All Posts Tagged with "Dad"

Aug 21
2020

Top Plot

Last in a series of reissued blog posts in memory of my Dad… I have come to love Autumn, with its promise of a long brutal winter to come that freezes the ground and makes gardening impossible. But this year when September arrives, Dad rings with strange news. ‘You’ll never guess. We’ve been awarded the […]

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Apr 14
2020

Ted the Shed

A blog post from 2010 in memory of my Dad:  Dad rings one morning. ‘We need somewhere to keep our tools,’ he announces. ‘Stop ’em getting pinched. Somewhere for when it rains, so we can sit and watch all the other buggers get soaked.’ His robust view startles me but a quick search on the […]

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Apr 7
2020

Do not cut down this tree

An excerpt from my blog about the highs and lows of sharing an allotment with my Dad… I am away for a night. When I leave, there are two trees on the allotment. When I come back, there are one and a half. It’s no surprise. Last week, in every gap in conversation (and even […]

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Feb 26
2020

RIP Dad

Dad has died. Aged 96, peacefully at the care home from old age, as we said in his obituary. I held his hand as his breaths grew farther and farther apart, like midnight waves in a lazy summer sea. He gave a surprised gasp. Then he was still. Kerfuffle followed, carers elbowing me aside to […]

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Aug 9
2019

Dad’s Shed

Dad’s shed has a new roof. He would turn in his grave to think I’d paid someone £75 to work on a shed that only cost him £99 in the first place and which he erected alone, ignoring Mr MS’s nervous offers of help. Not that Dad is in his grave. He has just celebrated/endured […]

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