile’ you just know that hours of fun await you…as you attempt to decipher what she has written.

Sometimes she types in a way that you’d be forgiven for thinking that she was Russian (and had a few too many vodka’s for breakfast) other times her accent has more of a Mongolian flavour.

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I have never met anyone that could turn a single sentence into such a complex brain-teaser. Egyptian hieroglyphics have nothing on my mum! It is truly a gift!

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In fact, they are so special, that all SMS messages from my mother have henceforth been renamed.

They shall now be known, quite fittingly, as N-anagrams!

Do you know anyone that struggles to text too? Or is she a rarity in this day and age?



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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