My grandfather is a successful business man, he owns an engineering business. This is his second business since he moved here from England thirty seven years ago with my mum Sharon, my nana June and my aunty Michelle. Jamie was born after they got to New Zealand. In Grandads business he makes hydraulic rams but when he was in England he was a tree faller.
Grandad is about five foot nine and has blackish grey hair. He always wears flannel shirts and blue jeans except when he is in the workshop when he wears overalls over top. He has a unique smell, it is a mix of soap and the liquid he uses to cool down the metal after he has drilled it. His hair style is always the same, a comb over.
One memory I have of him is Christmas about five years ago when my sister, my two cousins and me teamed up on him and tried to tackle him but he was too strong and we were only about seven so he lifted two of us up and the other two ended up on his feet and he was walking around the house. But we can’t do that anymore because he has gotten older and we four kids have grown up to be bigger than him. Well nearly all of us are bigger than him.
Grandad is special to me because he taught me and my younger cousin Liam how to shoot and he comes to support me at my competitions and he always tries to come and support us whenever we are playing sport. That is another thing that is special about Grandad; he always puts others before himself. He is hard working and patient. This is important to his job and to us because he is teaching us how to drive and if he rushed through making the rams they would be the wrong size. He loves his family and I think he would feel proud because all of his kids have successful careers and us four grandchildren have a direction that we want to go in life when we leave school.