Peppa Pig Live A Date With My Granddaughter

I am thrilled to have booked tickets to a concert that I really want to go to.

No, it’s not Sting and Paul Simon. I really really wanted to go to that but my plans of a weekend with friends at the Pokolbin concert in a vineyard have fallen through.  No, this concert is about creating memories with my granddaughter; about enjoying the privileges of being a grandmother.

Advertisement for Peppa Pig concert in BrisbaneIt is not a concert that I would have even considered a year ago, in fact a year ago I’d barely heard of the main star of the show. But then Peppa Pig came into our lives. My granddaughter watches her avidly. She learns manners from her (“Nanna, this is my baby sister Charlie”). She plays with her Peppa Pig stuffed toy. She eats off a plate with Peppa’s image on it. She draws and paints pictures of Peppa Pig. Peppa is as real to my granddaughter as most people she knows.

So when I heard Peppa Pig was going to be LIVE at a Brisbane theatre I immediately booked tickets. We are having a special date, just the two of us, to see Peppa in concert.

I realise that someone who is still a few months off turning three probably won’t remember this concert, or even that we attended a concert together. But I will always be able to treasure the moments of joy and wonderment that I will see on her face. There will be aspects of theatre that she will never have seen before, experiences she won’t have had, and then there will be the excitement of seeing Peppa and George (Peppa’s baby brother who is always introduced politely…hence the introduction I mentioned before).

Being a grandparent is such a privilege; the opportunity to give unconditional love without having all the tiresome parts of parenthood. We’ve been there, done that. Now this is the truly fun part, the chance to enjoy the special times with the next generation, then hand them back to the parents when the outing is over.

Thank you, Peppa Pig, for bringing this joy into our lives.


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Jenni Proctor

Hi, I'm Jenni Proctor from Boomers Next Step. Remember when the formula for success in life was simply to strive for good marks at school, gain qualifications, get a great job, work hard and save for your retirement? Yes, I believed it too! For years my husband David and I wanted to develop a business that we could operate anywhere in the world, but both of us were educated to be employees.  We had entrepreneurial dreams and ideas, but still had employee mindsets. 14 years ago I took the giant leap!  I left my job in Education to start a business as a Career Counsellor and Coach, helping mature adults transition from one career path to another, and particularly from employment to entrepreneurship.  I had studied long and hard to gain new qualifications but sadly I hadn’t learnt how to market my new business. About 12 years ago we realized that we were not tracking well towards having the sort of retirement we wanted. We’d saved; we’d invested; and like so many other people we’d also lost some money along the way. It didn’t help that my business was not bringing in as much as I had been earning as an employee. Our dreams of extensive travel and helping our family were being replaced by a growing concern that we would outlive our savings. It seemed that a traditional retirement would not allow us to maintain the lifestyle we wanted. I love helping people plan the next phase of their lives, but we realized that was not going to be enough.  We needed a way to create an income stream that would pay for the travel and other lifestyle luxuries we wanted, that would provide mental stimulation, and would interest us both.

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