|Dad and I in 2012|
It's Father's Day in Australia today, so a big Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there wherever they may be. But most specially a massive big Happy Father's Day to my own Dad.
My Dad is an amazing guy. He has always been an inspiration to me and a guiding light. I've always looked up to him and tried to live up to his example. He's a very quiet, reserved man but always worth listening to. And he has taught and given me so much,
|Dad painting the roof in 2002|
Dad never told me I couldn't do something because I was a girl. He always believed I could do anything if I would only try and give it ago. Which is why I'm e one saying "you need to get a new washer for the tap" when I visit my brothers and they're saying "we thought we'd wait for dad to visit." Which is also why he one day told mum I was the "best boy" he had (and I've never let my three brothers forget it!)
Dad taught me to tinker with computers, to keep trying to get Word and Excel to do what I needed them to do. He taught me how to create commands to change the Excel box colours. He taught me to appreciate maths and science, and how to think logically, although I still think he's crazy for saying I had to study physics in high school so I had a "fun subject".
|Dad and Mum in 2012|
|Dad, me, and my cousin 2002|
Like I said, he's an amazing a person, and I probably don't tell him often enough.
Oh, and he taught me about Doctor Who. Enough said!
Happy Father's Day Dad!
To celebrate Father's Day, I've created a cross stitch card pattern featuring Arthur Weasley. It's hard to find strong Fawther characters in the world of fandoms. There are a lot of father-figures or surrogate fathers, but not too many actual fathers. I wonder why?