Jan
06
2018
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Day 5

Dad's 70thToday my amazing Dad hit the ripe old age of 70 – I still think he is looking pretty young!

We had a little party for him. These days it feels like we should seize every opportunity to spend time together and celebrate the good things.

We had a fantastic night out at a local restaurant who could not have helped us more. Completely amazing…. and this fabulous cake topped off the evening.

So Dad, Happy birthday. You are truly an inspiration and we all love you very much… now onto Uganda for a trip with him and my sister to check out some This is Epic Charity projects. Amazing!

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Nov
10
2017
0

A year in pictures – Day 310

Car thief

Our morning started a little unexpectedly when the car didn’t start.

Fortunately Dad is still on holiday in Australia so we popped to his place and stole his car for a few days.

It’s a snazzy little Fiat 500 and I love driving it! The kids call it Grandpa’s Magic Car because the roof opens.

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Oct
21
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 290

On holiday - again!My Dad is on holiday in Australia with my aunt and uncle.

They seem to be having a fab time but I am missing the old man.

We managed to catch up on FaceTime for a short time but the connection was a bit ropey.

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Apr
05
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 95

Big ChiefToday my Dad went to the school where my Mum used to teach to do an assembly.

The school have adopted Mum’s Legacy Project as their charity for the year and they will raise cash over the next few months.

It was lovely to go with my Dad and support him, but I didn’t anticipate him making me wear his Chief’s outfit!

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Mar
12
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 71

Dad

We have had a lovely day today. Church, lunch with the family and then a quick walk along the beach.

It’s not very often that a get a selfie with this lovely man but I think my Dad is awesome!

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Mar
05
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 63

Chief MartynToday my Dad’s church was holding a missions event and my Dad was manning the Compassion stall.

After Mum died we set up a fund to raise money to build classrooms in Burkina Faso. The second sent of classrooms is being being finished but unfortunately we are unable to travel out there for the opening due to Foreign Office travel advice. There are a few pics here on my Dad’s blog. I hope one day to get out there. I am desperate to see the children!!

When Dad went out to open the first school they presented him with these robes. He likes to think of himself as a Chief!

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Mar
02
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 60

My Little Pony

Who needs to have room for a pony when you have room for a tame Daddy?

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Jan
08
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 5

Birthday boyToday is my lovely Dad’s birthday.

He came for tea and we sang him Happy Birthday. The cake was quite bijou and not big enough for all 69 candles so we managed with just 5!

Happy birthday Dad. Thanks for all you do and who you are x

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Sep
25
2016
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2016 Project366 (Day 268)

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Smiles despite this being one of the hardest trips we have done. Love these two funny faces though.

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Sep
24
2016
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Greece Day 1

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We had to get up at the horrific time of 3.30am to be checked in for the flight to Greece. We arrived, collected our (very nice BMW thank-you-very-much) hire car and made the drive to the resort.

Greece1On the way we stopped at the beach at which Mum died. Originally I wanted to wait until Sunday which is the anniversary of her death but I am kind of glad we stopped. I hadn’t prepared myself for going so early in the trip so in some ways it took the sting out of it a little bit. It meant I didnt have time to get too worked up! The beach was busy and the sea was choppy, both unlike the day three years ago according to Dad. We stopped and stood by the waters edge where I had a little cry thinking about Mum. My sister had already been to this beach with Dad when she came out to meet him after Mum died but this was my first time.

It is so hard to know what to say or think. I still forget she isn’t here at times. I still think ‘oh I must tell Mum about that’, or ‘I should go out for a walk with Mum’. I miss her smiles, cuddles, cooking and her care of us. I miss the time she spent with us loving us and helping us to grow. Coming back here is painful but it feels like the right thing to do. Somehow I needed to see these places. I needed to know where she was last and experience the beauty of this place.

Most of all this trip is time with Dad and my sister. We spent the evening eating, drinking wine and playing cards. Mum would have approved of all of these things and her absence is so painful at times.

Finally I fell into bed and slept the blissful sleep of a woman with no children to wake her up. Nine and half hours people. I barely no what to do with myself I feel so rested!! (How come I still feel shattered though?!)

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