Nan’s chain reaction to a trip to the mainland to see SuBo

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Tuesday was a very exciting day for my mother and grandmother. They both escaped from the island for a day and headed to Bournemouth, where they watched the fabulous Susan Boyle in concert, a Christmas present from me and Sarah.

My nan was thrilled when she opened her ticket, mum not so. She’s more Bohemian. If they were for Kate Bush or The Cure maybe we would have received a similar response.

Burger King, Asda and Starbucks were the first places on her list she was to visit. Not the beach or the pier. I asked why. ‘Because we don’t have them on the Isle of Wight,’ came the response.

You know, we don’t know how lucky we are on the mainland!