Friday, 8 May 2015

She's here

Well I joked that she would wait until I had finished all the knitting and perhaps she did!  After all the baby chat I thought a photo or two would be in order

Meet Isabella Harriet, born in the middle of our general election, weighing 9lb 7oz. Delivered with the utmost care by our incomparable NHS.

Proud Granny but also a little fearful for her's and the future of other children born at this time.  

Already the totally free education available to me and my fellow 60 somethings - free right up to graduation with our Batchelor's degrees - is not available to our children and grandchildren. And now we fear that the healthcare we and our children have taken for granted, healthcare that is delivered to every one in the UK free at the point of delivery, regardless of income will to some extent be denied to this new generation. Already Conservative politicians are talking about resorting to a state funded healthcare restricted to little more than first aid and emergency medicine.

And don't get me started on how we will afford to care for our elderly, and those too sick to work...

We shall just have to wait and see. In the mean time we, this little girl's family are determined that she and all the children of the extended family will be loved and cherished and as protected as possible from some of these harsh realities for as long as possible.

Thank you for listening




Jennifer Hays said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! She is lovely.

Annie Cholewa said...

Congratulations m'dear ... she is adorable.

First grandbaby due Friday here ... we are all beginning to be rather excited :)

kristieinbc said...

Congratulations! She's lovely, and that is a beautiful picture of you holding her. Let's hope this next generation have some ideas for making things better.

Anita said...

Firstly congratulations on the arrival of your little grand daughter, she is absolutely gorgeous. It is sad about the education and health situation that is heading our way. Here in Australia we have many problems arising too.
Hugs, Anita.

Knitrageous said...

She's beautiful. Many good things await her.

Anna said...

I've just rejoined the Labour party, so dismayed about the future of our grandchildren... 30,000 people have joined since the election...

Swissrose said...

Late to the party due to gallivanting all through May, but - Congratulations on your new granddaughter and may she thrive :)!!

Goodness, it's all babies lately…. my cousin's daughter, my daughter's son, then a Royal princess and your little girl now, too! I wonder if you'll be knitting up Charlotte's layette for Isabella from Ravelry?! ;)