Category Archives: Dad tales

Dad’s Christmas: a reblog for 23rd December 2020

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
My father’s mother died when he was about 5, and he was actually brought up by his grandparents, uncles and aunts. He told us few things about his childhood, but I particularly remember this about Christmas.…

Posted in Dad tales, Family, Memories, reblog | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Three Things Challenge #420

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge. Every day I’ll list three things that may, or may not, be related. The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, Challenge, Dad tales, Three Things Challenge | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Elderflowers and wine

You may remember these pictures from last year Well the tree is in flower now and everything is white. Sadly my phone took lousy pictures My Dad made wine. It was lovely stuff, and in later years more like rocket … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, hobbies and interests, Memories | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Memories of Dad

Every day when we walk the dog round the block, we pass a tree laden, no GROANING, with elderberries. These pictures were taken with my phone last night, but don’t begin to give you an idea of just how much … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, Memories, My life, observations | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Today, 23rd September

My FIL would have been 97 today, so we will be lighting a candle in his memory. Hubby says his Dad liked me, and I like to think so as we had some great debates and differences of opinions, but … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, diary, Family, food, humour, Memories, My life, Personal Thoughts | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

One-Liner Wednesday –

Thinking of my Dad today (no particular reason) and he would’ve loved the logo. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/24840312/posts/1656710006 It fits with one of his favourite quotes: Don’t the long words tickle your feet?

Posted in blogging, Challenge, Dad tales, humour | Tagged | 2 Comments

Dad’s Beauty Contest

Have a giggle at this one again.

Posted in Dad tales, humour, Memories, My life, tongue in cheek | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Cheat!

My Dad was a bit of a card……… wicked sense of humour, quick-witted, and got on with just about everyone. He worked on the laundry when I was born, but later moved into the building trade. He tried a variety … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, games, humour, Memories | Tagged , | Comments Off on Cheat!

Take a few pieces of wood

We’ve had a little drying out to do having had a small condensation problem again, and two of our precious possessions were in jeopardy. I love wood. I love the smell of the forest after the rain, and the heavy … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, home, Memories, My life | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Dad’s rocket fuel

When we moved from the council house in 1965, our new home had a garden with a small orchard. We had 2 apple trees, 2 pear trees and a plum tree, plus a variety of redcurrant, blackcurrant, loganberry, raspberry and … Continue reading

Posted in Dad tales, humour, Memories | Tagged , , | 5 Comments