Every day is an adventure – 91/365 – Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!

with dad
It’s Father’s Day today so I have posted this lovely photo of us.  I was visiting with my parents recently and we had a few delightful outings together, this being just one of them.  I wish I lived closer to my parents but I know that we can connect very easily and quickly.  My mother is very good with her technology skills!

My father has Parkinson’s Disease and today both mum and dad are walking with many other sufferers and carers, in a fundraiser event, A Walk in the Park, to raise awareness and funds for research into this insidious disease.  I’m sure they will enjoy the walk with everyone, the atmosphere and the huge amount of support they will receive for just being out there! Go mum & dad – they are inspirations to us all!!

A Walk in the Park is your chance to celebrate, support and empower people living with Parkinson’s. It brings together people from all walks of life – those living with Parkinson’s, families and carers, and health professionals.

As Australia’s largest annual community event, A Walk in the Park is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Every dollar raised by A Walk in the Park helps to support people living with Parkinson’s in Australia.

It’s an awful disease, it’s hard on the person with it and it’s hard on the family, particularly the main carer, which in this case is my mother.

Here’s another photo taken many years ago with my dad. It’s one of my all time favourites photos.

Me and my dad

I have written quite a few posts about my family from time to time (check out my page here) and I wrote this one earlier this year, about a book that dad wrote about his early life in the navy.

The best book I’ve ever read.

So I wish all the dads out there a very happy father’s day, and especially my father, who has always been a great dad, full of fun and stories and so very clever.  He has a sharp mind, a keen sense of humour and can still beat me at word puzzles and don’t ask him for a game of scrabble!  And he likes Dr Who…in fact he started my enjoyment with all things Dr Who, as we watched the shows together, usually with me watching from behind the lounge or with my hands in front of my eyes if they were too scary!

I’m still going well with my 365 day photo challenge and am enjoying finding everyday adventures to share. Today’s adventure is really all about my parents and their walk (adventure), and although I can’t be with them, they at least know that I am with them in spirit!

If you’d like to see all my posts so far you can click here Every day photo project .

As always it’s good to hear from you if you’d like to leave me a comment.

Deb 🙂

  One thought on “Every day is an adventure – 91/365 – Father’s Day

  1. September 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    How lovely Deb. Happy Father’s Day to you and your Dad. And good on them for doing the walk, I didn’t even realise it was on. xx

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    • September 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks for your kind thoughts. The walk was at Southport so should have been nice and warm for them.

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  2. September 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    What a lovely story with you and your Dad. You’re a lucky woman 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 6, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      I am very lucky and never take it for granted. Life is too short to not make the most of every opportunity. They are an amazing set of parents.

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  3. September 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    What a lovely photo and it is so wonderful to be able to read your father’s memoirs in his book. Happy Father’s day to you both!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 6, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much Barbara. I think dad’s book has been good for all of us to read. love the photo too 🙂


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