Sunday, 19 June 2011

Father's Day

On Father's Day I thought I would share one of the last photos that I have of my dad, taken on his 70th birthday in 1988.

He hated having his photo taken and avoided having pictures taken whenever he could, so there are not so many photos of him around.  He found it totally impossible to smile naturally in front of a camera so this picture does not give any indication of his sense of fun or great sense of humour.  I was a real Daddy's girl when I was growing up and even though it is 22 years since he passed away, I still miss him so much.
But to compensate for this, I always made sure that my children  made a huge fuss of my husband on Fathers Day and even though they are grown up now, they still make him feel extra special on this Sunday.
Today we went for lunch to our daughter's flat where she and her boyfriend cooked a delicious barbecue with wonderful side dishes.  At this point, I should point out that he is Head Chef at a Michelin starred restaurant so you can imagine what a priviledge it is to have him cook for you!  Now we are home and he is watching the England Under 21s play football on the tv with our son, so I think it is fair to say that he has had a great day being spoilt and doing his favourite things.  And that's what Father's Day should be all about!

10 comments:

Karen said...

What a lovely post Deb - so glad you had a lovely Father's day and a delicious bbq to boot.

Tracy said...

Lovely post and it sounds like a good day.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like he had a great day.

Denise said...

Glad you have all had a lovely day and that your meal was nice,lovely photo of your dad x

humel said...

Absolutely right. I'm glad he had a great day, and thinking of you hun xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

That BBQ sounds like a treat indeed! Such lovely memories for Fathers Day...thenks for sharing! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I really miss my dad. I've been thinking about him a lot today. I did have a nice time with DH today, though, at a music festival.
Rinda

jennifer said...

I think my hubby got nicely spoiled yesterday for father's day, he had a lie-in, a fry up, strawberry picking, and handmade burgers for dinner. At 37 weeks pregnant I think that's enough effort on my part for one day!

It's good that you have at least a few pics of your dad. It's nice you are celebrating the memories of him by making sure your kids spoil their dad. x

Sian said...

Lovely post Deb! It sounds like you had a very happy day.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Deb ~ So glad to hear that you had a good Father's Day. I loved seeing a photo of your dad. Funny, my grandma hated having her photo taken too. She's be having a great time - laughing and carrying on - and then the camera would come out and she'd get serious. What is that?!?!

And what a treat to be cooked for by a pro! You deserve it! xo