The Liebster Award

The very kind, generous and excellent Ana (yes, her name was meant to be in a slightly different colour – that’s your cue to go and check out her blog) has been kind, generous and excellent enough to nominate me for the Liebster Award. I believe there will be some kind of glitzy awards ceremony to follow but in the meantime I’m supposed to do three things (well actually 44 if you’re being pedantic but let’s not quibble).

1. Share 11 facts about yourself

2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you

3. Nominate up to 11 bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer

Those of you who lived through the hilarity of me being associated with the word “Sunshine” on two previous award occasions will know that I’m not great on nominating others or posing questions but who knows, by the end of this I may have changed my mind.

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Father’s Day

I’ve written in the past about how fortunate I have been (and still am) to have strong male role models in my life. I like to think that these influences make me a good father, and I’ve certainly received enough love this weekend to believe that I’m doing ok. That said my journey is still only at the very beginning so I’d like to talk instead about some people a lot further down that road.

My dad, like most men, is a highly complicated yet simplistic individual. I don’t wish to pigeon-hole him but he probably won’t mind me calling him an “old school” kind of a dad. If you ever need a pillar of strength or calm head in a crisis, my dad is that man.

He doesn’t confine this strength to the immediate four walls of a wife and two sons either. When there’s a wider family matter amongst the siblings my dad is the go to guy. The man who sorts things out and keeps it together for the sake of everyone else.

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