I am writing this while sat in our back garden. It is a lovely and sunny day.  I have my Dad to thank for because he was the one who insisted we bought this home and I now love it.

On Tuesday I marked my Dad’s 102nd birthday. Last year on his birthday I went to the same place Dad and I had been for a holiday and the year before on his 100th birthday I ran the London Marathon.

I did not have any great plans but I did make his favourite dishes of food some of which I had not cooked in more than 3 years. I had to ask my nephew’s wife, Deepa for the recipe as I had forgotten!  The day was lovely and sunny like today and it was so beautiful, and all I did was to run, read, write, cook and share some fond memories with those I am close to, it was perfect, a day my Dad would have enjoyed just as much as I did.

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