My first impression on reading this book is that it is full of practical tips on being a ‘perfect grandparent’. A lot of it is basic common sense, which hopefully I am already aware of; such as how to...
Autodotbiography – the story of your life
A beautiful book
Finding the time
Autodotbiography is a digital program that is easy to follow which creates a beautifully bound, hard-backed book for you entitled ‘My Life’. To self-publish a book would cost you hundreds of pounds, but for just £250, Autodotbiography will lead you through the complicated process of putting together all those memories in a beautiful book in a very simple way. All you need is a computer – and perhaps a little help from a grandchild! To start, you are advised to go through your photo albums and select all your favourite pictures, then you get together the family birth and marriage certificates and any other memorabilia you would like to include. You will need to scan these but Bryher offers help and advice on this so don’t worry. You then answer the questions and prompts the programme offers you. You can write as much or as little as you like – or skip a question entirely. Childhood memories came flooding back as I was prompted to write about my early life – things I had not thought about for decades! It took me three months to write 285 pages (you are allowed to take up to a year) and I loved every minute of it; I found myself spending hours each day on this pleasurable task. Thoroughly recommended – so put it on your Christmas list and use code GRANNYNET for your 10% off! Gilly Bowen, guest reviewer.