The Spiky Nana Backs!

By Alison April 15, 2005 5 Comments 1 Min Read


Allow me to introduce the other men in my life, My gorgeous Daddy and my scrumptious little nephew, Gabriel.

For some reason they call themselves the Spiky Nana Backs- now this is a long story: Gabriel likes cars. To put it mildly, more than your average child. His favorite outing ever is a trip to the carwash in my Dads van, and it is for this reason that my Dad christened him an anorak (like a train spotter, yes?) . One day as they were getting ready to go to an extra special car wash, my Dad put gel on both their heads and told Gabriel he was a spiky anorak. Gabriel fell about laughing, misunderstood completely and forever after has called himself and his GanGan the Spiky Nana Backs.

I tell you this because it makes me laugh, because Finley walks around with a black and white photograph of Gabriel, who he thinks he is the coolest thing on the planet, and because Gabriel isn’t well today and because he lives so far away I can’t kiss him better- so this is a virtual hug!

And furthermore, after one senior moment after another, my clever Daddy has finally got his scrumptious furniture business online.

We got there in the end Dad!



  1. flossy says:

    Alison, I am so incredibly jealous of you right now! Your dad's furniture is absolutely to die for – I Love, love, love it, and I want some NOW. Does he happen to ship to Australia? lol
    I hope Gabriel is feeling better really soon, he's lucky to have you as his Aunty 🙂
    (I have a Gabrielle!)
    Lots of love and light to you all…

  2. Ahhaha … that's so funny! Please tell me that your Dad; Gabriel and Finley are going to be performing at family get~togethers as 'GanGan and the Spiky Nana Backs' !?! I'm off to check out your Dad's furniture now …

  3. amy says:

    Oh gosh how yummy is that! Alison Congrats to your papa! And you! Gabriel is quite a little man! This made me smile this morning:) Thank you! I to am off to visit your papas furniture store!

  4. kali says:

    Thanks for the laugh Alison…gotta love those special (and precious) 'things' between children and their grand parents!
    I'm off now to go and check your Daddy's goodies! You sound extremely proud of him…

  5. Louise says:

    Alison – what wonderful men (big and little!) you have in your life! You must be so very proud! And your Papa's furniture… I wish I could sprout wings and cross the pond to see it all! Just lovely!

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