Thursday 31 March 2011


The young and old* scientists bonding on the sofa in Nottingham.

*Human Grandad: research chemist, pharmacist, WW2 RAF pilot, and absolutely best father ever (says Gail). Now in his 90th year.


  1. I'll bet your grandpa is a fangtastic fella to talk with. I am sure he has many interesting thingys to say... All that education... and a PILOT too?? What a totally fascinating life he has led.
    NOW I see where all of your interest in science comes from... It's in your furs. hehehee

  2. Bertie, our Mom has something to say to Gail so we'll turn this over to her.

    Gail, all I can say is enjoy your Dad as much as you can - these days are precious - he looks like such a sweetie!! I lost my Dad four years ago, but I am so thankful for the memories of that wonderful man. Like you, I thought he was the best Father ever.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  3. OOhhh looks like you have a Pawsome Grandpa!

    Looks like you both really enjoy each other!


    woo woos, Tessa

  4. We hope you had a wonderful visit! Did you get to go on the train??

  5. How wonderful it is to have your dad around. You must be as proud of him, as he, most certainly, will be of you!
    (I miss my dad)
    Remember to make the best of each precious moment. The present is exactly that - a 'present'.
    Sending lotsaluv

  6. What a wonderful photo Bertie. I bet you will both have a few things you can teach each other. Gail's Dad looks like a very nice man! How could he not, with you cuddled up to him!

  7. What an accomplished man your granded is. Thank you for introducing us to your scientific inspiration!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  8. It looks like you have found yourself a pawsome lap to lie on Bertie. Did you and your human-grandad discover any new theories about thermal heat transfer, or were you both too busy just enjoying the moment?

    Love and woofs to you both,

  9. WOW your grandpop is awesome!!!!! He's still looking good for a 90 year old! You are SO lucky to have such a great person like him in your life.

  10. We never met our Gwandpa, but our person says he was the best father ever. We are glad that you are sharing theorems and naps with your Granddad.

  11. Yep. Inspiration, it is. In so many ways. Inspiration to grow "old" with so much strength and character. Inspiration to cuddle up close. Inspiration to enjoy every moment. And inspiration to capture moments like this on film.

    Thank you. We know what we'll be doing in a few months...
    Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma)

  12. Bewtie
    I always knew you wewe lucky to have Gail, but now to heaw that this wondewful, bwilliant man is youw Gwnddad. WOW! no wondew that you awe so intewested in the skientifick studies.
    I know that snuggling wif youw Gwanddad, you will absowb a lot of his knowledge WooooHooooo
    May he stay fow a long long time inspiwing you
    smoochie kisses

  13. hey Bertie,

    What a pawsome human grandad you have! Such a sweet photo! He looks great, and you and your mom, Gail, are so lucky to have him in your lives. I bet he has amazing stories to tell, like his adventures as a pilot in WW2.

    Do you woof your scientific theories to him and get his professional opinion? Very cool! :->

    Enjoy every moment you can with him!


  14. He looks like a great sleeping companion, too.

    XXXOOO LDaisy, Kendra & Bella

  15. WOW!! he looks like one terrific guy!! and you both look soo happy together!! Enjoy my friend

    Jazzi and Addy

  16. BERTIE BERTIE BERTIE..PL2's Dad was a research chemist as well.. and was from England and would have been two years older than your GrandDad..but he wasn't RAF. Tell your GrandDad that Pl2's Mum used to say that the RAF boys were the most handsome ever!!! Love Your over the sea pals who are sadly looking at SNOW out of the window on APRIL the first... A+A

  17. Oh, Bertie! What a lucky guy you are to have such a fine grandad to help you along lifes way. Just the stories he could tell you!

    Cheers and hugs to both of you,