Sunday, 16 June 2013

Fathers Day...

You only get one dad in this world and you have no choice in the matter what so ever...

From when I was a kid thanks to my parents I was lucky to be brought up in a wild remote upland area where less than 1% of the English population live at that altitude above sea level. Dad encouraged me to get close to nature, whether it was building tree houses down in the woods, swimming in the river Gelt or searching for conkers for the playground battles at primary school. 
I always had animals nearby whether it was shmiggy the slowworm, Arnie the polecat or ginger the pussy cat. I even slept the night with a lost lamb in my bed!

His passion for the natural world is sensational as he just does not switch off. He has achieved so much in his career not through financial wealth or qualifications but all through his dedication and self drive. I am reminded by some of his success hundreds of miles away up on Mull when I see his books in the local Tobermory book shop or read his articles in national magazines. 


I am very proud he is my dad...

I am fortunate to say that I won first prize in the lottery of life...

Happy fathers day :)

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