Every Christmas for as long as I can remember I have received a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It is a chocolate which makes me think of Christmas because of this! I have fond memories of trying to break each one open by banging them down hard on my bedside table, to open them up and then devour the delicious chocolate orange segments.
What to buy the man who has everything?
This is a dilema I am faced with for my OH when it comes to his birthday,Christmas and Fathers Day gifts!!! It is not that he is fussy, but he buys what he wants when he sees it throughout the rest of the year and then the things he might want costs too much!!!
So yesterday was Fathers Day, the first for Burton’s daddy and the 36th for mine! We all spent the day together yesterday and went out for a little boat ride along the river Torridge in the afternoon along with Jon’s dad too (well it is his boat!). We launched from Appledore and sailed for an hour which was good timing as Burton had decided he was ready to disembark by then!
It was the first time since being born that Burton had been on a boat (his last trip was 4 days before he was born!), and we bought him his very own life jacket which was a little too big really and he did complain about having to have it on! Here he is wearing it:
I dont think there was any need to make that gesture at me even if he was fed up wearing it lol! I had to bribe him with little biscuits for a lot of the journey!
When we first got on Burton seemed more interested in his book then looking at the scenery!
My dad enjoyed his boat trip. He got on to the boat wearing a hat but within 1 minute it flew off into the water ! Luckily his daughter risked her hand and managed to rescue it from the grips of the motor propellor! I then had to rub suntan lotion into his *ahem* delicate head patch lol never had to do that before!
Burton had a go at sailing the boat which he seemed to enjoy as he bounced up and down in an excited manner!
I made sure everyone else was well protected with suntan lotion and then forgot to do my back and shoulders so I have a lovely set off strap marks now! Here I am with my sailer boy (and biscuit bribes!)
It was wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon and once we got back to shore we all had a delicious locally made ice cream. Burton sampled some and his face was a picture- a mixture of delight and confusion at the ice cream sensation in his mouth! I have no photo of this as I was not able to hold my dripping cornet, Burton and my phone!
All in all a good fathers day was had by all!
Thank you xx