Monday 18 April 2016

Reflective Day

I didn't have a Gifted Gorgeousness post this month as my stitching has all been catch up - but I may have something next month ;)

Just a short post from me - reflecting on my Dad who passed away 4 years ago today. It seems like yesterday and feels like eternity. Barb stitched a lovely ornament for me which I display every year on our mantle along with the ceramic candle holder shed and a gardener figurine, which although actually my grandfathers reminds me of both men. The candle will stay lit all day.

For Dad
Beautiful ornament from Barb
Today and on Dad's birthday we usually go out and have scampi & chips with a glass of rose wine, his favourite meal when out. He also enjoyed going to the wine tastings with us, his favourite being at Birmingham museum where we were greeted with a  glass of champagne - he thought the whole evening 'very posh'.

By coincidence we are gong to a wine tasting tonight at The Ballroom, City Halls, Leicester - although there will be no scampi & chips I'm sure Dad would approve as it will be a 'posh' event :)

Ron Mellor 1926 - 2012  super Dad, Grandpop, Scouter and friend - loved and missed by us all 


  1. The display on your mantle is a lovely way to remember your dad.

    My dad has been gone for 28 years this year, a long time, but it still feels so recent.


  2. Oh Clare, I am so touched. You are blessed my dear. Take it from one who did not have a dad such as yours. I am so very glad your father was a great one and enjoyed seeing the beautiful photographs.

  3. What a lovely post about your dad, enjoy your wine tasting event tonight and I agree your dad will approve :0)

  4. What a lovely tribute to your Dad. The ornament from Barb is so thoughtful. Hope you have a lovely evening.

  5. This is such a lovely remembrance of your Dad. The photo collage is beautiful.

  6. What a lovely way to remember your Dad.
    My FIL was born on 5th November so we always send a special rocket up on Bonfire Night for him. I never met him as he passed away when hubby was a teenager.

  7. Clare, it is hard to believe that it is four years since your dad died. This was a lovely post in memory of him.


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