Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Gallery - Dads

The Gallery took a holiday last week which was very lucky as so did I!  How lucky am I that, as yet, I've not missed a gallery (lucky or sad)...I only got off the plane from Italy at 5pm yesterday so it's been a bit of a scramble to get this post prepared.

I didn't want to miss this as it's 'Dads'.

I could write about what a great Dad my husband is to Mini Cheddar but I think that I've talked about that a few times.

So this is a post dedicated to my Dad.

My Dad is a great man.  He's done so much with his life and I'll always be proud of that - he's run local committees, been a local councillor and a core member of the community, he's even been to the Queens Garden Party (oooh get him!).  He has strong opinions and can sometimes be set in ways but he's the first to admit that and I love him for his honesty.  I love the fact he loves his golf and has himself a hobby that keeps him fit and active.

He has always worked hard and looked after his family financially.  Mum and Dad always went without when we were younger and they didn't have much money to splash about.  Now my parents are financially secure and they are loving their retirement...and I love them.

He's also the perfect Grandad to Mini Cheddar and she loves him dearly.

If I'd known about the Gallery theme before today I would have easily captured the perfect moment yesterday at Liverpool airport.  Dad came to pick us up and 10 nights without Mini Cheddar seeing her Grandad sent her into squeals of excitement and stamping of her feet and then a mad run towards him for a big cuddle.

Sadly, I didn't capture the moment but I'll share with you one of my favourite pictures I took of Mini Cheddar when she was only 6 months old and her Grandad - my wonderful Dad.  It's not exactly highlighting my photographic skills, far from it, but I love it for the look on my Dads face and the touch of Mini Cheddars hand on his face.

Mini Cheddar And Her Grandad



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22 comments:

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Don't be apologising for that photograph: I think it's gorgeous. You can really see how much your Dad loves his grandchild xx

The Bird said...

Such a look of adoration. Lovely pic.

PippaD said...

I agree, that photo is amazing. It is very lovely.

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

Fantastic expressions on both of their faces. Just lovely!

About JollyJilly said...

What a super picture I love it.

QWERTY Mum said...

Welcome home! and what a lovely photo :)

Laura said...

Lovely picture! They look as if they have the same hands too. Very cute!

Nicki Cawood said...

What a beautiful picture of a proud Grandad! And a lovely description of your Dad x

nicsnotebook.com said...

Awww it's so lovely!! I wish I had known my grandad's but they both died before I was born.

Lady Estrogen said...

That is a lovely photo - I love how she's touching his face :)

Inside the Wendy House said...

That's lovely Heather...welcome back home, hope your holiday was fabulous :)

The syders said...

Welcome Home Heather! Such a lovely post...your Dad looks & sounds adorable x

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

What a gorgeous photo it's perfect for this weeks post :) love those chubby cheeks on mini cheddar x

MummyMummymum said...

Lovely photo, MC is gorgeous!

multiplemummy said...

I think that is the most natural gorgeous photo. Really warm. x

tiddlyompompom said...

oh it's a LOVELY photo, so warm and loving :)

mumsarcade said...

So very sweet
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helloitsgemma said...

great you are back! Lovely lovely photo - I hope he loves this post too

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

He sounds like a wonderful Dad and Grandpa. Hope you had a lovely holiday. x

Dianne x said...

Love the black and white picture. The expressions on their faces are great, you can see he idolises her x

Mañana Mama said...

Beautiful picture, dads are so precious!

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

This is such an adorable, touching photograph, perfectly capturing the love that is so very special between a grandchild and grandparent.

So gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! x

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