sunny rainy/windy England, it’s good old father’s day tomorrow. In true spirit, i am swanning off for the day with some of the Chalkboard massive to Bubble London, a kids trade show to check out all the latest fashion and design coming your way in the near future. I say in true spirit because it literally will be a daddy day for my little ones. This is great for a few reasons but mostly becuase he gets to experience the full and frank dad experience. The hugs, the loving , the fighting , the cooking etc…and the kids will love it. That and the fact he will team up with his best mate to hang out who also happens to have 3 little ones! I promise i’ll take them all out for dinner when i get home as a treat!
If you are lacking a gift or indeed a card, I highly recommend a homemade voucher. It’s so easy and if you pick something personal to the recipient i’m sure it will be well appreciated! A car wash, a lay in, a free pass day, 100 kisses! I’m sure you get the idea.
Now to my dad. Although he has been gone 8 years now it really feels like it could have been yesterday since i saw him. I am not one for visiting grave stones and lighting candles but instead i like to take a moment to think of the funniest moments i can recall or do things that make me think of him. So this small list is a glimpse of stuff that makes me laugh out loud and think of him.
- listening to Wham. There was one particular song that used to make my sister and i cry with laughter when he sang the ‘Woo ooh ‘ bit.
- watching old movies we once watched together, that he loved. The list is endless but most old films I watch generally make me think of him. Particularly, Blazing Saddells, The Three Amigos, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Finian’s Rainbow and Singing in the Rain. We recently watched a bit of Blazing Saddells which came on TV a few weeks back. It is so outdated and un PC. Nick was looking at me wondering if i had gone mad wanting to watch it but all i could hear was the sound of dad’s laugh still ringing in my ear.
- Spaghetti bolognase. His signature dish!
So i hope you have a fun filled Father’s day. And if you are missing someone today, i hope you manage to smile and laugh about them too.
Don’t forget to come back and check out our first ‘My Life’ post on Monday!