Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Grandmother - Heni Henderson

This is my grandmother, Heni. But I call her Nan. She has a beautiful, proud Maori face which is at once strong and soft.

When I was little, Nan enjoyed baby-sitting me because I had a very good appetite. She would make me an egg on toast for breakfast. All she would have is a cup of tea and a single slice of toast cut into four squares… I could always eat more toast than her.

Nan loves to play cards - mainly gin rummy and 500. Both of my brothers are very good at cards, but they just can't beat her. She laughs wickedly when she wins and can be quite cocky.