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We also just finished watching it as well and enjoyed it. Thanks again Gary for the heads up. As you wrote, Alex, it is along the same lines as Upstairs Downstairs, altho I never watched the entire series of that, - just caught a few episodes.
So is it going to be on every Sunday now? Does anyone have any idea how many episodes there are in this first part of it. Apparently a 2nd series of DAbbey is being produced now (or might have already been made). I believe someone on my book group said they are already watching the 2nd series in UK.
The Ladies have made excellent suggestions on what to do with your Grandkids. Might I add that a visit to the library might be less expensive than purchasing, but of course you could leave the books with the boys as a gift. As for a snack, try the health food store or section of a large grocery and maybe choose some snack bars that are really healthy, even sugar/gluten/nut free. They still can be yummy and the worker couldn't possibly object! I also remember how a large cardboard box with a cut out window could double as a TV or puppet show venue. And I still love a good coloring book. Good Luck!
I hope that it is appopriate to ask for this advice on 'The Coffee Shop'?
I am allowed once a month for 1 hour to visit my 2 Grandson's age's 4 and 2 1/2 years at a Worker supervised office in Toronto. I, on my own, have been doing this for 4 months now and although somewhat uncomfortable the visits have gone very well. But I would appreciate helpfull suggestions on 2 aspects of my visits which I enjoy and wish they were more frequent.
1) Any suggestions on what a 70 year old might do to try to interact, entertain, play etc with the 2 boy's or do I just continue to try to talk occassionally with them and essentilly let them play with the toys provided?
2) The last time I visited I brought them a package of 'Gummy Bears' candies suggested by the Shoppers Drugmart Manager. The boy's loved the candies and ate them readily. I heard later that the Worker considered the 'Gummy Bears' inappropriate for the boy's. When I was trying to bring them a special treat and would do nothing to harm them. Apart from bringing them fruit like grapes and strawberries what could I bring them as a treat?
Perhaps a silly question but being single, 70 year old and not having been around children for many, many years I thought I would ask the folks at Zoomers 'The Coffee Shop' for possible input.
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