Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dear Dad...

So this weekend it's Father's Day. I'm not really one for soppy posts (especially when I know that my Dad reads my blog), but when I saw that Mummy Central were looking for bloggers to write an open letter to their Dads or other father figures I thought that I would like to join in. So I've compiled a list of just ten happy memories of my Dad from all the lovely ones that I have. Dad, if you're reading I hope that you don't mind, that you like them, and that you remember them too! Leave a comment, go on!

  • Going into the school in the holidays where he taught chemistry to do experiments - separating salt from sand, developing photographs and doing chromatography with felt tips.

  • Taking me for walks on the Downs after I moved down to Worthing and before I had a job.

  • Helping me make revision timetables for GCSE exams. I did them the same way for all the exams that I ever took!

  • Bringing home computers from school in the school holidays for us to play on, along with the games that he had confiscated from the boys.

  • Teaching me how to use a hammer and nails in the garage and helping me make furniture for my Barbies.

  • Embarassing me in front of my friend by talking about his dangly bits on a camping holiday (the toggles on his sleeping bag that is).

  • Telling me that there were chocolate coins on top of the clouds.

  • Taking me to and picking me up from the pub (he still does from time to time!)

  • Taking part in the bean bag and bucket race at Sport's Day and injuring his knee really badly.

  • Making mulled wine at Christmas.

So many more, but I had to stop somewhere. If you are inspired to write a post about your Dad, do link it up at Mummy Central (link no longer available) and stop by to read some of the other stories.


13 comments:

  1. He has read it and was suitably impressed :) He doesn't remember the one about the chocolate buttons! Can I just say that the photo was taken on the day we were called out at 4:30am, and we are not looking at our best....

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  2. That's a beautiful post. I love the idea of chocolate coins on the top of clouds!

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  3. Thank you! I flew for the first time aged about 12 and was most disappointed to find that he had made it up!

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  4. I remember most of the others but not that one! I remember the 'dangly bits'. Oh dear.

    You can't have chocolate coins on the clouds, they'd melt, because 'the sun's always shining two miles up'...

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    1. That's true about the chocolate coins, I never thought of that!

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  5. Oh dear. So sorry to hear he hurt himself at Sports Day. Hope he's suitably recovered from that.
    And it's a parents' job to embarrass their child. I'm looking forward to mine growing up a bit so I can embarrass them.
    Thanks for linking up honey x

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    1. Well it was quite a serious injury, I do remember that an operation was required! He's fine now though, still mountain biking his way through retirement.

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  6. Fathers are supposed to be embarrassing to their children, or that's what my husband tells our children anyway! Some lovely things to remember, and I agree with you, lovely natural pic of the parents!

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    1. Thank you, I really like the photo!

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  7. Dad's are really special people. It's lovely to have the excuse to tell them so every now and again. :-)

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  8. Lovely post, I can so tell how much you adore your Dad...he sounds so fab! x

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