Hello! Today is father’s day in England, I’ve been wanting to do this blog post for a while so couldn’t think of a better time to post it!
As it’s father’s day I feel it’s totally necessary to include a soppy bit to say thank you for being the most incredible dad. I know I wasn’t the easiest to live with and I definitely got off very lightly with the answers to your questions. You’ve always been there for me. Always, and that is why you’re the person I trust most in this world. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done and continue to do for me. Let’s get into the questions!
I used to drive you up the wall with my messiness, so be honest, were you relieved when I moved out?
And without even stopping to think about his answer…
He then continued because that wasn’t bad enough!
You did my head in, I can’t deal with messiness at all!
Are you happy with my choice in partner?
My other half was also sat with us so no pressure…
I couldn’t be happier. I’m surprised he puts up with you!
Again, cheers dad.
What is your favourite memory as a dad?
Well one particular day that sticks in my mind is when we went to fly a hawk, you came along in your little silver coat. I remember everything about that day.
And I have a picture of it too! I think maybe this is where my love of birds began!
I’m totally rocking the Minnie Mouse wellies!
Another one of my favourite memories as a dad was when you were two years old, wearing massive headphones and listening to ‘Achey Breaky Heart’ by Billy Ray Cyrus.
Thankfully I don’t have a picture of that but I can tell you that was one of my favourite songs as a child! 😂
You have had a lot of jobs, which one has been your favourite?
I’ve enjoyed a lot of them! I did like the Ambulance Service but I think my favourite one was years ago when I hadn’t long passed my driving test and started working for a freight company driving all over Europe.
What job did you think I would do?
I would have put money on you working with animals!
I can’t deal with the heartache of it all, I did my work experience in a vets, definitely not cut out for that! Dad suggested kennels but I would be too sad for the doggies missing their families.
What was the most rebellious thing you did as a teenager?
My metal work teacher Mr Green (tosser) told me to call him Sir but I didn’t like him so I said ‘My dad said the term sir is used for people you respect and I don’t respect you’ he told me to stand outside the head masters office until I called him Sir. I stood there all day.
Also I got a tattoo on my arm whilst in school, I went to the tattoo shop under Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth, it cost 15 pence. I had to keep my sleeves rolled down at home so that my dad wouldn’t find out. He never did!
Was I hard work as a teenager?
I squeaked ‘was I?!’ super loud as I thought I was really good!
I think it’s every teenagers job to be *pause* awkward. You were reasonably good but had your moments! I do think it was because it wasn’t really a great time for either of us and you had a hard time with it all. *backtracking now…* No, you were good, it’s not like you misbehaved or anything!
Did I ever embarrass you as a child?
No I don’t think so, not as a child or as an adult!
How are we similar?
I think we’re both very laid back plus we’re always late! I’m never on time for anything unless I’m being paid.
My other half also said that we’re both very structured with our routines and creatures of habit which is also very true.
How are we different?
I’m tidy and you’re not.
Favourite thing about me?
Everything. You’re always ready to help your friends I’ve noticed.
Worst thing about me?
This keeps coming back to your messiness! Apart from that I can’t think of anything.
What do you enjoy most about being a dad?
Days out when we’ve gone somewhere and spent time together like Alton Towers etc.
A day I remember is when we went on a motorbike charity convoy from Norwich Show ground to Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth and you were on the back of my bike.
I remember this too, dad had cut the ears off of my rabbit teddy to stick onto my helmet and promised to sew them back on for me. They flew off before we even got to Norwich leaving me with a creepy earless rabbit teddy. 😐 I also remember the convoy taking forever and needing the toilet the whole time, the back of a bike isn’t very comfortable in that situation, plus we were following a Goldwing and they looked sooooo smug and comfy. Overall probably not one of my favourite memories. 😂
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but never got the chance?
I’ve always wanted to see the Great Wall of China and go to China in general, it’s a place I’d like to go but never been.
Where’s your favourite place you’ve been to in the world?
What was your first car?
The thought of my very tall dad hunched over a little Mini steering wheel cracks me up.
Favourite car you’ve ever owned?
Years ago I had a Mk3 Cortina GXL in silver.
What is your dream car?
Thank you so much for answering all my questions dad! Happy Fathers Day! -Misha x
The return of the silver coat!
This picture was taken at a Rod Stewart tribute night in Majorca 8 years ago!
And let’s finish this post off with a very blurry picture of dad dressed as a wizard and me dressed as a cave girl, because obviously it makes total sense.