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Blogger competition, My top 5 TV Dads.

Firstly a big Hello and huge apology to all my readers for the lack of posts over the last few months. Regular readers will know we are going through a pretty tough time at the moment, trying to find a house with all our items and ourselves squeezed into my parents in law’s house. I wont say to much and jinx myself but things are looking up, with Monday a pretty important day for us all.

With Father’s day this Sunday (21st June) and my fiance working and Father in law in hospital with Pneumonia, its going to be a pretty hectic day for little Jack. To make it a little easier for him in between hospital visits and waiting for Daddy to come home, we are having a film day featuring a few of his favorites such as Paddington, Harry Potter and Nanny Mcphee.

Which brings me nicely to a fab blogger competition to win a 48″ curved Samsung TV (worth around £1,800)!


The TV includes:

• A 48” mega screen
• Ultra HD picture, 4 times the resolution of HD
• 1900 PQI
• Smart: Catch up TV & App Store

Curry’s are asking bloggers to write a post about their top 5 TV Dads and why you’ve chosen them (you can find out more over on Curry’s blog)

My top 5 TV Dads are:


5. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

We all know he’s not the brightest button in the box but he loves his family, and tries his hardest to help Lisa with her homework and cover for Bart. Even though Bart and Homer often end up arguing (featuring the iconic image of Homer with his hands around Bart’s throat) things always turn out well in the end. We all remember the episode when Bart sued Homer for being a bad Dad and Homer tried to prove he wasn’t, a dumb Dad doesn’t necessarily mean a bad dad.

Daddy pig

4. Daddy pig (Peppa pig)

At number 4 is Daddy pig, sometimes a little lazy but always there for Peppa and George. Daddy pig has the loudest oink, stubble, a big tummy but an even bigger heart and drops everything to take Peppa and George where ever they want, when they want.

Mike big bang

3. Mike Rostenkowski (Big bang theory)

Bernadette’s dad Mike is an ex cop who is very protective of his little girl. Originally trying to intimidate Howard, Mike at last accepts Bernadette’s wishes and embraces Howard as one of the family. Mike may be a little stand-offish and grumpy but he’ll do anything for his Bernie.


2. Wyatt (Big bang theory) 

Wyatt is Penny’s dad and although he originally wanted a boy and tried to turn Penny into one, hes always there when his little girl needs him the most. A shoulder to cry on and a straight talking dad, Wyatt supports Penny through thick and thin like any good dad should.

Seeley booth

1. Seeley Booth (Bones)

My favorite TV dad is definitely Seeley Booth from Bones, even though he has split from his partner he is still there for his son Parker. Stopping everything at the drop of a hat Seeley even rescued Parker from a serial killer. Seeley also has a daughter with Dr Brennan called Christine, for whom he does everything in his power to protect when she and her mum Dr Brennan are in danger.

So there you have it, my favorite TV dads.

Who would you pick?

Disclaimer: This is my entry for the Curry’s top 5 TV dad’s competition.

Father’s Day Gifts From Years Past

When I was contacted by the lovely Cassie from the dollar shave club, asking if I would like to take part in a campaign called ‘Father’s day gifts from years past’ I knew I had the perfect gift in mind.

My dad died over two years ago and we didn’t have that great of a relationship so instead my post will be focusing on my fiance and his very first fathers day gift.

Last year when Jack was just 11 months old, Daddy had his very first fathers day. I wanted to make this special for him as he would never have this experience again. Daddy can be hard to buy for so instead of trawling the shops looking for something someone else had made I sent about trying to capture the perfect pair of itty bitty Jack size hand prints. It took many attempts, with lots of smudged prints and complete fails but finally we managed one perfect sheet of paper with lots of Jacks hand prints on. I wrote a simple but meaningful poem to let Daddy how much we love him and are glad to have him in our lives.



We also made a card that the poem could fold up into for safe keeping.941461_10200923108538330_604692048_n

Jack had recently learnt to crawl so on the day itself, when Daddy got in from work Jack presented him with his card and the poem carefully folded inside.   My partner loved it and it is kept safely in our keepsake box along with Jacks first birthday cards, cards from when he was born and his tiny little ID bands he wore while in hospital.

This year Jack and I are thinking of making something similar possibly with just a pair of hand prints to show how much he has grown over the last year.

Have you given or received any meaningful, funny or bizarre fathers day gifts?

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