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We are great proponents of Grandparents Day
– what a perfect opportunity to celebrate those grannies, grandpas, gogos, umkhulus,  umakhulus, oumas, oupas,
nonnas….grandparents that are highly appreciated
for all the joy and wisdom that they bring to our lives!




Am I the only Grandparent who missed Grandparents Day on October 6th?
What a crying shame!
Next year, I will be sending reminders two weeks in advance, along with a gift registry.

We should celebrate Grandparents Day.

In fact, I think we should make a big deal out of it.
Think about it – the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is one of the most loving, sweetest and functional relationships you can ever find.

What do I mean? Well, look at it this way: It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. As ‘gran’, and a pensioner, I have a lot more time to listen to my grandchildren’s stories about anything and everything that is often absolutely nothing. On their side, they have, in me, an adult friend who actually has time (all day in fact) and can actually dish out wisdom collected over a period of over 65 years – free of charge.

Is there a better way to get to know each other?
And form firm bonds?
My 11 year old granddaughter now calls me her “BFF” (Best Friend for Life).

So, I suggest that Grandparent’s Day should be celebrated
in the same vein as the likes of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

So next year, on Grandparents, expect a gift.
Or better still, call for one.
Remind everybody that your day, as grandparent,
is coming and you are expecting many gifts.


Mango Go Rewards


And if they have no clue what to get you,
I suggest you send them to Mango Airlines for a wonderful gift idea called Go Rewards.
All they need do is book to fly Mango on their next air travel
and take advantage of Mango’s Go Rewards.  

The Go Rewards are retrievable online with every Mango ticket bought, and you qualify for 3 rewards up to the value of R 2000*. Return tickets double the rewards. These Go Rewards are a voucher that allows you to go to restaurants, movies, pampering, outdoor experiences, fashion and much more cool stuff.
Go Rewards can sure be a thing between you and your favourite grandchild.


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  • Marilyn Mills says:

    My grandsons school Edgemead Primary celebrated Grandparents day on the 14th October with a free concert for all the grandparents. All the grade 1 – 3 children participated and it was a woderful treat!

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