Today is my Dad’s birthday, and much like on my Mum’s birthday, my parents are off on holiday (they’re not even retired yet – I don’t know how they have so many holidays!) so I’m not going to see him. I did give him a call this morning, and he gave me a quick run down of his day – Tom Cruise film in the morning (no, really), feeding the doggies at lunch time, and generally chilling out whilst waiting for my Mum to finish work, before setting off for their holiday cottage this evening.
My Dad is usually quite impossible to buy presents for, but a couple of months ago, I found the most perfect thing in a shop in London. I bookmarked it in my mind, intending to go back and get it closer to his birthday. Of course, the bloody shop doesn’t have a proper online store, so I’m still wrangling with them to try and figure something out. Typical. However, I did get him some trusty Amazon vouchers, which he’s told me he’s going to put towards a “Nikon P520 or railway”. Yes, railway. I’m not entirely sure what he means by that – perhaps he’s planning on running a train company or something.
Anyway, happy birthday to my beard-growing, CSI-watching, video gamer Daddy!