Father’s Day dilemmas

It’s that time of year again. Comedy socks, mugs with ‘Best Dad’ and a whole host of novelty ‘stuff’ to buy the dads in your life. It’s a minefield of wrong moves and potentially rubbish presents. Of course Arthur will create something cute and meaningful at nursery but I still have to pull it out of the bag with something he’ll actually be able to use.

But as Father’s Day draws ever closer I’ve been struggling to find something. Apart from drills, wood and anything you can build something with, I’m not sure what my own dad will appreciate. And apart from tents, sleeping bags and all things climbing, I’m not sure what Jonathan would like either!

I’m always happy to spend a little but I’m not in going to be shelling out hundreds. Although I am aware this would set a rather handy precedent for Mother’s Day. But that’s not in the spirit of the day. Is it?

Then I had a bit of an epiphany! I realised that both of the lovely men in my life enjoy a drink! My dad’s a bit of a wine lover and Jonathan enjoys a real ale. So for dad I’ve gone for a lovely rich Malbec and for Jonathan I’ve tracked down a beer we had when on holiday in the Lake District – he harped on about it for weeks so at least it will keep him quiet for a while.

So I’m sorted with a few days to spare and it was all online alcohol so I didn’t even leave the house! What with Arthur’s magnificent cress head creation – Jonathan’s in for a real treat. It’s a first for me not to be running around frantically on Saturday afternoon…that said I still have to get a card. Hope there are some left!

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