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!